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Old 11-07-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Can someone explain gear ratios and why they woild need to be changed? And why I dont have 'true' 4x4

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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I assume you mean axle gear ratios so I suggest reading here: (it should take you to automotive applications)

I would've typed my own reply but this was just easier lol

Gear ratio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and as for not having a true 4x4, who said that?

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Can someone explain gear ratios and why they woild need to be changed? And why I dont have 'true' 4x4
Lower gear ratios with numerically higher numbers gives you engine more mechanical advantage to turn larger tires. Who ever told you you don't have a true 4x4 might have meant you have open diffs so if you get one tire to lose traction the other tire won't pull you out. Research how diffs work, limited slip diffs and lockers for more info. You will find tons of info here.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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... And why I dont have 'true' 4x4
Whoever told you that is clueless and doesn't understand 4x4 himself. Your Wrangler has true 4x4 and all four wheels are always receiving equal amounts of power when in 4x4.

Here are two articles I wrote years ago that will explain our 4x4 systems...

4x4 & Torque answers -

What? Why do I need a locker? I thought I had 4X4! -

I apologize on their wordy lengths but...
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Whoever told you that is clueless and doesn't understand 4x4 himself. Your Wrangler has true 4x4 and all four wheels are always receiving equal amounts of power when in 4x4.

Here are two articles I wrote years ago that will explain our 4x4 systems...

4x4 & Torque answers -

What? Why do I need a locker? I thought I had 4X4! -

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Very informative. Thanks Jerry.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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Thanks Jerry lots of help and info.

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