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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2001, 08:58 PM
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gear swapping

What is the gear ratio and how is it determined? Whenever I see 4.1:1 or 3.08:1, that is the gear ratio, correct? What would mine be on my stock 93 YJ? Does a higher number mean more torque or something?

93 YJ/4.0L/30s (Soon to have about 7" of lift!)
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2001, 09:06 PM
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Re: gear ratio

A higher numerical number means more RPM . Like a ten speed bike in first gear , you will pedal your legs off . It will also allow for more torque for off road conditions . If you ever change the gears go for the highest number that will fit in the case . That way if you get even larger tires in the future your gears will already be installed .

post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2001, 11:20 PM
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Re: gear ratio

If I stay with my stock d30 front axle and d35c rear axle, what is the best option for swapping gears so that I could run 35s? I'm guessing 4.88. About how much would this cost?

93 YJ/4.0L/30s/3" suspension and 1.25" shackle lift on the way!
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