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Old 01-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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How do I decipher my VIN #?

I need help deciphering my VIN #. I have a 2001 wrangler Sahara 4.0L w/ 5speed. I think It has a D30 front and d35 rear due to the rubber plug in the rear. I am trying to fing the correct parts for new ring and pinion gears to use 4.10s. any help would be appreciated!!!

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Yes the front is a D30 and D35 rear with the rubber fill plug.

Are you wanting brands and a parts list to get the gears change to 4.10's?

Your Vin # wont give you that. If your looking to know what gear you have now just look on the rear diff cover there is a tag on the left side of the cover the gear ratio will be stamped on the tag.



If you still wish , post your vin # and I'll decipher it for you.
You can also get the factory build sheet from jeep.

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Old 01-12-2009, 11:47 PM   #3
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VIN # *1J45A59531P325673*

How do I get the factory build sheet from Jeep? Anyway, If you can decipher it with no trouble I would appreciate it! as you can tell I am a rookie! Thanks for your help!
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Yes I am looking for brands and trying to decide if I need to change axles to accomodate the new gears or just leave it as is. I go off road frequently but no extreme crawling. Again, Thanks!
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VIN # *1J45A59531P325673*

How do I get the factory build sheet from Jeep? Anyway, If you can decipher it with no trouble I would appreciate it! as you can tell I am a rookie! Thanks for your help!
No problem give me a little bit to do it.

For the factory build sheet you can go to a local Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep dealer, go to the parts or maintance desk and give them your vin # and ask for a build sheet print off.

You can also E-mail jeep and just ask for it and they will e-mail it to you.

Here is a link.....
My Jeep: Official Jeep Owners website - Warranty, Vehicle Specs, Service Contracts, Financing, Dealers
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:57 PM   #6
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Here is the Mopar Wrangler catalog... The first page offers VIN decoding info.
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1-US build
J-Jeep
4-Vehicle type, MVP/multipurpose vehicle
5-Gross weight 3001 to 4000lb
A-Wrangler 4x4
5-Sahara Model
9-body style...open/convertible
S-engine 4.0L
3-check digit 0 through 9 or X
1-Model Year,,,2001
P-assembly plant...Toledo OH
3-Vehicle Build Sequence
2-Vehicle Build Sequence
5-Vehicle Build Sequence
6-Vehicle Build Sequence
7-Vehicle Build Sequence
3-Vehicle Build Sequence

There you go...

The last six numbers are just build sequence #'s for the positions in the factory ...they don't mean much.
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Yes I am looking for brands and trying to decide if I need to change axles to accomodate the new gears or just leave it as is. I go off road frequently but no extreme crawling. Again, Thanks!
What size tire are you running or plan to run?
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:22 AM   #9
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I have BFG 32x11.50 AT with 15x10 rock crusher black steel wheels.
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4.10 is a good ratio for that combo.
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As for brands that a personal choice. I like Yukon Gears.

You'll need ...

ring and pinion sets...both front and rear.
Master install kits to include all bearing and seals
fluid of your brand choice.
and a PROFESSIONAL installer.

Gear set up is not something to be done by the average do it yourselfer.
YOU MUST DO BOTH AXLES if you want to use 4wd ever!!!

Alot of shops/installers will not warranty parts not purchased through them.
My suggestion is you check around your local shops for a shop you trust for prices. They can help you with all the parts you'll need.
Average price for front and rear gear install...$800 to $1600.


Any more questions let us know.
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You would be better off trying to find a set of complete axles from a 4 cyclinder. They are 4.10 stock. Normally a lot cheaper to do this then swap gears. Here is a jeep yard that is local to you www.webejeeping.com
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As for brands that a personal choice. I like Yukon Gears.
i agree w/ you distorted. i got a set of yukon chromo axle shafts this christmas for my husband and they are a very solid product. i'd go w/ yukon gears too.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:24 AM   #14
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just for future reference.. link to free jeep vin decoder
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