Long time listener, first time caller....
I have an 05 TJ X 6SP, 4.0L, 3.73s with everyones favorite, a 4 or 5 inch RC Lift (I think I have a 4 inch lift that netted closer to 5, installed for me for 840) with 33 XTs and numerous other tidbits.
It is rough, but it is a Jeep.
My issue is in gearing, not axles. I think the X came with a close ratio 6spd and I hate it. It is closer to the old 3spds with hi/low option. I can drive all day 2-4-6 even with 33s. There really isn't a gear I like. I mean 6th is great if it were 5th. 1st needs to be taller by a little as do the rest. I like the 3.73 gears so I do not think that a change there will help. Is there a different gear set to swap out of the tranny to get gearing I like? Can I just get one from dealer from a diff model (rubi, sport) that is better for me?
Love the Jeep, my 4th only. Just need to fix tranny.
Last question is shocks. I read a bunch and would I be happier with Bilsteins? The lift is more than 2 years old and shocks have not broke in a bit. I thought it would get better by now. It does not take speed bumps or curbs or off camber bumps at speed for crap.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!