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grumpy 10-13-2003 07:20 PM

undecided gearing question
Heres the scoup. I have a zuki with dana 44 axels, 1.6 beefed a little, and 35" boggers. Those axels have 3.07 gears, right now. With the stock case, I was only able to use up to second gear. I now have the 6.5:1 gears in the case. I am now able to get into fourth gear. Now, I would like to reach highway speeds and be comfortable with them. What should I throw in the axels? I was thinking about 4.56. But I was told that wouldn't be egnough. Would 4.88 be too low for the highway and make the 1.6 scream to keep up or do I need to go even lower? A gear chart on the net said that to pull 35" tires you need a 4.88 gear. How exactly would the 25% reduction in the case affect that? Any help would be great. I will be ordering the gears the first of next month. I think I will lincoln lock the rear also until I can afford a good spool.

JCC 10-13-2003 08:49 PM

Re: undecided gearing question
I am no expert, I'm not even a good novice, but I alway read or heard to run 4.56 gears with 35's. With a Zuk case already having a reduction the 4.56's should work fine. You might want to search around on the pirate board, there are several people that run dana axles there. JCC

CTBrent 10-14-2003 08:24 AM

Re: undecided gearing question
Grumpy, this is something I am considering too. I have d44 front 60 rear with 4.10's, 6:1case, but I am going with the 1.8 reduction also with a 1.6 8v. I think 4.88 will be too low for the highway with the reduction. I'm thining about going to 4.56's but that will screw up what i have for lockers. I'd keep searching around... Did you hit up Pirate yet and ask them?

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