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post #1 of 4 Old 12-17-2016, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Revolution D30s-TJ 5.13 concerns?

2006 LJ non-rubicon 42rle 33inch BFG KO2s stock 3.73 gearing lp30 front d44 rear. I've researched the topic of regearing and apologize for creating a new post on the subject but I have concerns regarding this specific ratio as I understand that it is relatively new for the D30.

http://revolutionaxle.com/index.php?...roduct_id=1473

I've been advised to go low with the 42rle so I was excited to see RGA 5.13 available now but my local 4X4 shops and even ECGS have initially advised against it because of the small pinion size. Thoughts? Concerns? Anyone running this setup? I called RGA and they said they've had success with it but I wanted to poll the community before I pulled the trigger.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-17-2016, 10:42 AM
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Are you going to increase tire size any time in the future? 4.88s will work well for what you've got now and up to 35's. They will not be the OPtimum, but will work. There's no reason to go that deep, unless your're gonna be crawli'n. Unless the new pinion and gears are of low quality, you'd have to work at damaging them in regular use.
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Personally know of a TJ on 35's and D35 / D30R, that has ran Multiple Johnson Valley "Hammer" trails, and even walked up areas that a buggy or two could not on much larger tires and much larger axles, etc. It has yet to break/destroy either D35/D30R with the 5.13 gears. Does he flog on it, Nope. Does it climb more obstacles than any other full bodied Jeep I ever seen, Yep.

Given this Jeep, does have a magic susp. kit on it, that people are dying to, and paying to, get installed.

I have sold and installed multiple sets of the D35 & D30 5.13's, and yet to hear of an issue with any of them.


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Are you going to increase tire size any time in the future? 4.88s will work well for what you've got now and up to 35's. They will not be the OPtimum, but will work. There's no reason to go that deep, unless your're gonna be crawli'n. Unless the new pinion and gears are of low quality, you'd have to work at damaging them in regular use.
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