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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Gearing for hwy speed

Ive tried and tried to answer my question on my own but im having no luck. Im building my SJ410 to be a daily driver thats capable to do interstate speeds. Im going to run a 1.6 16v with efi and hopefully a supercharger (if they still make them). Im gonna run a 88.5+ 5spd and am probably gonna keep the SJ410 tcase since its geared lower. Plannin on runnin 30x9.50's. Dont laugh but i would like to make this thing be able to have some low end grunt but still cruise around 85mph (Did i say that im also buildin this thing into a "sleeper"). What gear would you recommend.

Im also putting 29's on my '90 samurai. I believe that the 4.16 t-case will provide it plenty of power to turn them. If somebody has another suggestion as to what gear to use with the 29's please let me know.

Thanks for any and all help. I hope this is the last time i have to bother ya'll about the gearing thing.



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well zukinut do you want to run bigger tires cause you do know you could just gear it right(especially that 16v'er!) and pull marvelously! It seems with the power of the 16v'er that it would pull the 30's no prob! But I have heard it time and time again(just quotin what I've heard!),"IT is all in the gears!"

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I run 462's,I can get 75-80 on the hwy with a stock t-case(373).seems to work ok.anyway over 75 miles an hour in a sami is definatly out in my book,too unsafe and just plain dumb.....good luck....

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Re: Gearing for hwy speed

I would try just the T-Case first and see where you are at. With the 30's, I think the 4.57 Yukons would be too much, and the 5.38's are way out of the question. The stock gears are 3.73's, and there isn't anything readily available between the 3.73 and 4.57 ratios. I think you will be surprised with the 16v if it is a strong motor. I was pushing mine to the max yesterday on the interstate, and I have a very strong new 1.3, and with the 4.16 T-case, 3.73 R&P's, and 33x12.5 tires, I was able to hit 73 mph on the flat at about 4700 rpm in fourth gear. I plan to go to the 4.57's to get my fifth gear back in the near future.

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I am not sure now but I thought petroworks sells a 4.10 or somewhere around that R&P cause I know they do sell a pretty wide range of R&P's although they are to pricy for me!

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Re: Gearing for hwy speed

I don't think you can run a combination of the 1.6 16v and supercharger.

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With 29's and a 1.6 16v you should be just fine on the highway. I ran 31's with stock gearing with a built 1.3 and did ok. Let me know what you come up with on that supercharged 1.6 16v, I was thinking of that very same thing but haven't checked into it yet.

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I havent searched on the supercharger yet. Im sure somebody makes one. I know a guy that owns a supercharger company up in Indiana. My dad redid a house for the guys brother here in TN. He was a real nice guy. I need to give him a call and see what he can do for me. Ill let yall know sumthin as soon as i find sumthin out.



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Don\'t touch the gearing...

What year SJ-410?

If you have not touched the axles or the transfer case yet then I would not touch them at all.

You already have 4.10:1 gears in the axles and your stock high range gearing is the same as a GRSI/Rockcrawler. I'd leave the gearing alone. Hell, with the 16V you should be able to run 33s no problem...

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Re: Don\'t touch the gearing...

One other thing: why bother with a Samurai transmission? For the cost of the engine adapter kit you can use the slightly larger 2wd TracKick transmission and not have to mess with adapters.

On a SJ-410 you'll have to massage the tranny tunnel a bit but by the sounds of the project that you have in mind that should be trivial for you to do.

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