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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Regear advice

Hey guys, so ive been reading alot about how there is nothing better to do then to regear.. Im 17, I really have no mechanical backround, I just surf..lol but I would really appreciate if you guys can explain what my best bet would be to do if i have a 2001. Im running 31s and im planning on not going bigger.. If anything getting different 31s.. So i was just wondering what I would regear to and how much it would cost me. I really have to idea what im doing with this so im sorry if I cant really answer questions thanks guys.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Depends on your engine and your transmission. Give specs on those and it would be easier to answer.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hey guys, so ive been reading alot about how there is nothing better to do then to regear.. Im 17, I really have no mechanical backround, I just surf..lol but I would really appreciate if you guys can explain what my best bet would be to do if i have a 2001. Im running 31s and im planning on not going bigger.. If anything getting different 31s.. So i was just wondering what I would regear to and how much it would cost me. I really have to idea what im doing with this so im sorry if I cant really answer questions thanks guys.
Do you know what gears you have now. What trans do you have? See if there is a tag on your rear diff cover with a number on it like 3.07 or 3.73. If you have 3.73 I wouldn't change it. If you have 3.07's I would step up to 3.73's with 31's. re gearing is pricey. Parts and labor will probably run you up to 1500 plus or minus a few hundred depending on your location. I have not re geared yet just going off what I have read.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Ok cool that helps. Now what would the regearing actually do for the car? More power?
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As mentioned, need to know what engine, trans and gears you have now. Also what you intend on doing with the Jeep. Fill in these questions and you will get some answers that may help you.
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Ok cool that helps. Now what would the regearing actually do for the car? More power?
It will compensate and bring back some if not most of the power loss that accompanies the upgrade to a larger tire.
Also it's not a car, it's a Jeep.
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If not sure what you have....go to dealers w/ Vin# and ask for "Build Sheet" on your Jeep. Should be free.

Lists all options, incl axles, gearing and weather or not you have a Limited slip differential. List all items included as it came from the factory.

If not looking to get into moderate off roading.... why regear??
Regearing will increase torque for acceleration and some added pull at cruise. Real purpose most spend $ on regearing is for better (slower) crawling in tough off road conditions.
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Rehearing to a lower (numerically higher) gear give your engine more mechanical advantage to turn bigger tires like putting a breaker bar on a socket to free a bolt. It does not give you more hp or even free up hp. It also gets you engine in a more desirable rpm range.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #9
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Ok im def gunna get the build sheet that would be good to have. Also which mods would you guys suggest for better mph
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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***********gas milage**
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***********gas milage**
Getting a Prius
Keep it at about 2000rpm
If a manual, shift at 2000rpm
Keep it under 65mph in the highway
Routine maintenance.
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Some guys report better mpg after re gearing because they are in a better Power band. They are not lugging the engine. Plus if you have a 5 speed it makes od usable again. The only other thing you can do for better gas mileage is just make sure you keep up with the routine maintenance.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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