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11-18-2012 01:42 PM
Sahara707
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Nice solution. 35" with 4.88 and the 3-speed auto is what my previous TJ had. Superb offroad, highway RPMs were a tad high. I only had that combination because it originally had the 5-speed and I later swapped to the automatic after it already had the 4.88 gears. 4.56 would have been ideal but...
When I win the lottery I might change the gears. It does climb well.
11-18-2012 11:59 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Sahara707 View Post
35" tires and 4.88's = 3k @ 60mph. 2000 with 3spd auto.

Solution (see picture)
Nice solution. 35" with 4.88 and the 3-speed auto is what my previous TJ had. Superb offroad, highway RPMs were a tad high. I only had that combination because it originally had the 5-speed and I later swapped to the automatic after it already had the 4.88 gears. 4.56 would have been ideal but...
11-18-2012 10:24 AM
jgorm
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider View Post
AEV $$$
And its rated for 35s with a 2" lift

Metalcloak is about half the price, easier to install and you can run 35's on stock suspension
Or you can DIY for free. It requires minimal fab work. I like my 4.10s with the 6 speed and 35s. With 31s, it was too much gear. 1st was worthless, and even now I skip first about half the time.

Jeep Wrangler TJ front fender diy highline lift - Trick Tuners Forums
11-18-2012 10:18 AM
aTX427 It's all in the setup. I'm running 35's an OME 2.5" with .75 spacers, tummy tuck, Metalcloaks, Currie AR, ARB lockers, coil relo, out boarded shocks with proper limit straps and bump stops. With 4.88's, I can cruise 75-80 on the highway, drive 1,000 miles to Colorado, air down and climb like a goat. I love the setup, and plan on trimming my lower CA mounts and body mounts before I go any higher. IMO, the next level would be front and rear stretch, long arms and Dana 60's on 40's, but that is an extremely expensive jump from where I'm at now and would probably be better served going with a purpose built buggie.
11-17-2012 11:03 PM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

Im looking at that setup 4.0 nv3550 3.73 and getting 33s, whats your mpg, hows the power, and how is it on rocks?
Its ok in 4lo could be lower. Getting 13 to high 14 mpg. I also have A CAI that I think is killing my mileage. The power driving around could be better and 5th is almost useless. Its good for down hill, flat and cruising. I also have 33x10.5 so I think having less weight and rolling resistance might be helping me a little. I've heard people with my set up but 12.5 say it sucks and has no power. I just did a Jeep jamboree in September in Colorado like this and it did good. When I can I will be regearing.. it'd be nice to use 5th and be in the power band.
11-17-2012 10:45 PM
Sahara707 35" tires and 4.88's = 3k @ 60mph. 2000 with 3spd auto.

Solution (see picture)
11-17-2012 09:43 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
I wish I was there..... I'm at 2400 doing 75 with 33"s 3.73 gears 5 speed 4.0.
Im looking at that setup 4.0 nv3550 3.73 and getting 33s, whats your mpg, hows the power, and how is it on rocks?
11-17-2012 09:34 PM
Superdave1017
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Originally Posted by TJspeed

I wish I was there..... I'm at 2400 doing 75 with 33"s 3.73 gears 5 speed 4.0.
Same here with my last jeep.. That's why I was worried with this lift and gears. But I am guessing it a norm with my setup
11-17-2012 09:26 PM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos

Yes. I get 17-19mpg running 2800rpm at 70mph with 33s annd 4.56 gears
I wish I was there..... I'm at 2400 doing 75 with 33"s 3.73 gears 5 speed 4.0.
11-17-2012 09:01 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by Superdave1017
So I am just worried about nothing running 3k Rpm's on highway ??
Yes. I get 17-19mpg running 2800rpm at 70mph with 33s annd 4.56 gears
11-17-2012 08:57 PM
James 98TJ yeah when i spoke to them they said the yellow means you have to trim the rear wheel well. Ill let you knoe when i install mine

either way 5" lift or aev kit he is going to be lookin at a substantial investment
11-17-2012 08:53 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Superdave1017 View Post
So I am just worried about nothing running 3k Rpm's on highway ??
Yes

But seriously in that range your in the middle of the power band, and thats where you want to be. Now if you were pushin close to 4k then I'd be worried.
11-17-2012 08:51 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by James 98TJ View Post
My bad direct from thier add........

