Alright I was looking into a speedo gear and the shop I am getting stuff from called the dealer with my VIN and they said that I have 3.07 gears in my stock 02 apex edition. I'm going to assume this is right and I also know that 33's are gonna slow me down a lot. I'd like to get around this and I know that a regear is an option, a very expensive option. First of all what ratio would be best to go with? and second would it be cheaper and as effective to possibly just get a new set of axels with different gearing? There is a guy around here that parts out jeeps all the time and has axels brake to brake for sale a lot.
It's a 4L 6 Cylinder 5 speed. Anyone have any information on companies that supply the parts? I know the principle and know sort of how it works just I haven't ever seen anyone post anything up regarding and manufacturer/brands.
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Originally Posted by TexasT
With 33" tires I think you'll need 4.88 with auto and 4.56 with manual. 4.10's would not hive you the power you need with 33's. JMO.
there are 2 different autos used in the TJ behind the 4.0
one works best with 4.10s, the other with 4.88s.
the 32RH(97-02) when combined with 33s, the recommended ratio is 4.10
the 42rle(03-06) when combined with 33s, the recommended ratio is 4.88
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I had a 04 x with 33 MTRs on stock gears in a 4spd auto didnt mind it at all seemd fine. Now i have 33s on my 05 rubi theu have 4.10s and its a 6spd seems fine to. But i know i should but i know ill have to regear later so i dont wana do it twice.
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Regearing is probably one of the most skipped steps in building a jeep. My opinion is because it isn't glamorous. It doesn't change the look like a lift or tires. It doesn't change the bling like chrome or a cold air does. But to me it is super important. People get nervous to have that kind of work done and it is looked at as expensive.
Sure you can get by without it. I did it for years. But that kinda like not having lockers. You can get by without them. But hey thats just my opinion.
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Like many are saying, 4.88s with an auto, and 4.56 with the manual. The good thing about going 4.88s is if you choose to go to 35s in the future, you won't need to regear because 4.88s are good for 35s too.
I'll be running it for a while with the bigger tires so I will see what its like. At this point a regear or an axle swap is the next thing I plan on doing seeing as I will likely be doing a lot of highway driving for work. Anyways thanks again for the info I'll likely be back on here looking for more info when the time comes to do it.