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Old 01-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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Suggestions for re-gear

Hey, I recently got my first Jeep and I have been finding this forum very informative. I've got a 1993 wrangler, manual trans, with 33" tires and a 4 inch lift. I am trying to decide what gearing to go with. Many have said 4.56, however I do a lot of around town and even freeway driving, so others have said just to go with 4.10. I'm also trying to determine whether lockers would be a worth while investment. I don't do any real extreme rock crawling, just your basic off-roading occasionally. Any input?

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat but I've decided that when I go off-roading I'm with friends anyway and they'll help me out if need be so I won't be getting any lockers anytime soon. Aired down tires help out extremely! Also, I'm going to go with the 4.56s when I regear just for the simple fact that they're the best choice for power restoration. This probably doesn't help you any lol.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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Oh, and welcome to the forum!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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Thanks! Haha...I am leaning towards the 4.56's as well, I just want to make sure I can still drive on the freeway at a reasonable rpm.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
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well, after doing a bit more homework, I think I will be going with the 4.56's as well.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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To address your locker situation... Don't put a locker in a Dana 35 if that's what your rear end is. Upgrade that axle first. I have the exact setup you do - 93, 33's, and a 4" lift and I use the 4.56 gears. If you need a set for a Dana 30 front end I have it - brand new lol.
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Hope that helps
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #9
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Great chart. Now I just need the cash :-)
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #10
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #11
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I have 33s 6inch lift total on a 4.2 I'm
Going with 4.27,s in front and back
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:23 PM   #12
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If you do a lot of highway driving consider your RPMs...
Without an overdrive transmission and 33's 4.10 will put you close to the stock RPM range. If you have an overdrive transmission you may prefer to go with 4.56 gears.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:08 PM   #13
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4.10's and 33's isn't terrible, it's totally driveable. It's when you encounter hills you're gonna wish you went with the deeper 4.56's. I say 4.56's as I've driven both.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:12 AM   #14
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I do have a 5 speed manual, so it sounds like 4.56's will be the way to go.
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Does anyone know of a site that will give me a complete list of parts required to change from 3.07 to 4.56 gears? I've got a D30/D44 setup and run 35's on my '97 TJ. I am stationed in Japan, so I don't have a parts store to run to in order to get that last minute part, I need to order EVERYTHING before starting the swap..
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4:10s its way better i have a 4 banger and 33s with 3 inch lift and i can climb and go through anything i have had bothe 4.10 and 4.56 ill nevr go back i havent had anyproblem with 4.10s eithr
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and i have a 5 speed

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