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Old 12-18-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Gears for 2.4L TJ


A friend just bought a used 2003 2.4L TJ with the 5spd manual tranny and stock 4.11 gears.
The TJ has a 4" lift and 285/75R16 (33x10.5x16) tires.

What´s the right gearing for this setup? 4.56 or 4.88?

Or isn´t it worth the money and 4.11 is still ok for 33s?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-18-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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go ahead and go to 4.88's and dont look back

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Old 12-18-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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gearing is always worth the money if you have the money to spend....he might be better off buy an 8.8 with 4:10s to match and putting that in the rearend with a locker.....i ran 4:10s with 36s and just had to gas it harder to climb stuff with my 4 banger...i did upgrade to the 8.8 after breaking many rear axles though
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I have the 2004 2.4l wrangler with the 5 speed manual. I've run 4.10s stock and with 31s, and 4.56 with 31s. 4.56 gears will return you to slightly better than stock with 31s. I haven't tried it yet, but I will be going to 4.88s when I go to 33s.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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i run 4.10's on 33's. the highway sucks but that is about all. 2.5l 4 cyl
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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Any of you know a good website to but the gears I'm trying to re gear to 4.56
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
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I regeared from 4.10 to 4.88 on my 1999 TJ 2.5 manual trans with 33s and I would have regretted only going 4.56...4.88 also leave just enough gear if you decide to upgrade to 35s
When I had 4.10 and 33s, 5th gear was unusable on the highway...but I do live in North Georgia with some hills so if you live somewhere flat your experience will vary.

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