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Old February 3rd, 2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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I have a t18 trans in my cherokee chief s. I'm on 35s and going to 37s. Axles have stock, crazy low# gears but with that trans it doesn't bother me. Is it worth my while to change gears or is this not hard on drivetrain?
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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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going up 2 inches won't affect it that much, versus going from say a 29" up to a 37"
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what is crazy low?

I need to regear my YJ, T-18, D-300 with only 4.10's in the axles turning 39.5's.
I really need 4.88's or 5.13's
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I mean crazy low. I never regard for the 35s. This thing is a budget wheeler and a work in progress. I wouldn't be surprised if they were less than .300, like .26?. Yeah, crazy low lol.
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I mean crazy low. I never regard for the 35s. This thing is a budget wheeler and a work in progress. I wouldn't be surprised if they were less than .300, like .26?. Yeah, crazy low lol.
You have it backwords. Low gears means a hi numrical number,like 513.
high gears is what you have,like 307 or 355
It will be fine if it works ok with your 35s your clutch takes most of the abuse from running such tall gears with tall tires.If you did regear it,you would be much happier with how it performs on road and off.
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You have it backwords. Low gears means a hi numrical number,like 513.
high gears is what you have,like 307 or 355
It will be fine if it works ok with your 35s your clutch takes most of the abuse from running such tall gears with tall tires.If you did regear it,you would be much happier with how it performs on road and off.
x2. Going to a 3.42 in my Tahoe with 35's to a 4.88 gear helps out a lot.

IMO I would plan for new gears, maybe not right away but down the road. It was hard on my engine and trans with the factoy gears and 35's.
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