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dad23sgt
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Joined: 07 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: first time jeep owner Reply with quote

i have a 95 yj that has the 5 speed with a 2.5l. if i change the gear ratio in the transfer case and axles, will the factory drive train hold up? the motor is locked up, but i can get another one cheap. again, this is my first jeep project and i am also looking for a few ideas to keep the cost down while making a mud toy, no rock climbing or anything like that.
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HARRYI
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Joined: 16 Apr 2005
Location: MOJAVE HIGH DESERT

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEFORE YOU THROWING AROUND A LOT OF CASH MODIFYING THE DRIVE GEAR , GET THE ENGINE WORKING AND DRIVE THE YJ TO SEE IF YOU LIKE THE RIDE. MANY FIRST TIME DRIVERS GET TURNED OFF BY THE ROUGHER RIDE.
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hutchman
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Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Location: Kennewick, WA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but cheap and Jeep usually don't go together.

If you are truly building a mud Jeep with low gears and large tires, my guess is the stock drivetrain will not make it past the first real mud hole..........

If you are going to run big tires, low gears, locked diffs, and a lot of throttle don't even try with the stock stuff. I would think you would want something equivalent to Dana 60s as I don't think D44s would hold up long. There are several knowledgeable individuals here who should be able to make some specific recomendations. Get the check book out because it is going to cost some bucks.
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Orangeamc13
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on your desired tire size. It also depends on what your version of a mud toy is? Are you gonna be hitting bogs or skipping across puddles?
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