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mvnolan
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specs. : 35" Mud Country's, 5.13's, 3 inch lift. RR XHD stubby and a warn 9.5ti.
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PostSubject: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 1:26 pm

Okay, so here is my question. I am gonna suck it up and drop the money to re gear. Right now I have 3.21's with 32" tires. D30 up front, D44 in the rear. Looking at 35" tires on 16" alloy wheels all the way around. Gonna do all this at the same time. Jeep is an 07X with a six speed, and about 22k. What ratio should I go to? What all am I gonna need? New carrier for the front? What brand and where to get from? I pull a small trailer every now and then, and also a pair of jet skis during the summer. I am also trying to decide if I should keep the rubi rims and tires I bought to use on long trips, or just sell them and be done with it. My commute to work takes less than a minute, so I guess I really need her to be a moderately capable trail rig, without driving like a 3 legged pig in town. Also, who is good with gears? I'm a pretty good wrench, but I ain't doin this little project. Any help is appreciated. I am looking to have this done by Memorial Day weekend, so the project commences now I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 2:30 pm

Oh no, here we go. All I can say is, get ready for many opinions and you will still be scratching your head trying to figure out what to do.

And here is your first opinion. Call Redneckhouston or Texas Auto Gear and stick with one or the other. DON'T call 249 Drivetrane in Houston. Get the people that do this kind of thing for a living to tell ya what the best route is.

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corey d
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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 3:32 pm

I had 5:13s and 35s with an auto and i found that it was too much gear on the road. When i went to 37s, it got way better. If i had 35s and never planned on going bigger, i would go with 4:88s. It kinda sucks, cuz you may say that you never plan on going bigger, but later you probably will, so good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 6:39 pm

corey d wrote:
I had 5:13s and 35s with an auto and i found that it was too much gear on the road. When i went to 37s, it got way better. If i had 35s and never planned on going bigger, i would go with 4:88s. It kinda sucks, cuz you may say that you never plan on going bigger, but later you probably will, so good luck.

corey d

Great...I wish I hadn't read this! I was convinced on getting 5.13's....now I have to rethink maybe only going 4.88's
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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 7:15 pm

I like the 513s with my 35s..... they should be good for the 37s as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Mon 03 May 2010, 11:41 pm

toddandshari'sjk wrote:
corey d wrote:
I had 5:13s and 35s with an auto and i found that it was too much gear on the road. When i went to 37s, it got way better. If i had 35s and never planned on going bigger, i would go with 4:88s. It kinda sucks, cuz you may say that you never plan on going bigger, but later you probably will, so good luck.

corey d

Great...I wish I hadn't read this! I was convinced on getting 5.13's....now I have to rethink maybe only going 4.88's

I would still get the 5:13s if i were you. To tell you the truth, i got the AEV Procal at the same time as i got my 37s, so that was probably a factor.

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mvnolan
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Registration date : 2009-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Tue 04 May 2010, 11:50 am

Yeah Paul, 249 drivetrain makes me nervous. I think I am gonna get with Redneck, I am only 20 miles from Hempstead, and everybody here seems to have great things to say about his work. Thanks for the advice. Thanks to everyone else too. I am really looking forward to using 6th gear...
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PostSubject: Re: Time to pull the trigger and re gear.   Tue 04 May 2010, 9:46 pm

Mark...4.88's and 35's has been a great combo for me (6 spd). Hwy driving is fine...you get around 75 @ 3k RPM.
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