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kking08 08-04-2010 09:02 PM

5.13 gears in a dana 30
 
tommorow i was planning on having my gears installed but i saw on antoher forum that you may have to change the carrier to install 5.13 gears? is this true or not?

nwbronco 08-04-2010 09:13 PM

Depends on the gearing you have now.

kking08 08-04-2010 09:16 PM

i have 3.21

nwbronco 08-04-2010 09:31 PM

You have read correctly. The break is at 3.73 Below that, you'll need a carrier swap to get to 5.13 on a dana 30.


Bob K.

fan45acp 08-04-2010 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kking08 (Post 9906895)
i have 3.21

Dana 30 front axle on a JK will have to change the carrier..yep..J.H.

kking08 08-04-2010 09:34 PM

where is the best place to get a carrier?

nwbronco 08-04-2010 09:38 PM

Same place you got the gears.

fan45acp 08-04-2010 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kking08 (Post 9907015)
where is the best place to get a carrier?

Got mine from Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec

Kenbo-Slice 08-04-2010 09:43 PM

Try East Coast Gear Supply or 4x4groupbuy.com.

rballman 08-04-2010 11:01 PM

not trying to hijack, but since you are talking about 5.13s and a D30 what the hell....

Is having 5.13s in the D30 more prone to breakage than installing 4.88s?

Warlord2 08-04-2010 11:07 PM

Having higher gears always make them more prone to stripping, as there is less surface area for the teeth. I havent seen any reports of it so I guess it hasnt been a big problem. In early 07 they didnt even make 5.13's for d30 for this very reason.

rballman 08-04-2010 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warlord2 (Post 9907605)
Having higher gears always make them more prone to stripping, as there is less surface area for the teeth. I havent seen any reports of it so I guess it hasnt been a big problem. In early 07 they didnt even make 5.13's for d30 for this very reason.

I guess adding a locker in the mix would just be dump then huh?

ScotZ 08-04-2010 11:20 PM

I don't think adding a locker would hurt a thing.

ge2 08-04-2010 11:39 PM

I have had 5.13s in my front 30 with ARB lockers, for over two years now. I've never had a single problem with this setup.

Warlord2 08-05-2010 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScotZ (Post 9907663)
I don't think adding a locker would hurt a thing.

Well adding a locker will always create less wheel slip wich will cause more stress on the gears and axle. Just depends on how heavy your foot is and the climbing you do. Ive seen people break d60 axles turning 37"s and I have seen people running 37"s using upgraded d30's have no problems for years, most always carry a spare axle though.....


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