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Old 05-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Its official, I'm regeared

Today the 4.88's went in, and I could not be happier. The first question when I say this is always 'Why didn't you to go <insert more extreme gear ratio here>'... And the reason is that my truck is a daily driver that does some trail work... Not a rock crawl rig. I need to be able to go 70 and be able to talk to the wife at the same time. 4.88 and 5.13 were the only options on the table for me.

Anyhow, disclaimer having been completed - - LOVE IT. Up to highway speed in a jiffy, very little OD hunting, very snappy at lower speeds. If you're thinking about a re-gear, don't hesitate.

Had mine done my Blackstone Jeepshop in Canyon Country California - Very fair deal, if you want the details PM me and I'll get you the info (assuming you haven't worked out the finer points of google )

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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This is my next mod as well. I'm torn on 4.88 or 5.13 for a 6 speed. I have 35's now in less then a year I will have 37's

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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This is my next mod as well. I'm torn on 4.88 or 5.13 for a 6 speed. I have 35's now in less then a year I will have 37's
Not to sure about the JK's yet still researching mine but my 5 speed TJ ran 4.88 on 35's and was very torque in the low end but faded around 70. I hope that helps.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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This is my next mod as well. I'm torn on 4.88 or 5.13 for a 6 speed. I have 35's now in less then a year I will have 37's
Gear charts seem to indicate that 6speed on 37's will be right in the pocket with a 4.88. (for a daily driver).

I can't speak for the Manual, but I can tell you if I had 37's on the auto I'd have considered 5.13 the entry point.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Regearing and Currie antirock are the 2 best mods I ever did to my Jeep.

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I would suggest a tuner like the flashpaq so you can recalibrate your speedo and program it to your current gears.
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Gears a big decision. Congrats.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Gears a big decision. Congrats.
Thank you!

It wasn't the decision that troubled me, it was the budget hit. Its just one of those things that is costly. So I did a lot of research while I waited for the money to save up.

The decision to do it was made even before the lift and tires went on... Still its the last of the mandatory big money stuff for me. All the other big money stuff is just 'nice to have'.
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I would suggest a tuner like the flashpaq so you can recalibrate your speedo and program it to your current gears.
Procal already ordered and arrives tomorrow
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Procal already ordered and arrives tomorrow
That would work too
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I take it you have an auto, it will help with shift points. mine drove completely different after programming from 3.21's to 3.73's.

its a long story, jeep came programmed for 3.21's but it actually had 3.73's
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Congrats

I am very happy with my 4.88's
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I take it you have an auto, it will help with shift points. mine drove completely different after programming from 3.21's to 3.73's.

its a long story, jeep came programmed for 3.21's but it actually had 3.73's
how'd you figure this out exactly?
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kurt, you go with G2 performance?
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kurt, you go with G2 performance?
Congrats! Love my re-gear.
Mine were G2s. 4.56s though. Good stuff.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:00 PM   #16
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kurt, you go with G2 performance?
Yes, these are G2.

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