06-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westchester, NY
Originally Posted by Clutch plate
I'm running Firestone's Destination A/T 245/75R15C tires.
I had a good look for the plate on the rear axle, but can't seem to locate it. However, after going through the books, I found a specs page which indicates the ratios of each gear, they are as follows:
1st gear: (1) 4.02
2nd gear: (1) 2.32
3rd gear: (1) 1.40
4rth gear: (1) 1.00
5th gear: (1) 0.78
Final drive axel ration: (1) 3.07
I live in South Africa, and let me tell you, there are some beautiful mountain passes that I enjoy riding. I bought the vehicle brand new and am sorry to say, I've hardly used it.
Look, well if I'm reading that correctly you have 3.07 gears which are killing you in the power department.... As Viper5 said before and I am saying now your best bet is to regear the jeep.... Not sure if you need to go as radical as 4.56 or 4.88 but it all depends on what size tire you plan on running in the future... If your going to stay with what you have then 3.73's or 4.10's should be sufficient. I have stock 3.73's with a 31" tall tire and except for long highway climbs I'm usually able to hold speed without downshifting. I hope this helps.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.