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Old 11-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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help a noob out with questions!

so i was wondering if anyone can tell me what the effects of having different size axles would be other than to put bigger tires on the wrangler?
i saw an ad for a wrangler having 2 different axles, in the front and rear - is this a common set up?

additonally.. forgive me for my newness but, what are the benefits of having a lifted wrangler other than if you were you go off roading?

if i were to get a car and remove the lifts, would it adversely affect the car compare to it's initial performance, prior to the lifts?

thanks everybody!

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Did the ad say it had different sizes or different axles?

The standard setup for most wranglers is dana 30 front, dana 35 rear.. they do have dana 44's in certain models

The 30/35 combo has nothing to do with size though.

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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unless its a rubicon it will have a dana30 front and either a dana35 or 44 out back
thats probobly what your talking about unless they are talking gearing which should be the same. post the adds we like to judge them lol

y lose the lift if there is no problem with it? you can always go back to stock but there may be more than just spacers that need to be removed.....

morot mounts drive shafts slip yolks ect plus all the angles change
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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i wasn't sure if i was allowed to put up links or not.. hehe
seems like a good deal to me
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Axles can be different, but its the gearing ratio (front and rear) that you want to be the same for 4wd.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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Axles can be different, but its the gearing ratio (front and rear) that you want to be the same for 4wd.
does that apply to all 4WDs? or just wranglers?
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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all 4wd vehicles need to have the same front and rear gear ratios (within a small % of difference, ie 4.10:1 and 4:11.1 will work)..

after looking over the ad the jeep just has different axles, they arent different sizes.. just different components making up the axle, nothing wrong with that setup
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all 4wd vehicles need to have the same front and rear gear ratios (within a small % of difference, ie 4.10:1 and 4:11.1 will work)..

after looking over the ad the jeep just has different axles, they arent different sizes.. just different components making up the axle, nothing wrong with that setup
understood. i linked the ad i found but seems to me you already answered my question in regards to the axles.

the ad only states "stock gearing" so maybe, it's wise to ask the owner and you all what the 'stock gearing' should be?

additionally, can someone please tell me what the benefits of having the lifts other than aesthetics and off roading are? just trying to understand in its entirety the purpose of a lift. thanks!
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understood. i linked the ad i found but seems to me you already answered my question in regards to the axles.

the ad only states "stock gearing" so maybe, it's wise to ask the owner and you all what the 'stock gearing' should be?

additionally, can someone please tell me what the benefits of having the lifts other than aesthetics and off roading are? just trying to understand in its entirety the purpose of a lift. thanks!
Having a lift will allow you to run bigger tires and perform better off road I.E. flex, ground clearance.
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A lift allows you to run over and/or park on top of a Prius at the Mall...
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #11
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stock gearing is fine until you start putting bigger tires on, but even then its not horrible unless the stock gearing is numerically low with bigger tires.. for example, my gear ratio is 3.73:1, i have 35" tires.. i should be running 4.56:1 or 4.88:1 to be back on par with the stock performance.. having bigger tires is going to make the jeep somewhat more sluggish without regearing..
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A lift allows you to run over and/or park on top of a Prius at the Mall...
That's why mine is lifted


As for the add, be aware that with 33" tyres and stock gearing, especially on the manual it will be a dog. Atleast if I recall correctly stock gearing on the LJ should be 3.73. Another thing worth mentioning is that the spare is next to useless if it is 2" smaller than the rest of the tyres. Might as well take it off and leave it at home.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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A lift allows you to run over and/or park on top of a Prius at the Mall...
hahahahahha

as much as i hate prius' i think im going to try to stick to stock 'lifts', meaning no lifts.


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