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|07-15-2013 01:07 AM|
|LJZilla||I have 4.88's in D44's with a 37" tire, the rear diff gets pretty hot on extended highway trips ~65-70mph with a warm ambient temp. If you don't spend much time at highway speeds it shouldn't really be an issue though.|
|07-14-2013 11:08 PM|
|07-14-2013 08:55 PM|
|XxHelmetxX||how much did they charge if u don't mind me asking I would love to get rid of my 3.07's and use 5th gear lol|
|07-14-2013 08:39 PM|
i had it done at Mt Zion Offroad in York PA. they handled everything start to finish. (save for mounting the ARB switches, witch i requested them not to do)
hers a picture of where i put them
|07-14-2013 08:27 PM|
Just want to extend a final thank you to everyone for their input.
I went with the 4.88's (and an ARB in the rear)
I could not be happier. Hilly ass lancaster county got real flat real quick
Im upshifting on hills i used to have to downshift on.
Heres some pics in case anyone sees me at the pa jeeps show on saturday..
|06-24-2013 04:20 PM|
Don't buy the gears & parts to give to a shop to install in hopes of saving a few bucks. Have the installer/shop provide ALL of the parts so if something goes wrong, and things can go wrong during a ring & pinion installation, they can't blame the parts you provided.
Whatever the shop provided, like parts & labor, is all that their warranty will cover.
|06-24-2013 04:12 PM|
You got somebody local to install and warranty it all for ya?
|06-24-2013 03:28 PM|
i ordered the 4.88's. And an arb rear locker for good measure
im a little excited to get it back.
|06-21-2013 06:02 PM|
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|06-21-2013 05:55 PM|
|banks316||I run 37's on my 4.0L 5sp YJ with 4.56's, Im quite happy with my choice. My jeep is 80% offroad/ 20% pavement. Heres a great site so you can crunch the numbers on your own. Input stock size tires/gears on one side then the set up you want on the other. Gear Ratio Calculator|
|06-21-2013 05:48 PM|
|1jeeplvr||I bet 4.88 would be perfect for 35" tires.I just did 4.56 gears & there perfect for my 33's.I actually just did Rausch Creek a few months back.Had a blast & the gears made wheeling a lot easier.I want to get back to R/C sometime,such a good time.|
|06-21-2013 01:21 PM|
|Lanco||thanks guys! hopefully ill have my own opinion of the 4.88s within the next 10 days|
|06-21-2013 12:40 PM|
|Owen_TJ||4.88 for sure|
|06-21-2013 12:25 PM|
|MFsoftball22||X2 or 3 or however many 4.88 is the way to go with the 35's.|
|06-21-2013 12:17 PM|
|rkwfxd||4.88. I have 5-speed/4.0/35s - you will love the 4.88s. I do not regret them at all.|
|06-21-2013 12:15 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Definitely 4.88. 4.56 would "work" for some but that ratio wouldn't totally restore the power lost from having installed such a large & heavy tire like 4.88 does. If you went with 4.56, you'd be constantly downshifting from 5th to 4th for even minor grades. I ran the 5-speed/4.0L engine/35" tire/4.88 axle ratio for years in my previous TJ & it was the ideal street & offroad gearing/tire size combination.|
|06-21-2013 12:06 PM|
|06-21-2013 12:04 PM|
4.56 or 4.88? i know i know..
here's my setup currently: 01 sport, 5 speed, 4.0 liter, 3.73 with a d44 rear on 35" tires
my use: 85% onroad / 15% offroad
offroad: fairly basic but ill be headed up to rauch creek this summer.
id like to be able to try some more difficult obstacles.
onroad: mostly i just drive it around town. but my long tripper (car) just got totaled and id like to be able to use the jeep for some highway trips (2-3hrs highway driving). i do still have my 4runner so the tj won't need to be a DD.
What do i go with 4.56 or 4.88?
thanks in advance for any and all input