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Steve97TJ 08-19-2005 01:54 AM

i have a 97 tj 4-banger 5 speed, and i need power. ive heard of people putting gears in it to make it have better power. are gears and ring and pinion the same thing? if not what is it and where could i get gears to run either 33's or 32's and maintain a daily driver? thanks

1BLKJP 08-19-2005 02:48 AM

Yes when someone refers to gears or ring and pinion they are speaking of the same thing. The pinion attaches to the yoke/driveshaft (for an easy picture in your head). Then the pinions rests on the ring gear that is attached to the carrier that has the axle shafts in each side of it.

If you are running 33's with your 4 cyl. and aren't planning on going any bigger then you can run 4.56 gearing to bring your power/acceleration back to stock.

Steve97TJ 08-19-2005 03:30 AM

thanks....what are some good companies that i could get 4.56 gears and how much will they run me? i thought that they were the same thing just checking up

jeeperman 08-19-2005 06:13 AM

Randy's Ring and Pinion is a good online/mail order company. I have heard nothing but good things about their service. They sell Superior and Yukon gears which are a quality part too... When I did mine, I did some research and found a good "rear end" place, someone that specializes in just axles and gears locally and took my Jeep to them. They did both axles for ~$1000 with parts and labor. I would reccomend this route as setting up gears can be tricky. You could also look for a local 4x4 shop, usually they do a lot of gear swaps.

97texasTJ 08-26-2005 07:44 PM

hey steve, ur jeep comes stock with 4.11's...i have the same thing, well had the same thing...i was runnin 32's and it lacked power on the highway, but offroad it did just fine...ive now got 4.88's and when i get it all back together, ill tell ya how it is!! oh and i got my gears through good people there!!

Steve97TJ 08-31-2005 09:43 PM

thanks! i was looking on the website and i didnt see anything about any dana 35 gears. is the one that says m35 the same thing?

97texasTJ 09-02-2005 05:14 PM

im assumin so...if u are sure and let them know

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