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inquiring_mind2 05-16-2012 09:57 PM

running different gear ratios in a mudd bogger
 
I am wanting to run different gear ratio's in my jeep. I use it strictly for mudd boggs. I was wondering if I could run a 410 gear and a 488 gear, I will have the same size tires. I was going to run a 488 and a 513 gear but silly me forgot to order a different carrier to handle that numerically high of a gear. any help would be greatly appreciated

cobalt327 05-17-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by inquiring_mind2
I am wanting to run different gear ratio's in my jeep. I use it strictly for mudd boggs. I was wondering if I could run a 410 gear and a 488 gear, I will have the same size tires. I was going to run a 488 and a 513 gear but silly me forgot to order a different carrier to handle that numerically high of a gear. any help would be greatly appreciated

Use the higher ratio (lower number) in the front. Whether the split you want to use is too much or not I have no idea. Be sure to unlock it or pull the front d-shaft before driving on solid ground.

GMCBEAST 05-17-2012 04:35 PM

How come you can't run same ratio? My best friend run's mud bogs down in FL, we grew up around mudding and drag racing and I can tell you I've always been advised not to stagger gear ratio's and the guys who do always use a smaller tire on the numerically lower number side (4.10's in your case) for weight saving on the front end so they can "skip" across the mud easier. And like Cobalt said, stay off pavement if you do decide to do this!

GMCBEAST 05-17-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GMCBEAST
How come you can't run same ratio? My best friend run's mud bogs down in FL, we grew up around mudding and drag racing and I can tell you I've always been advised not to stagger gear ratio's and the guys who do always use a smaller tire on the numerically lower number side (4.10's in your case) for weight saving on the front end so they can "skip" across the mud easier. And like Cobalt said, stay off pavement if you do decide to do this!

Sorry Cobalt, meant solid ground as well as pavement, don't understand why I can't edit sometimes.


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