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JakeBreen 04-28-2013 12:49 AM

4-low
 
Why is the 4-low extremely low for TJ's?

Lando25 04-28-2013 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3691216)
Why is the 4-low extremely low for TJ's?

Extremly low? Standard ratio in 4low is 2.72:1, pretty standard.

Kicker77 04-28-2013 04:31 AM

Lower than that. Gotta go rubicon. 4/1

ThatWhiteMachine101 04-28-2013 05:38 AM

Must be a brand new jeep owner. Welcome to the money pit you'll never seem to quite fill.

jeepwayoflife 04-28-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3691216)
Why is the 4-low extremely low for TJ's?

To answer your question, it allows you to go very slowly up things like rocks where you would otherwise be bouncing all over or breaking things from going too fast. It also gives you tons of torque from the lower gearing, again helping with a steep climb or getting over something.

Shark_13 04-28-2013 11:09 AM

Also helps to go down very steep stuff nice and slow without brakes.

05ljman 04-28-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by thatwhitemachine101 (Post 3691632)
must be a brand new jeep owner. Welcome to the money pit you'll never seem to quite fill.

+1 :d

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 12:59 PM

Yeah i'm a Band new Jeep owner. You won't be into a money pit as long as you take care of your vehicle.

Lando25 04-28-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3692434)
Yeah i'm a Band new Jeep owner. You won't be into a money pit as long as you take care of your vehicle.

Its a money pit not because of problems, but from wanting to add more and more stuff to it. I guess you can still consider it a problem, but Its an investment like anything else is.

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 01:45 PM

I'm just going to keep my 2-inch amd put 33's on there...

scott howard 04-28-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3692532)
I'm just going to keep my 2-inch amd put 33's on there...

good luck with that...lol

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 01:52 PM

4:88 gears won't be bad with that

freeskier 04-28-2013 02:48 PM

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4:88 gears won't be bad with that

Not a money pit eh? New gears alone are an easy 1200$ if someone else is doing it.

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 02:59 PM

I can do the gears myself. I can get front and back for $500

TJspeed 04-28-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3692765)
I can do the gears myself. I can get front and back for $500

Why do you think you can do it?

freeskier 04-28-2013 03:02 PM

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I don't want to insult your intelligence or anything, but you are brand new here. Gears are not something the average shade tree mechanic has the tools/knowledge to do. Also does that 500$ include master install kits?

RevCo666 04-28-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 3692772)
I don't want to insult your intelligence or anything, but you are brand new here. Gears are not something the average shade tree mechanic has the tools/knowledge to do. Also does that 500$ include master install kits?

Sometimes you gotta let "superman" fly even if he doesn't have wings lol

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 03:07 PM

Got all the tools to do. My uncle has his own well service, so he has a lift and all for us to do it

cchartrand 04-28-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen
I can do the gears myself. I can get front and back for $500

Listen my friend, I am honestly trying to be friendly and genuine. If you can set the backlash on your diff's why are you asking questions about gearing ? I can't stress enough how friendly I'm being, but someone who is comfortable regearing wouldn't be asking questions. Just don't want to see you get in over your head. Do me a favor and do a little research. Good luck my friend!! ;)

cchartrand 04-28-2013 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by RevCo666

Sometimes you gotta let "superman" fly even if he doesn't have wings lol

I really am trying to be the bigger man here, but that is HILARIOUS!!

freeskier 04-28-2013 03:13 PM

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Yes, please do your research and make sure you really know what your getting into here. Take it from someone who has done gears themselves, if you've never done it before it's a lot more work than you can imagine.

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 03:16 PM

I've "help" put gears in a dually. Didn't do it myself. Just watched.

kshaws21 04-28-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3692799)
I've "help" put gears in a dually. Didn't do it myself. Just watched.

If you've only watched gears being done before, you have no business doing your your first regear on your own Jeep.

RevCo666 04-28-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by cchartrand (Post 3692791)
I really am trying to be the bigger man here, but that is HILARIOUS!!

I know... hehehe I just can't help laughin about this scenario. On with the posts :)

freeskier 04-28-2013 03:24 PM

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If you've only watched gears being done before, you have no business doing your your first regear on your own Jeep.

Let's slow down here. This is where people begin to over inflate the difficulty of gears. I had never seen gears installed before, had zero help, and it worked out just fine. If you do your research, take your time, and have a lot of patience it can be done.

kshaws21 04-28-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by freeskier (Post 3692826)

Let's slow down here. This is where people begin to over inflate the difficulty of gears. I had never seen gears installed before, had zero help, and it worked out just fine. If you do your research, take your time, and have a lot of patience it can be done.

It CAN be done by someone who has never done it, but the margin for error is much greater. Someone with good mechanical knowledge and skills should be able to tackle it and may not have to take it back apart two or three times, a newbie most likely wouldn't have the same ease.

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 03:30 PM

Freeskier is accually someone who uses the forum for good ise. Not to pick and start stuff.

cchartrand 04-28-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by freeskier

Let's slow down here. This is where people begin to over inflate the difficulty of gears. I had never seen gears installed before, had zero help, and it worked out just fine. If you do your research, take your time, and have a lot of patience it can be done.

I absolutely agree my friend. That being said, you sound like an intelligent, patient person........

JakeBreen 04-28-2013 03:31 PM

And I know I can do it. Gotta learn somehow

cchartrand 04-28-2013 03:33 PM

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And I know I can do it. Gotta learn somehow

Love your confidence brother! Keep us posted! Good luck!!


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