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    Helpful thread I had questions about this as well! Im running 35s on my 01 tj sport, still 3.73 gearing, I want to re gear, but at the same time, I'm still running the Dana 30/44 combo, not sure if it's worth re gearing a Dana 30 or not haha I'm a cpl in the marine corps and my money tree isn't bearing much fruit currently so Dana 60s aren't really an option anytime soon lol any thoughts?


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    I would do the 4.56 for 35's and 4.10 for 33's

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    Wheel that d30 if you don't go real crazy it'll be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keggerbombs View Post
    Helpful thread I had questions about this as well! Im running 35s on my 01 tj sport, still 3.73 gearing, I want to re gear, but at the same time, I'm still running the Dana 30/44 combo, not sure if it's worth re gearing a Dana 30 or not haha I'm a cpl in the marine corps and my money tree isn't bearing much fruit currently so Dana 60s aren't really an option anytime soon lol any thoughts?


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    I have 4.88s in mine. I have a Dana 30 in the front and an 8.8 in the rear. If you have a 3 speed auto that's going to be too low. You would want like a 4.56. How much highway/city driving do you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrYJ92 View Post
    I do have plans to run a bigger tire but that's off a good ways. For now though probably going to stick with the 33's. Like I said a lot of guys I've seen that are running the same setup, run the 4.56's so seems like that's the way to go. Take in consideration I'll probably have a fresh rebuild on the 4.0 and the AX to go along with the regearing. Love to do a v8 swap but that's just not in the picture right now

    Are you paying a shop to do the work or will you do it yourself?

    If you're doing it yourself, I would say go ahead and re gear to 4.10. After that I wouldn't go any bigger on tires than the 33. There's a good chance of breaking something, most likely in the rear (odd, but the weak link is that D35, not the 30)

    If you're paying a shop to do the work, you'll spend almost as much re-gearing as you would finding another axle (D44) with the gearing you want and have them weld on some spring perches for you. You can get up to a 35" tire with no issues and even a 37" tire with a few axle upgrades. When you do plan on wheeling it heavily, I would definitely find that lovely '78/79 Ford F-250/350 Dana 60. It's almost a direct fit bolt in replacement.

    My first jeep was a 94 YJ 4.0. I loved it. I also had to fix it quite a bit. Another thing to keep in mind is the steering gearbox won't handle larger than a 33" off road. I broke a couple of them. If you need a bolt on replacement with a bigger piston, a 98/99 Dodge Durango steering box (get the one for the snow plow setup; it has more turns from stop to stop) is a direct fit bolt in with a larger piston. It works great and lasts a long time (I never had to replace it after that).


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdans View Post
    I have 4.88s in mine. I have a Dana 30 in the front and an 8.8 in the rear. If you have a 3 speed auto that's going to be too low. You would want like a 4.56. How much highway/city driving do you do?


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    Just saw this reply haha I have a 5 speed manual, 30/44 front and rear, 3.73 gears right now on 35in tires. I don't drive far but like the option too, a lot of city driving, but don't need to go over 60 haha


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    I would think you would be fine with 4.88 or 4.56. I love my 4.88 gears!


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    4:88 aren't a bad way to go for an automatic at all. I have a 2012 with 37's and at 70 I'm at about 2800 rpms, I think someone said with 5:13 at 70 they were at 3000. Going up a long steep grade is the only time I would need the 5:13 and with me it's not that often. And if your going to be running 35's for a while 4:88 might make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj
    4:88 aren't a bad way to go for an automatic at all. I have a 2012 with 37's and at 70 I'm at about 2800 rpms, I think someone said with 5:13 at 70 they were at 3000. Going up a long steep grade is the only time I would need the 5:13 and with me it's not that often. And if your going to be running 35's for a while 4:88 might make sense.
    Sorry I thought this was another thread. I just saw you have a tj
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    As far as the front axle, see if you can find a xj d30 as they are high pinion and give you some extra strength and also gets the drive shaft up out of the way. Helps with drive shaft angles when lifted.

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