How to decide between 5.13 and 5.38 gears? -
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post #1 of 3 Old 07-23-2011, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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How to decide between 5.13 and 5.38 gears?

I have an 11 Rubicon. I plan on a lift and 35's. It is an automatic. Is there any benefit with going with 5.13's over 5.38's? Are they priced about the same?


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post #2 of 3 Old 07-23-2011, 06:04 PM
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Pretty close to no difference at all. Either will work just fine.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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If you ever think you will get bigger tires or tow then go with the 5.38s

07 JK 2D X model with 6 speeds. Full Traction 3" ultimate lift kit. 315x75x16 Toyo Open Country M/T on Rock crawler procomp rim. Ruby dana44's front sleeved inside/outside C truss and rear with 5.13's gears. Homemade rock guards, rear bumper w/tire carrier, oilpan/tranny skid, evap canister skid, light bar, switch pod. Riddler diff covers, Cobra 75 w/wilson antenna, Polk speakers, 10" sub, 2x Amps, Lightforce 240 drive light, backup lights, rock lights.
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