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Old 04-28-2013, 12:49 AM
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Why is the 4-low extremely low for TJ's?

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Why is the 4-low extremely low for TJ's?
Extremly low? Standard ratio in 4low is 2.72:1, pretty standard.

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Lower than that. Gotta go rubicon. 4/1
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Must be a brand new jeep owner. Welcome to the money pit you'll never seem to quite fill.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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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.
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Also helps to go down very steep stuff nice and slow without brakes.
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must be a brand new jeep owner. Welcome to the money pit you'll never seem to quite fill.
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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.
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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.
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I'm just going to keep my 2-inch amd put 33's on there...
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I'm just going to keep my 2-inch amd put 33's on there...
good luck with that...lol
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4:88 gears won't be bad with that
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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.
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I can do the gears myself. I can get front and back for $500
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I can do the gears myself. I can get front and back for $500
Why do you think you can do it?
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I don't want to insult your intelligence or anything, but you are brand new here. Gears are not something the average shade tree mechanic has the tools/knowledge to do. Also does that 500$ include master install kits?
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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?
Sometimes you gotta let "superman" fly even if he doesn't have wings lol
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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
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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!!
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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!!
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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.
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I've "help" put gears in a dually. Didn't do it myself. Just watched.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Freeskier is accually someone who uses the forum for good ise. Not to pick and start stuff.
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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........
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And I know I can do it. Gotta learn somehow
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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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