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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 06:46 PM
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My J10 has a 258 and am going to put either 33's or 35's and wonder wich would be the best gear ratio? Plan on doing alot off wheelin and some raod driving pulling a trailor. Thanks Dennis
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Re: 456 or 488\'s

If you are going for the 35s and wheelin go for the 4.88s if stayin with the 33s go for the 4.56s. Better too much gear than not enough.
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Re: 456 or 488\'s

I presently have 4.56's w/33" tires on my Jeepster. I turn about 3000 rpm at 65 mph in drive. I would not go with the 4.88's w/33's if you will do any highway driving, but would do 4.88's if you go with 35's. My 700R4 tranny has 30% overdrive, so this brings my 65 mph rpm down to 2100, which is a little anemic. I will probably switch to 5.38's to bring it back up to 2500 rpm.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2002, 06:42 AM
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Re: 456 or 488\'s

I have 35's on my 78 and went with the 4.56. It pulls about 3 grand on the highway with my TH400 and D18 tcase. It does a good job pulling my camper and it responds real well off road. I think this is the way you want to go.
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