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Old 03-30-2016, 07:55 AM
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Opinions for gearing for 2005 TJ with 35's

I am starting the axle phase of my build. My plan is to run 35's. I have a set of Rubicon Dana44 housings and plan on going with 5:13 or 5:38 gears, with Eaton E-Lockers, and upgraded axles (Alloy USA, 10 Factory....etc). My question is which gear ratio. I have the 42RLE and everything thing I have read says go deep on the gear selection. Is 5:13 or 5:38 to deep? This is not my daily driver and I do play on the rocks a lot. Any thoughts on this?

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5.38s would be good for 35s in your flatness of Michigan.

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Definitely 5.38. If you have not done so already, install an aftermarket transmission cooler.
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Definitely 5.38. If you have not done so already, install an aftermarket transmission cooler.
Which one / kit is best?
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agreed on the 5.38, wish we could go deeper.

I went with the PSC trans and steering cooler, which i think is great, but any passive cooler in front of the radiator should work fine
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agreed on the 5.38, wish we could go deeper.

I went with the PSC trans and steering cooler, which i think is great, but any passive cooler in front of the radiator should work fine
Thanks for the reminder on the trans cooler. Looks like 5.38 gears it is then.
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Which one / kit is best?
Whichever one sounds good to you. They are all made in the same place, just packaged differently. Revolution is getting a lot of praise because they do offer the 5.13 for a D30 (if you have a D30 upfront)

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