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Old 03-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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ReGear Tomorrow!

Yessssssssssssssss my pretty.......... new gears tomorrow (Wednesday/Thursday) AND they are giving me Tera Flex's new dif covers with the deal. Having it done at TeraFlex Plus in Utah...

I was going to wait to do this, but after my recent round trip Utah > Death Valley > California > Utah ... loaded for camping and work... 40 mph headwinds.... I'm not waiting any longer. I've got a 2011 JKU automatic (currently with 3.73's), with lots of extra weight (Garvin Rack, Full steel front bumper, winch, dual batteries, skid plates etc, ARB awning, etc...) and typically carry water/gas/gear/food... the time has come. Going to 4.88's. May also be installing an ARB locker in the front. Have till tomorrow to decide if I can afford that now.... the savings on labor is huge - so may just go ahead.
Oh boy.... I can't wait!

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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By far the best mod I have done is regear. You'll love it!

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Congratulations on the re-gear. Teraflex will do a great job for you, I have met several of the guys from Teraflex and they are very dedicated to their customers. A re-gear makes the Jeep much more capable of a machine after larger tires/wheels and extra weight.

Just out of curiosity, are you running a standard transmission?

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Mike.... automatic.... and my tires are only 33's... but I'm thinking this will be there right choice for the amount of freeway driving : off road driving that I do. Actually, the fellow at TeraFlex Plus was saying (recommending) 4.88's as I was saying it... They know my driving requirements, as I've had several things done there before. They really run a top notch show... and have nothing but Wranglers parked all around. All different combos of mods. It's the most tempting candy store I've ever been to, other than Pictureline in SLC for camera gear
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If your really wanting lockers up front and can't afford the ARB the Eaton E-Locker is very good for the d30 front axle. It is a 4 pin system and is cheaper then the ARB. I got it and love it. Plus you don't have to worry about air failing.
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I have the 4.88 with auto and 33". It is a really good fit. It will take a few days to get used to but you will love the extra power of the 4.88's. Took me a week or so to get use to the higher rpms at highway speeds. I felt like I was revving the engine at first but don't even notice it now even at higher speeds
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If your really wanting lockers up front and can't afford the ARB the Eaton E-Locker is very good for the d30 front axle. It is a 4 pin system and is cheaper then the ARB. I got it and love it. Plus you don't have to worry about air failing.
The locker thing is a tough one. The travel we are planning to do throughout Mex could certainly put us in a position to want to be able to lock up a dif... and since I already have lsd in the rear, everyone's (my mechanic, a guy that builds gears, the guys at TeraFlex Plus...) consensus is lock up the fronts. Leave the rears. It's ARB or none for me. And I really don't HAVE to do it now, but I'll save $500 on the install by doing it now. We talked about it, and may just buy/install the locker, plug up the hose... then finish the job when finances loosen up, or before a big trip. I'm actually trying to convince my husband to put up for the lockers.... we'll see. Tomorrow is decision time. Thanks for your input on this. I really appreciate it Rick.
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Regear

Dropped mine off this morning to have 4:88's installed. Should be done by Friday, then off we go Saturday to try them out. Should be fun driving the jeep again !
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Yessssssssssssssss my pretty.......... new gears tomorrow (Wednesday/Thursday) AND they are giving me Tera Flex's new dif covers with the deal. Having it done at TeraFlex Plus in Utah...


Oh boy.... I can't wait!
X2 for the best MOD EVER. I went from 3.21 with 32.5" tires to 4.88 with same tires. I have a manual and it was insane. Almost like adding another 50HP. I too thought it was revving too high on the freeway. I went with 4.88 as I had planned to go to a 35" tire later. Well I just installed the 35's and the 4.88s are perfect. The gears handle the tires perfectly. I was even able to chirp the tires shifting into 2nd. I thought that was pretty good since they are 35" tires....

