Regearing recommendations?

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Regearing recommendations?

Post by Forbes » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:17 am

I am going to hopefully regear the Jeep sometime this winter. I have decided to go with 4:56's for a couple of reasons. One being that if I want to build the Jeep up even more down the road, I won't have to regear again. I figure with those gears, if I want to upgrade to a 35 or larger tire, and add more weight to the Jeep, I will hopefully be okay. I also have a new front with 4:56's and an aussie already installed all lined up.

Here is my question... Since this is my DD, I want the gears to be done right the first time. Does anyone have any recommendations on who does a good job (preferrably around Morgantown, if possible)? Also, if anyone has had this done, can you throw out a ball park cost that i may be looking at (so i know how much sweet talking I'll need to do with the Mrs.) :)

For the rear, that i will need to pay to have done, I have thought about putting the 4:56 in the D35, but I think I may upgrade to a 8.8 instead, just so that's one less thing I have to do down the road. I'm sure you guys have done it.... upgrade to an 8.8 with 4:56's... with labor.... = ???

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by Vec » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:21 am

4:88
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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by Forbes » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:46 am

Vec wrote:4:88
cost? Why do you suggest the 4.88? Are you selling a set? lol

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by jtice » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:01 pm

4:88 is a bit much I think, and would be insane with 33s.

You have a 5 speed, correct?

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by Vec » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:01 pm

if and when i re-gear the green jeep, i will go with as deep a gear as possible ... 4:88

I would go 5:13 if the 30 would take them.. but it wont fit.


if i re-gear my Rubi...it will get 5:13's


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Post by 00_jeep_sport » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:04 pm

Vec wrote: dont fear the gear..
thats awesome..... :D

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by Forbes » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:23 pm

jtice wrote:4:88 is a bit much I think, and would be insane with 33s.

You have a 5 speed, correct?

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Yes, a 5 speed... and I think 4:56's will be plenty as for now, it's still going to be my DD, so I don't want to go too overboard.... It sure is a tough, fine line between good DD and Good weekend warrior...

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by jtice » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:32 pm

Indeed Forbes, it is.
I just think anything over 4:56 is going to be way too much for a DD, your highway rpms would be screaming.

Joe, 5:13s in the Rubi? Are you NUTS ??? :shock:
Guess you dont plan on doing any highway travel after that.

Once I go with 35s I will do 4:56 or 4:88,
Probably 4:56 due to it being a DD, if it was just for offroad I would go a bit more.

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by Vec » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:08 pm

5:13 and 37's maybe 39's

im not a big traveler.. :albino:
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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by 77jeepcj » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:29 pm

if you are going with 35's go with the 4.88's the first time and save yourself the money from having to regear again

when i regear next year im either going 5.13 or 5.38
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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by skmjeep » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:43 pm

I Agree I have 35's and have 4:88 in the garage. My is a DD also but consider if you do any pulling of a trailer and the cost and pain to regear after the 4:56 are in. BTW with the hills around here You are going to love the 4:88 IMO
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Post by smccollamjr » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:05 pm

Something else to keep in mind, the lower the gear (numerically higher) the weaker it is.
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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by WVUSafety » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:47 pm

try chippys transmission, or the tranny place in kingwood.

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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by 01amberfirewv » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:28 pm

I say 4.88's too, I have 4.88's and 31's on my Jeep and it runs great. I am with Joe, If I could have gone into the 5's I would have. It almost makes me hate to go to 33's
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Re: Regearing recommendations?

Post by kfbagt » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:48 pm

I just installed 4.56 front and rear and I run 33's. I think it is perfect. lots of power and mine also is a daily driver. On the trail this weekend I had no problems at all on anything i was willing to tackle. I run a trac-loc in the rear on my D35 and a truetrac up front on the D30. I went with limited slips so I would not have to worry about breaking any axles. I easily went over 2 obstacles that i watched bigger jeeps on 35's with full lockers have some trouble on. I really think if it is your daily driver then you will be very happy with the on and off road performance of 4.56's and 33's. Just my opinion. :D
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