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Old 02-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Stuck in a dilema

I recently bought a 2006 Wrangler and want/need to re-gear. It is a 6 spd w/ the stock 3.07 gears and is an absolute dog! It has a lift and 35" tires. 4.11? 4.56? 4.88? I'm so torn as to what to do. This isn't a cheap upgrade and I don't want to end up regretting my decision. BTW This is my DD in the summer and it spends most of it's time on the road, splitting time, pretty much 50/50 city--highway...I'd like to get off-road more but this is just how it is for now. HELP!!!

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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If you're going to keep the 35's, 4.88's is the ratio you want.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Don't even consider 4.10 for 35" tires. Your 6-speed transmission is geared low enough that you could go with 4.56 or 4.88 & be happy. For a 5-speed, I'd only go 4.88 but the 6-speed's gear ratios relax that usual recommendation a bit so you might be happier with the slightly lower RPMs of 4.56. Personally, I'd go 4.88 but I am more offroad oriented. If you live in the southern part of Michigan where it is flatter, you might be happy with 4.56... but if you're in the more hilly northern part, I'd go 4.88.
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Ok so 4.11 is definitely out. I know using the words 'fuel economy' and 'Jeep' in the same sentence is crazy but I just wanted to squeeze out as much as I possibly can and still get good engine performance. I also figured having the extra gear (6th) would change things too. Sounds to me like I need to look for some 4.56's...any good ideas as to where to purchase rings,pinions,master install kits? What is a good brand to go with? I believe I'll need new carriers also?
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Yep you'll need a new carrier so after all that you'll be very close if not even to the cost of an 8.8 if you don't have a 44
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Unless you will be installing the gears yourself, which I won't do myself and don't usually recommend others do, don't buy the gears & master installation kits to give to the installing shop. Instead, have the installing shop provide ALL of the parts. That way, they will have to cover all parts & labor costs if anything goes wrong during the warranty period.

If anything went wrong during the install or during their normal warranty period. the shop would likely just blame the parts you provided for them to install. And things do go wrong with ring & pinion installations either during or shortly after they are installed... installations don't always go perfectly. If you provided the parts, many shops would just blame your parts & have you get them replaced by the parts dealer & have you pay the labor again since they likely just blamed the parts. And the parts dealer would likely blame the installer... who is normally at fault.

You don't want to be caught in the middle as the installing shop and parts provider point their fingers at each other.
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I was just trying to keep costs down a bit but that is some sound advice. Thank you!
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BTW, what brands should I stay away from?
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Order a free dynatech catalog on line and they have recommended gear ratios for tire and engine displacement in the middle of the catalog.

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