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Old 12-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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Help Set up Rock Crawler on 33's!

So i have a 1997 TJ SE with a 4 inch lift already on it. Flat Fenders, rockers, and corner armor already on the jeep. Getting RuffStuff Heim Steering later this week which should be a huge improvement over stock. So i'm left with this question. What is the best way to set up a mini rock crawler on 33's? And i need everyone's help to decided this to a point. It's mostly driveline stuff that in need help with.
Whats the best gearing ratio for a 4 cylinder manual on 33's? 4.88 or 5.13?
Should I swap a lower geared T-Case for do the Teralow Kit?
Rokmen or Metalcloak Control Arms?
Whats the best combo axle to use? D30, 8.8, or 44 front and rear?
I know i need to go down so how much lift does everyone think i should get with the flat fenders?
Locker wise? ARB all the way around since it's a daily driver or do ARB front and Detriot in the Rear?
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In my YJ 4 cyl I run ARB's F&R, 4:88's, D30 & D44 and have had great luck. As far as going down you maybe able to go a 1" or so but I thinks that about it.

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I would run 4.88s if you plan on running 33s. I personally run metal cloak control arms and I love them! I have an 8.8 in the rear and i love it, but since you're only running 33s you don't have to worry about axles too much. If you're dead set on putting something stronger in I would go with a 44 if you can find one. The 8.8 is awesome, but you do lose ground clearance with it, so you might hit it a lot only running 33s. As far as the front you could stay stock and shaft it or find an hp30 or a rubi 44 and do a direct swap and shaft it. As far as lockers I run a spool in the rear, but if I were to change it I would use a full case Detroit. For the front the only way to go is a selectable, I'm personally a fan of the eaton electronic, others like ARB, but I don't like air lines and they tend to blow seals. You could also stay the same lift height and adjust your shock height and bump stops accordingly to get maximum travel.
Fred just wants to mash rocks. RAWR!!!
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