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Unread 09-12-2010, 08:47 AM   #31
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I don't want to push you budget higher, but have you thought of lockers? Now would be a great time.

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I have given lockers a thought. My thing is that this is my DD so with that a automatic locker in the front would be ok i think which I have given an aussie a thought for that. But as for the rear I would def need a selectable which is more than I want to spend atm for that. I don't really wheel that hard. Not really into the rocks or anything just mostly wooded trails and some mud holes here and there. So what are your guys opinions on an aussie or another automatic locker for a DD??

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Unread 11-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #32
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Rather than starting a new thread I figured I would bump my old one. Here's a quick recap for those who do not want to read the previous posts. I have an 04, 4 banger, 5spd on 35s which I am going to swap the D44 from an 01 into and regear to 4.88s.

Here is the gear set I was thinking about getting-->Superior Gears for TJ 4.88 Dana 30 / 44 with Master Install Kits

Would 4.88s be too much. Should I get 4.56s? I commute about 15 miles to work every morning and this is my DD. I want to be able to keep up with traffic at least up to 75 if I can.

Also a automatic locker up front would be fine right? I was thinking about getting an aussie. Opinions/recommendations

Thanks for the input!

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Unread 11-20-2010, 09:31 AM   #33
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Rather than starting a new thread I figured I would bump my old one. Here's a quick recap for those who do not want to read the previous posts. I have an 04, 4 banger, 5spd on 35s which I am going to swap the D44 from an 01 into and regear to 4.88s.

Here is the gear set I was thinking about getting-->Superior Gears for TJ 4.88 Dana 30 / 44 with Master Install Kits

Would 4.88s be too much. Should I get 4.56s? I commute about 15 miles to work every morning and this is my DD. I want to be able to keep up with traffic at least up to 75 if I can.

Also a automatic locker up front would be fine right? I was thinking about getting an aussie. Opinions/recommendations

Thanks for the input!

Jake
The Aussie should be invisible for the most part in 2wd. You will hear some ratcheting noise on slow sharp turns, like into a parking spot, but nothing you won't soon ignore until a passenger points it out.

I have a 98 with the 4.0L,, I went with 4:56 gears, but I wish I had gone to 4:88. However, your transmission is different than mine and the 2.5L changes stuff as well so you would be better servered if others advise on the gears.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 11:21 AM   #34
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Thanks for reinforcing my aussie decision little jeep.

Anyone have a 2.4/5, 5spd, with 4.88s on 33s/35s? Looking for some opinions as to how you like it. Anyone? Thanks.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 01:31 PM   #35
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You should at least go with 4.88s with a 5spd and a 2.5L. An Aussie in the front should be pretty unnoticeable while in 2wd.

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