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Old 06-17-2014, 12:40 PM
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I have read multiple threads on gears. I just put a Zone 3" and am running 31x10.50's. I have 3.07 in the rear and a Dana 35. What is the best gears to run? The jeep has a 4.0L and is not struggling, but want to run the right gears.

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The right gears depends on what you want to do. There are various gear charts and calculators out on the web. Staying at 31s and the 5 speed 3.73 or 4.10s is where I would be looking. My xj is on 31s and 3.07 and I am leaning toward 4.10s for more getup and easier crawl.

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What transmission do you have?
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If you have an automatic go at least 4.10 for your gears. I had 3.73's and 31x10.5 tires and it was not ideal!
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In addition to needing to know your transmission type, is it possible you may install tires larger than 31" in the future?
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What transmission do you have?
I have the ax-15. 5 spd
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If you are staying on 31's 4.10/4.11 would be the way to go, and if you are keeping a D35 anyway, the best thing to do IMO is to get some axles from an SE that someone took off and replaced. Cheaper than a regear and bolts right up, if available to you. Maybe try your local auto salvage yards.
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In addition to needing to know your transmission type, is it possible you may install tires larger than 31' in the future?
Yes, I want to go to a 32". That's all, no bigger
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If you are staying on 31's 4.10/4.11 would be the way to go, and if you are keeping a D35 anyway, the best thing to do IMO is to get done axles from an SE that someone took off and replaced. Cheaper than a regear and bolts right up, if available to you. Maybe try your local auto salvage yards.
Excuse me for my ignorance, but "done gears from an SE"...???

I hear that it is a waste to out money in the D35, but don't want to bump up right now to a 44 or maybe even 9"
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Excuse me for my ignorance, but "done gears from an SE"...??? I hear that it is a waste to out money in the D35, but don't want to bump up right now to a 44 or maybe even 9"
Fat fingers, little letters on my iPhone. Some axles from an SE. The base model 4 cylinder TJ comes with 4.10 gears stock (unless it was an auto), so getting take off axles or axles from an SE out of a salvage yard would give you the gearing you're after cheaper than a regear. The downside being that you'd still have a D35, but it would be smarter than paying to regear a D35 in my opinion.
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Thanks all for the input, going to search salvage yards and see what is out there.

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