Originally Posted by carcam
We had a shop put on the JK lift but it's an hour away and they're booked up a couple weeks. We did some suspension mods on a Defender ourselves and a small lift on a 4Runner (with coil spring compressors- a real PITA) but the gear changes sound too difficult for us. I had no idea. Thanks again for all the advice.
Just deal with the sluggishness for a few weeks until a reputable 4x4 or gear shop can get you in... setting up gears is a precision process where a matter of milimeters (or maybe even less?!) can make the difference between a perfectly meshed gearset or a lot of future headaches...
You will love it though once you get some new gears, though... You could go 4.88 with the manual tranny if you wanted to keep the rpm a little lower in 6th gear. As long as you never intend to go to 37s that would be fine, otherwise 5.13 is the way to go.