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Old 04-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 Tj 4.0 5 speed with 4 inch lift and 35's and I have verified that I have a Dana 44 rear axle and I want to put new gears and a Locker and was just wondering what kind of gears you guys think would work for me
And as far as a locker I was looking at Detroit locker or an e- locker

I don't do to much highway driving at all and as far as off road it's just sand rocks and lime rock

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I have a 1999 Tj with 4 inch lift and 35's and I have verified that I have a Dana 44 rear axle and I want to put new gear and a Locker and was just wondering what kind of gears you guys think would work for me
And as far as a locker I was looking at Detroit locker or an e- locker
Are just wanting a new set of gears without changing the ratio? If you are wanting to lower your gears you will need to do the front as well. G2 is always a great way to go.

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No I want to switch ratios and I was just seeing what everyone thought would work best I have 3.73's now also what brand gears ??
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Probably 4.88 gears for a 4.0 with a 5 speed and 35's. I like the e-locker- I want to be able to engage/ disengage with the flip of a switch.
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Probably 4.88 gears for a 4.0 with a 5 speed and 35's. I like the e-locker- I want to be able to engage/ disengage with the flip of a switch.
Ok so I'm going to go with the 4.88 gears your not the first person to recommend that and what brand gears?
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i just called Randy's Ring and Pinion and they set me up with everything

i went to 4.56 with a spool in rear (D44 dont drive on street)
and i have a HP30 front with their lunchbox style locker up front
just went thru them for everything
they have the master overhaul kits install kits your carriers everything you need
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I have a 1999 Tj 4.0 5 speed with 4 inch lift and 35's and I have verified that I have a Dana 44 rear axle and I want to put new gears and a Locker and was just wondering what kind of gears you guys think would work for me
And as far as a locker I was looking at Detroit locker or an e- locker

I don't do to much highway driving at all and as far as off road it's just sand rocks and lime rock
4.88 would be the ideal ratio and you would very likely love the Detroit Locker. That combination is what I ran in my previous (stolen) TJ and I loved it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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4.88 would be the ideal ratio and you would very likely love the Detroit Locker. That combination is what I ran in my previous (stolen) TJ and I loved it.
Ok and I'm looking at superior gears and there's a set that that is 175 and their just normal I guess and the there's a set for 194 that say reverse rotation what does that mean? Also what axle do I have in the front? Dana 30?
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Your TJ has a Dana 30 axle up front which is a standard rotation, not a reverse rotation Dana 30 like the YJ came with.

However, I strongly recommend you NOT buy your own gears to provide to the installer which can cause warranty problems. The installer will warranty everything he provides but he won't help you with warrantying the gears if you provided them. And if there was a problem, the installer would likely blame the parts you provided & the dealer you bought the parts from would very likely blame the installer... and when things go wrong, it is the installer's fault 99% of the time.

You can ask the installing shop for a discount on the gears to get closer to the online pricing you have found. Most shops will discount the parts if you ask them to, most of their profit is from the labor anyway.
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Your TJ has a Dana 30 axle up front which is a standard rotation, not a reverse rotation Dana 30 like the YJ came with.

However, I strongly recommend you NOT buy your own gears to provide to the installer which can cause warranty problems. The installer will warranty everything he provides but he won't help you with warrantying the gears if you provided them. And if there was a problem, the installer would likely blame the parts you provided & the dealer you bought the parts from would very likely blame the installer... and when things go wrong, it is the installer's fault 99% of the time.

You can ask the installing shop for a discount on the gears to get closer to the online pricing you have found. Most shops will discount the parts if you ask them to, most of their profit is from the labor anyway.
I was going to have a friend instatall he's been working at a 4wd shop for years

So I would need front and rear 4.88 superior gears standard rotation?

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