Going from 4.10 to 4.88 gear ratio was well worth it! The little 2.5-liter engine in our jeep really struggled to hit 55 mph with the 4.10 gears and 32-inch tires. Now after the gear ration changes, the Jeep can easily do 70 mph on the highway in 5th gear.
In this video, we hit the trails to find some firewood, still a little chilly here in Florida at night. We start out by going through all the gears then cruising at 30 mph in 5th gear. Once on the trail, we slow things down in 4 low as we show you how slow this jeep can go as it crawls down the trail. Finally, we play in the sandpit, then climb some Florida hills on our search for firewood.
Next week we are going to change the gear oil in the diffs and look at the gears. Breakin is done with over 500 miles on theses gears and our install of the ratios is making not gear noise and operating as expected. If you missed the gear change you can go back and look at that. We changed the gears in the DANA 30 and 35 along with the steering stabilizer in previous videos.
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