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Old 10-01-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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regear help and advise

Hey guys im considering regearing my 01 4 banger so i can run bigger tires. My queston was what gears should i go for i want 33's. Is there any brand i should go for there is a shop on the vendor showcase with 4.88 for around 460.00 shipped. do you guys think that is a quality product cause i don't wanna buy crap just to fix it.

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Give Joe @ Absolute Offroad a call... and 4.88's would be the best bet for your 33's

http://www.absoluteoffroadphx.com/servlet/Service

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Old 10-01-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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There are tons of locations to buy 'em...I don't yet have a favorite to suggest.

However, I do have a question about the gear ratio you've selected. 4.88's are great with 33's for rock crawling, but are pretty deep for street and mud that I'm pretty sure you'll be running in Macon. If you are planning on moving to 37's or so a little later on, the 4.88's would be fine. If not, you might select 4.10's instead.

-> Click Here <- for a good gear chart.

And after you regear, don't forget to put a new speedo in to accommodate for the change in your speedometer. Here's a good link -> Click Here <-
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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There are tons of locations to buy 'em...I don't yet have a favorite to suggest.

However, I do have a question about the gear ratio you've selected. 4.88's are great with 33's for rock crawling, but are pretty deep for street and mud that I'm pretty sure you'll be running in Macon. If you are planning on moving to 37's or so a little later on, the 4.88's would be fine. If not, you might select 4.10's instead.
He has a 4cyl that already comes with 4.10's And with a 4cyl and 5-speed +33" tires, 4.88's are the best and pretty much only solution for him.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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Cool thanks guys i really appreciate the help
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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He has a 4cyl that already comes with 4.10's And with a 4cyl and 5-speed +33" tires, 4.88's are the best and pretty much only solution for him.
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they may be low for a 6cyl but definitely not for his lil 4 banger
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:02 AM   #8
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I would run 4.88s. To be honest I'd suggest 5.13s with your 4cyl but your D30 up front won't support it so 4.88 will be your best bet.

I just regeared to 4.88 on my rig (6cyl Daily Driver with 42RLE 4spd Auto and 33x12.50 tires) and I love it. Perfect gearing... pulls great on the street... good RPM range on the highway (2500rpm / 75mph)... and should be a beast on the trail once I get my TeraLow 4:1 kit (not that it's not already a nice setup )

That price is pretty good for the gears assuming your getting the install kits as well at that price. Regarding gear brands... I'd gladly run any of the major manufacturers (Genuine, Alloy USA, Yukon, etc). without pause.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:33 AM   #9
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Seems in the past that everyone was telling me to go to 4.56, up from stock. Now it seems that everyone has changed their tune to 4.88.

For a daily driver, sometimes off-roader, is the 4.88 really the best choice ? Will I be happy enough with the 4.56 ?

What's the real world difference ? Will I be staying in 1st gear longer before shifting ? Or will there be any difference in 1st through 3rd ?
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4.88 for the 4 banger!
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My general rule of thumb is, if you have your mind pretty much set on one gear, go to the next on up. That way you wont regret it later and have to spend another $1k+ on a 2nd regear.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #12
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yeah, 4.88's with a 4-banger is what i've heard the best way to go with bigger meats, thats what i'm gonna do when i get the cash

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