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post #1 of 4 Old 03-30-2010, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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At a crossroads

I purchased a 07 Wrangler X a few months ago. Ive been looking into getting it lifted. I was looking at 33's and 35's and was prob going to go in the direction of the 33's with a 2.5 lift. I have the money to re gear it but have been reading that re gearing might not do anything because of the differential.

Question is what can I do with my jeep? Im sure I have the 3.21 gears due to the pain it is to go up some steeper hills. Would I be Ok running 33's with a 2.5 or should I re gear? I dont know a whole lot about jeeps I had mostly fast cars and the last vehicle was my hemi 4x4 truck. I know about engines and go fast stuff but not much about transmissions.

I dont plan on doing any rock crawling just want to beef up the look of the daily driver and the trips to the beach and occasional trail.

Thanks for you help, its greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-30-2010, 12:05 PM
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they make up to 5.13 gears for both the D44 and D30 that you have up front...unless you have a really early 07 with a D35 out back...but regardless they make gears and they make a huge difference if you retire....if you are going to regear, then you should go with 35s and 4.88s if you have a manual and 5.13s if you have an auto...but regearing will make a tremendous difference...

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I have the D44 rear and the D30 front. I was looking at the 4.88 but wasnt sure if I should get those or bump it up to the 5.13. Thanks for your help.

Now I just need to find a shop to put them in. I figured 1200 plus the price of the gears and the overhaul or install kit.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-30-2010, 12:22 PM
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Seems like consensus is 4.88 for the manual and 5:13 for the auto.

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