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sethgibbons80 03-17-2011 04:12 PM

Re-gearing
 
Hey all...I have an '06 wrangler and am wanting to re-gear front and rear. I was wondering if, because I have 3.07 gears, I would have to swap out the carriers to accommodate the larger gears. Gonna go up to at least 4.11's so I am thinking I am gonna have to change out the carriers. Any info/links/input is extremely appreciated! Thanks guys/gals!

UnlimitedLJ04 03-17-2011 05:59 PM

yes, you'll need to change out carriers. or buy "thick" gears.

thick gears are more expensive, and the cost difference is generally about equal to cost of new open carriers + standard cut gears.

theres really no benefit to either method.

sethgibbons80 03-17-2011 07:00 PM

Thanks unlimited....if I gotta get carriers I'll just lock 'em or tru-track them. Perhaps a softlocker for the rear and an LSD up front...will see what the wife says.

jeepr 03-17-2011 10:02 PM

Do you have a dana 35 in the rear? Because locking a 35 makes them alot weaker....

sethgibbons80 03-18-2011 09:38 AM

Yeah have a 35 was gonna get the super 35 "kit" and re-gear at same time. Upgrade to the 30 spline I think.

sethgibbons80 03-18-2011 09:51 AM

But I guess since the super 35 kits with locker and gears and the disk brake conversion I want is about the same price as the 44 with all that stuff already on it....guess I might have to wait and spring for the 44. Anybody running a G2 axle. And if so any bad things about them?

4Jeepn 03-18-2011 10:09 AM

If you install a full size locker, you don't need a new carrier,as the locker itself becomes the carrier.

Jerry Bransford 03-18-2011 10:30 AM

Seth Will you be installing these gears yourself? If not, who will be installing them, a shop or a friend?

sethgibbons80 03-19-2011 05:03 PM

I will prob be installing them at least until I find a good place around where I live...and I know that a full size locker is the new carrier so are some lsd's. Think I will just save up for a g2 44 with LSD and disc brakes.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-19-2011 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sethgibbons80 (Post 1126432)
I will prob be installing them at least until I find a good place around where I live...and I know that a full size locker is the new carrier so are some lsd's. Think I will just save up for a g2 44 with LSD and disc brakes.

do you know how to set backlash & pinion preload? do you have the special tools to do said settings?


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