I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: various methods of gearing correction and $$$
Stick some 5.12's in it and be done. Putting a GRS I or a baby lobster in it won't help the on-roadability much as it mainly reduces the low range ratio, with a very slight reduction in high range gearing.
I have a GRS I and run 31's on the road, and it sucks, 5th is just about useless until 65, and once I'm there I can't maintain 65, so I have to downshift to 4th again, where I wind the snot out of it. When I ran the 29's I could cruise at 75 no problem (ask mxnhid) and even passed a camper going uphill on the way home. Wooohhhoooo, I thought I had a little screamer there for awhile. With the 32's (off-road Swampers), 5th is completely useless.
BTW, I pulled the S/R of the Zuk and will bring it down this weekend for the Fab Fest. I took pics, but it's such a simple setup there's no way to put it on backwards.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!