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baz0157
04-04-2018, 02:52 PM
Hello from Ohio...
I'm new to the LJ forum and wanted to say hi! Just made the switch from the JK to an LJ. 37466

Picked up an '06 LJ. Currently in the process of chopping the front fenders to install Smittybilt XRC flat tube fenders and XRC rock sliders with step. Also, putting Poison Spider crusher corners.
Eventually, I plan on front and rear bumpers, wheels (haven't decided between 15 or 16") and tires and lift. Long arm or not to long arm that is the question!! lol

I will post pics of my progress as we get to building her up.

1 Long TJ
04-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Welcome. I'm guessing you've already picked a tire size. If it's an auto, you may want to put regearing on your list.

baz0157
04-07-2018, 10:32 AM
It is a manual 6speed. I'm sticking with 15" wheels and going with a 33 either KM2 or Toyo..

Lucky j
04-19-2018, 10:41 AM
It is a manual 6speed. I'm sticking with 15" wheels and going with a 33 either KM2 or Toyo..

Welcome to the forum.

I assume that you have the 3.73 gears, just so you know, the manual will do the job with 33", but it will be on the short side. For regular driving, 4.10 would be better. I am pulling an off road trailer and a TEar drop trailer on regular basis, and will be going on 4,56, hopefully this summer, if I can finalized my diff transfer from one jeep to an other. :)

baz0157
04-23-2018, 03:39 PM
For the time being, I'll be running the 3.73's. Will most likely go to 4.88's in the future. My goal will be to hopefully upgrade the axles then figure out my gears.

Lucky j
04-25-2018, 09:05 PM
Good! :2thumbsup:

Tonopah
05-06-2018, 10:37 AM
With 33 inch tires and a manual transmission, it seems that most folks recommend 4.10 or 4.56 gearing. With the 42RLE automatic, it looks like 4.88 is most often recommended.

Lucky j
05-08-2018, 06:36 PM
With 33 inch tires and a manual transmission, it seems that most folks recommend 4.10 or 4.56 gearing. With the 42RLE automatic, it looks like 4.88 is most often recommended.
I will have to pass with this one, no personal experience with auto jeeps and bigger tires. But someone will help for sure. But we are a quiet bunch, it could take a little time. ;)