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Old 08-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
 
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this might be a stupid question but how do you regear my jeep i am about to buy some 33 1250 and i dont want to lose any power or speed on the road way

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First of all, welcome. We need to know what kind of Jeep, motor, and trans to make an accurate assumption.

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thats spendy, 33s wont be bad you hardly notice its not like your bogged down on the hwy taking off 1/2 way up a sand dune is a different story.I have them my self.
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If you are not a mechanic with the proper tools you will not be able to do the pinion gears or set the backlash.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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If you can't rebuild an engine, you probably shouldn't attempt to regear your Jeep. Only you know your mechanical ability. If you regear with 4.56 gears and run 33" tires you should keep your power (I run this setup). It costs about $1200- $1600 to regear both axles (parts and labor). If you have a Dana 35 in the rear it might be cost effective to just buy a new rear axle with a locker and gears already setup in it and only get the front axle regeared (I went this route). Good luck.
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i have a 04 wrangler X, 4 " short arm lift, 5 speed manual trans. i am running 32 1250 right now an it runs pretty good both on the hwy an off road i really dont think that putting 33's on there will change it that much
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #7
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If you've got the clearance, go for it. If it feels sluggish and you don't like it, have a mechanic regear it. Don't go any bigger though. You'll snap axles unless you have a Dana 44 rear end.

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