Anyway enjoy. Get the locker to save later. I wish I had done that too.
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You guys (gals) are killing me

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Do it.. don't be scared. lol... I did it all for about $1500 and even got two Diff covers tossed in for free ($210 freebies).
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Do it.. don't be scared. lol... I did it all for about $1500 and even got two Diff covers tossed in for free ($210 freebies).
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Well, good luck, but I'm afraid you're gonna be disappointed-


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Yessssssssssssssss my pretty.......... new gears tomorrow (Wednesday/Thursday) AND they are giving me Tera Flex's new dif covers with the deal. Having it done at TeraFlex Plus in Utah...

I was going to wait to do this, but after my recent round trip Utah > Death Valley > California > Utah ... loaded for camping and work... 40 mph headwinds.... I'm not waiting any longer. I've got a 2011 JKU automatic (currently with 3.73's), with lots of extra weight (Garvin Rack, Full steel front bumper, winch, dual batteries, skid plates etc, ARB awning, etc...) and typically carry water/gas/gear/food... the time has come. Going to 4.88's. May also be installing an ARB locker in the front. Have till tomorrow to decide if I can afford that now.... the savings on labor is huge - so may just go ahead.
Oh boy.... I can't wait!
You're driving a JKU thats in excess of 5000lbs (like mine) and 4.88s ain't gonna cutit--

Too bad you never read any of my posts for the past year-

I could be wrong--you may not wanna use O/D

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Well, good luck, but I'm afraid you're gonna be disappointed-






You're driving a JKU thats in excess of 5000lbs (like mine) and 4.88s ain't gonna cutit--

Too bad you never read any of my posts for the past year-

I could be wrong--you may not wanna use O/D

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JIMBOX... I read all your posts that I see. And respond to many of them. I also read that you don't do a lot of freeway driving. Your jeep lives in Nevada, and you wheel in the hills close to home for the most part. Could be wrong about that, but that's what I've read. And your tires are 35's.

I make at least 3 rountrips from CA to Utah and vice versa (sp??)... and will never put 35 inch tires on my jeep. Don't want to push them. Don't want to buy them.

Now, I sure could be wrong - but I'm betting the 4.88's will do me well. Time will tell.

Thanks tons for the input though
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I've never said I had 35" tires, they're 33.2" Hankooks-

I do most off-road, but in traveling to Cal and back 450miles round trip, each month during the snow season, I average almost 17 mpg and the 70mph rpm is 2600rpm-and

Thats using 5.38 gears, I've recommended 5.13s by the GAZILLIONS-for heavier auto/JKUs, that aren't Rubicons, but

It's your jeep and you'll see how WRONG I am, about 4.88/5000lb JKU/auto tranny and O/D, or lackof-use on the freeway-

Time will tell

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I've never said I had 35" tires, they're 33.2" Hankooks- Oops...... My mistake. Do they measure 33.2? Just out of curiosity. Mine are 285's, and measure 31.75.

I do most off-road, but in traveling to Cal and back 450miles round trip, each month during the snow season, I average almost 17 mpg and the 70mph rpm is 2600rpm-and

Thats using 5.38 gears, I've recommended 5.13s by the GAZILLIONS-for heavier auto/JKUs, that aren't Rubicons, but

It's your jeep and you'll see how WRONG (I wouldn't capitalize that) I am, about 4.88/5000lb JKU/auto tranny and O/D, or lackof-use on the freeway-
Time will tell (And I hope I won't be sorry 'bout my choice) You can say I told you so if I am....
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One thing that I think helps.... I rarely have a passenger... except for Lucas (arffffff)
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this summer if I go 35's maybe I'll rear gear...apparently it's just that awesome. I am enjoying what I have for now though CONGRATS!
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Heh Heh, they're advertised as 33.6" diameter and they are--but


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One thing that I think helps.... I rarely have a passenger... except for Lucas (arffffff)
Installed, mine are 33.2" at 35psi, for my trips-

I'll never say "I told ya so"-these jeeps are our own personal playthings and each one depends on INDIVIDUAL choices-

You're not making any mistakes, you're just doing what YOU wannna do and thats what this is all about-

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