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question about gears.....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by smokkey1, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    my uncle has a 80' Cj5 he just had the axles regeared to 4.56's and has 36's, 4 speed with an straight 6. he's sort of sacred of driving it on the freeway cause he says it has lower gears and you can't drive it to fast /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. I try to tell that's it's fine to drive it on the freeway he goes like 50 mph /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif on the freeway. anyways how should I go about explaning it to him so he can understand gearing better. so lets hear form the masters.



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    tell him to grow a set... if you know what i mean...
     
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    tell him to grow a set... if you know what i mean...

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    that's what me and my dad are thinking... it just pisses me off caues now that I got the sub going and I want to start planing some trail runs. I can already hear him b@#ching about driving the heep.
     
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    More than likely the CJ came with 4.10 gears. So 4.56's are not going to make that big of a difference. Especially with 36 inch tires. The tires cancel out the gears and then some. Have him look at the RPM's he is turning around town. If he is turning 2400 at 45 mph in 4th, assuming it is 1:1, then he should not be over 2800 at 60 mph.


    I would be more worried about the short wheel base and the height than the RPM's.
     
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    More than likely the CJ came with 4.10 gears. So 4.56's are not going to make that big of a difference. Especially with 36 inch tires. The tires cancel out the gears and then some. Have him look at the RPM's he is turning around town. If he is turning 2400 at 45 mph in 4th, assuming it is 1:1, then he should not be over 2800 at 60 mph.


    I would be more worried about the short wheel base and the height than the RPM's.

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    thanks... I think he metioned that he's turning 2300 or 2400rpm at 50 or so not sure... ans to the wheelbase is scary he should have stood at 33's and call it a day. he needs to get a good cage built but he's been putting it off.
     
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    my uncle has a 80' Cj5 he just had the axles regeared to 4.56's and has 36's, 4 speed with an straight 6. he's sort of sacred of driving it on the freeway cause he says it has lower gears and you can't drive it to fast . I try to tell that's it's fine to drive it on the freeway he goes like 50 mph on the freeway. anyways how should I go about explaning it to him so he can understand gearing better. so lets hear form the masters.

    [/ QUOTE ] That must be the Jeep thing we don't understand.
     
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    my uncle has a 80' Cj5 he just had the axles regeared to 4.56's and has 36's, 4 speed with an straight 6. he's sort of sacred of driving it on the freeway cause he says it has lower gears and you can't drive it to fast . I try to tell that's it's fine to drive it on the freeway he goes like 50 mph on the freeway. anyways how should I go about explaning it to him so he can understand gearing better. so lets hear form the masters.

    [/ QUOTE ] That must be the Jeep thing we don't understand.

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    I don't /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif the Jeep thing either.
     
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    anybody else have any suggetions...
     
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    Tow the little bugger with the sub
     
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    yeah that's what he tells me.
     
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    Tow the little bugger with the sub

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    You don't need to tow it, just put it in the back seat /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    theres enough room for it /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     

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