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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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RE Gearing My 2000 TJ & Need Some Help

im going to regear my 2000 tj 4.0. im running 33s with a 6" suspension with a dana 30 in the front and 35 rear. i have already bought my rear set of gears 4.56. now i just need the front set and im going to install them, ive seen threads that say i will need new carriers and some say i won't. everything in my axles is stock as far as i know. is there anything else i might need to be ready for and how will i know if i need a new carrier. im not looking to have a pro do my gears because for some reason everyone in my area want 1200 or more to do the gears, and im also rebuilding my motor right now so i cane get the jeep to anyone anyway. some help would be greatly appreciated even better if anyone in the area would be able to help me out

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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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honestly man.. if you do not know what you are doing with gears i would find somsone that does to help you out... if done wrong you are in for worlds of hurt.

BTW you do not need new carriers, i regeared my D30 and D35 with 4.88s and all i had to do was remeasure the shims.
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1200 for both axles parts and labor? That's a good deal. If you can't figure out for yourself whether you need a new carrier good luck with your gear setup.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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BTW you do not need new carriers,
It depends on what carrier he has now
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If you don't have atleast 3.73 now you will need a carrier
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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honestly man.. if you do not know what you are doing with gears i would find somsone that does to help you out... if done wrong you are in for worlds of hurt.

BTW you do not need new carriers, i regeared my D30 and D35 with 4.88s and all i had to do was remeasure the shims.
Since you don't know what gears he has currently how can you say he doesnt need a new carrier?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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If you don't have atleast 3.73 now you will need a carrier
2000s came with 3.73s with the 4.0
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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I think you should save your money until you can pay a pro to do it. I ran 3.73 and 33's for years and it was definitely reasonable.
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2000s came with 3.73s with the 4.0
Are you suggesting all 4.0 2000s have 3.73?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #10
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i dont know exactly what im doing but i have worked with and rebuilt lots of machinery and pumps and things and all my own engine work. no they want 12 for 1 axle using the gears and bearings i have already bought and my fluid and they were the cheapest. im not sure what gears are in there now.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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no they want 12 for 1 axle
Im glad I don't live there. LOL That is insane. You might need to check around with some other Jeepers.
I paid that for both axles
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im not sure what gears are in there now.
You need to figure this out first. In the FAQ there is a thread that will tell you how to determine what gears you have. Do that. Then people can tell you whether you need a new carrier.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #13
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Do you have a dial indicator? Do you plan on buying the master rebuild kits? You can determine your current gearing either via a build sheet, from Jeep, or by rotating the axle and counting. Re-gear is something best left to a pro but all the luck should you decide to give it a go.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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i dont plan on rushing into anything, right now my main thing is the motor but i want to be ready to get the gears dealt with also, when i was driving i could feel the rear gears slip when i left a stop light it would only slip a few teeth before catching. i havent got a dial indicator yet but i know i need it. i bought a set of G2 gears and i also picked up the G2 master ring and pinion install kit, i know its better to let the pros handle it but i know some people who havent had the best luck with shops out here as far as price and dealing with the people who work there.
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when i was driving i could feel the rear gears slip when i left a stop light it would only slip a few teeth before catching.
Ummm . . . I hope your ring and pinion are not slipping a few teeth regularly (or at all really). You might need to rush into something then . . . like fixing it.
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