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Old 10-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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1. Upgrade the gears. I have 3.07's with 33" tires 2. New tube fenders. 3. New front bumper. 4. New shocks. Can't decide which upgrade to do next. My fenders and bummer are stock and could use an upgrade. My jeep is sluggish cause of the 33" tires and the gears so that would always be a nice upgrade too. It is shocktober tho and I would like to get the rancho9000's. So many choices!!! Jeep problems. :-/

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I'd choose gears for sure...

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1. Upgrade the gears. I have 3.07's with 33" tires 2. New tube fenders. 3. New front bumper. 4. New shocks. Can't decide which upgrade to do next. My fenders and bummer are stock and could use an upgrade. My jeep is sluggish cause of the 33" tires and the gears so that would always be a nice upgrade too. It is shocktober tho and I would like to get the rancho9000's. So many choices!!! Jeep problems. :-/
Or buy both the shocks and the regear so you'll save the money on the shocks and still get your regear. Just tell yourself you're saving money in the long run!
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4Get the shocks they won't change much off road capability
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Well I wanted the shocks to just help drivability. Right now it's like riding in an Amish buggy. The rancho9000's are adjustable.
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you can always get a deal on shocks...

driveability with new gears will be great
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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This is true...
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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Regear, REgear, REGEAR! With the performance you will get you should be able to get somewhat better mileage. Besides, you are only saving about 90-105.00 for the shocktober sale. You could potenially save that in fuel in a few months, depending on how many miles you drive and hills you climb.
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With 3.07 gearing and 33" tires, I wouldn't consider doing anything else until after you have regeared both axles to a more appropriate ratio. If you have the 4.0L engine and 5-speed transmission, 4.56 is the best all-around ratio to go with for that size tire.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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Yeah I have the 4.0 and a 5speed. You guys are really tempting me to do the regear. That was gonna be my next question if I choose to get the gears is what ratio. You think 4.56 is a good choice. Not 4.88's?
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For 33" tires, 4.56 is appropriate. 4.88 is the appropriate ratio for 35" tires when you have the 5-speed & 4.0L engine.
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Lots of good info. Does anyone have any brand of gears they recommend?
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If you ever plan on going to 35s, regear to 4.88s now. No reason to do it twice. As far as brands go, how are you on your rig out on the trail? What is your budget? There is a wide range of pricing and warranty info. Most warranties are for mfg defect and material only, not abuse.

When regearing you will also need a new carrier front and rear. So now is the time to consider increasing your traction offroad with a locker (a whole different subject all together).
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I don't do any crazy off-roading. Just some mud and sand and the occasional rocks. I try to avoid the real rocky terrain. I really don't know what gears will cost me to buy and get installed. I don't really have the mechanical knowledge to do that myself.
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I really don't know what gears will cost me to buy and get installed. I don't really have the mechanical knowledge to do that myself.
It's best to find a reputable installer and purchase the gears from them so that if anything goes wrong the installer can't simply blame "your" parts. Parts and labor for ring/pinion and associated items should be ~$1200.
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Yep don't buy the gears & parts to give to the installer, have the installer provide all parts. That way he'll have to warranty everything, parts & labor, if something goes wrong later as sometimes happens.
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So def find a place to install them and have them get all the parts then.
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It's best to find a reputable installer and purchase the gears from them so that if anything goes wrong the installer can't simply blame "your" parts. Parts and labor for ring/pinion and associated items should be ~$1200.
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So def find a place to install them and have them get all the parts then.

All of this ^^^^^. Also, do some good research. Having knowledge when going in is better than not knowing anything and getting your ass handed to you. An informed customer is a happier customer. Having a basic idea of what the parts costs helps to not lighten your wallet any more than necessary.

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