"Run bigger rubber with less suspension lift. This ultimate upgrade for all '97-06 Wranglers makes plenty of clearance for 34" tires with no lift! Add a 3" lift and run 37" tires! Provides an ultra low center of gravity for greater safety and vehicle stability while creating a unique and balanced look."


This is what I was going off of

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...3-add14-lg.jpg
11-17-2012 08:51 PM
Superdave1017 So I am just worried about nothing running 3k Rpm's on highway ??
11-17-2012 08:47 PM
James 98TJ My bad direct from thier add........

"Run bigger rubber with less suspension lift. This ultimate upgrade for all '97-06 Wranglers makes plenty of clearance for 34" tires with no lift! Add a 3" lift and run 37" tires! Provides an ultra low center of gravity for greater safety and vehicle stability while creating a unique and balanced look."
11-17-2012 08:37 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by James 98TJ View Post
or you could go with the AEV highline kit and a 2" BB and run 37s lol
AEV $$$
And its rated for 35s with a 2" lift

Metalcloak is about half the price, easier to install and you can run 35's on stock suspension
11-17-2012 08:31 PM
jrussblues I run on 4's with 33's with 3.73's and have no problems. I really don't want to bump stop my way down to 3's and I have no plans on doing 5's so 35's are out on the lj. I do run 35's on my cj but its built a bit different and has a 61:1 low 1st behind an angry amc 360.
11-17-2012 08:30 PM
Superdave1017 Also a Dana 44 rear end
11-17-2012 08:30 PM
James 98TJ or you could go with the AEV highline kit and a 2" BB and run 37s lol
11-17-2012 08:30 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Superdave1017 View Post
I will be doing 65 and they run about 2800 Rpm's. I only run about 5 min in highway to work and around town. Anything longer than 30 min I take another car. Just freaks me out running Rpm's higher than normal.
Thats only about 3-400rpm more than normal, You want to be between 2k and 3200rpm when cruising on the freeway.
11-17-2012 08:26 PM
Superdave1017
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

What are they runnin at 60mph
I will be doing 65 and they run about 2800 Rpm's. I only run about 5 min in highway to work and around town. Anything longer than 30 min I take another car. Just freaks me out running Rpm's higher than normal.
11-17-2012 08:22 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Superdave1017 View Post
I run 35s with 4.88's Rpm's are a little higher running than I would like on highway.
What are they runnin at 60mph
11-17-2012 08:22 PM
Superdave1017 Oh and 4 inch lift with 3 inch body lift the body lift is more than I like also. To much sway I think
11-17-2012 08:19 PM
Superdave1017 I run 35s with 4.88's Rpm's are a little higher running than I would like on highway.
11-17-2012 08:15 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Sahara707 View Post
I'm running 35's with a rubicon 3.5 lift and 1" BL, no issues.
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Originally Posted by jrussblues View Post
I run the same set up and stuff my worn 33's to the fender.
Its all about bump stops
11-17-2012 08:02 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by Sahara707
I'm running 35's with a rubicon 3.5 lift and 1" BL, no issues.
I run the same set up and stuff my worn 33's to the fender.
11-17-2012 07:56 PM
Sahara707 I'm running 35's with a rubicon 3.5 lift and 1" BL, no issues.
11-17-2012 07:52 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Don't cut anything, just do it right the first time & get 5" of clearance around them. You can do that with a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. You'll also want to regear your axles to turn that big & heavy of a tire... $1200 or so. And your stock OE tie rod won't hold up for long to that size of tire either.

Going to a 35" tire size on a Wrangler is a major step that requires several upgrades, don't kid yourself that it isn't.
Highlined fenders and a 2.5" suspension lift wouldn't be considered doing it right?
11-17-2012 07:51 PM
TJammin some have mentioned upgrading the steering box with 35's. makes sense but I was curious how much life can be squeezed out of a factory box. I'm buying the metalcloak 3.5" game changer short arm kit, fenders, sye, rear drive shaft, wheels & tires in one shot and something is going to have to wait lol. I assumed as long as I stuck to uneven terrain and avoided rock crawling I'd be fine.
11-17-2012 07:12 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by 99tjinnh
Um...im in love with the metalcloaks...damn ...gnna be spendin some money now...thanks...ha
Your not the only one whos in love with em
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