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gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

I know stock the 5.7 has a 3.73 final drive and I was wondering if anyone had swapped to anything more aggressive with the stock 235/65/17 tires such as maybe 4.10s or 4.56s? Also, if this swap were to be done it have to be done front and rear correct? I tried to search but only found a couple threads pertaining to switching gears to compensate for bigger tires, not low end power. Also, does anyone know where gears can be purchased for the wk?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:50 PM
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

Well lets just say that if you find some 4.10 or 4.56 gears for the front diff, it will be the news of the year! I don't think anyone makes them for us yet. I am really hoping they will come soon! I would love to have my low end torque back.
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

As said above...If you find them let us know!
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

well thats unfortunate, hopefully someone will make some for us soon because i think a gear swap would be a great mod for the wk
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

gears are a must.....huge improvement on my last truck.....crazy that no one has made them yet considering how long these trucks have been around....
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Ya It is quite annoying to have large heavy tires and no gears! If I had any money I would do something about the lack of support.
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you guys get enough members to committ and someone will build them. You just have to bug theem till they do it
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

That was the plan for 2012! I was planning on having a company make a set using my diff as a prototype, but now I am not sure I will be around to do it. We will see...
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buying somehting new?
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Oh, NO!!! I might not be in this country most of next year is all.
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

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you guys get enough members to committ and someone will build them. You just have to bug theem till they do it
this sounds like a good idea to me, i would be in for sure if other people wanted to attempt this
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Re: gear swap for 05 wk 5.7 4wd

I have been in on these a few times the past few years with zero results so far. Granted I never had any part of the process which is why I was planning on doing the work myself this time around. If I am going to be around next year I will definitely get a list going for those who are interested. By all means if someone else wants to give it a go before I do please go for it!
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