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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 08:12 AM
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360 / 3.73w 35\" BFG\'s??

I am in the process of buying/building a 78 CJ7. It has a 4"procomp lift with 2" shackles and a 3" body lift. It has a new 360, T176 Trans and 3.73 gears with Detroits on both ends. Currently it is running 33"boggers and I wanted to switch to 35" BFG muds. Is the a possibile combination? If not why, and would it be possible if I re-geared?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2000, 09:17 AM
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Re: 360 / 3.73w 35\" BFG\'s??

The 3.73s with 35s is a good combo for highway gearing but offroad you may want a little more gear with the T176 tranny. I am running a T-18 with the same gears and tires and would still like a little more gear sometimes when in the rocks. Depends on what you do. It would be alright for mud or sand if you keep the revs up.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2000, 11:36 AM
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Re: 360 / 3.73w 35\" BFG\'s??

I think the 3.73s will be okay for you to run 35s...not the best crawl ratio off-road but do-able. What t-case is that attached to the t-176, I'm assuming its the D300 which in low will still give you decent crawlability.

On another note, I'd at least cut the body lift in half and go down to shorter shackles. Stock height shackles or a slightly longer than stock ought to improve the steering on that thing temendously.

Just my thoughts.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2000, 03:42 PM
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Re: 360 / 3.73w 35\" BFG\'s??

I"m running 35's with 3.73's and a 350. I like them for all 'round use. I wouldn't want to tow with them, but it's nice to be able to cruise at 70 and not sweat the engine R's. Also, the 3.73's give me a pretty low driveshaft RPM which makes the u-joints last better. The other side of that is that there's more stress on the u-joint, so it's more likely to break. So far, so good, tho.

Jason '87YJ
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