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Old 09-08-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Doin' 36's on a TJ. Would you recomend 4:56's or 4:88's?

The jeep has a 5 speed too. What do y'all think?

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Old 09-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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I'm running 5.13's on 36's with an automatic and it seems about right. I considered 4.88's but I'm now glad I went with the 5.13's.

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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4.88 or 5.13s. I ran 4.56s w/35's was okay. Keep in mind though if you have te dana 30 upfront the pinion gets real small after 4.10's....
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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With your 5-speed, I wouldn't even consider 4.56. I ran 4.88 with 35" tires and considered it ideal when I had a 5-speed. If the 36" is a true 36" and is a heavy tire like a Swamper, you might even consider 5.13.

Caution that with tires bigger than 35," that your front Dana 44 is not really up to it where long-term survival is concerned unless it's kept on the street. With the exception of the ring & pinion gears, center pumpkin, and inner axle shaft, that axle is identical to a Dana 30 axle which is not up to anything larger than 35", at least for long-term use or for difficult trails which I'll assume you're doing if you need to run that big of a tire. The axle tubes, knuckles, u-joints, and ball joints are not really up to long-term support of a tire bigger than a 35". Not in my personal opinion that is.
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4.88 or 5.13
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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5.13's be ok on the road too?

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