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Old 01-22-2007, 10:01 PM
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I need a little more crawling power from my 79 fj40. I have 33 x 12.50s with stock gears. When going up steep obsticals I run low on power and have to slide my clutch. Since I have not been able to find a flavored clutch , I thought I would look for gears. Would 4.56s give me what I'm looking for? Would it be crazy to go to 4.88s? I do drive to the trail but I don't drive it over 60mph.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:37 PM
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dare I say it... orion
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:45 PM
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As soon as I get paid in go the 5.29's. Does anyone know where I can get them cryod I recall hearing about someoe in the area but I cant find the thread?
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I need a little more crawling power from my 79 fj40. I have 33 x 12.50s with stock gears. .
79 was stock with 3.73s, but 4.11s were optional. you should first find out what you have. if you want to go 60mph, you definitely don't want to go 4.88s and probably don't want to go 4.56. i have 36s and 4.56s and i can't cruise at much more than 60.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:24 AM
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simple solution => sm420
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As soon as I get paid in go the 5.29's. Does anyone know where I can get them cryod I recall hearing about someoe in the area but I cant find the thread?
Talk to Bill at Mountain High Performance in Arvada.
303-420-6218.
Be sure to tell him Kevin referred you! Bill and Pat are awesome and they love Cruisers too!
I am actually having most of my 1FZ short block cryoed as we speak!
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:09 AM
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I am actually having most of my 1FZ short block cryoed as we speak!
Why? Is this so Ted Williams can have an 80?
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simple solution => sm420

that is a pretty good solution, although in the 40 that I had, I didn't like that SM420 for a DD...but I guess thats to be expected.

The H41 I have now is too low geared with 29" tires...but should be really nice with 33's.

H41 = $500-$700
SM420=$100-$150 plus adapter
Orion=$1,400ish


Hmmm...what to do...
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The H41 I have now is too low geared with 29" tires...but should be really nice with 33's.

H41 = $500-$700
SM420=$100-$150 plus adapter
Orion=$1,400ish


Hmmm...what to do...
I really doubt it's too low off road with 29 inch tires. Believe me with 33's you'll want it lower.

The reason (at least to me) that the orion is best is that you get a sick crawl ratio and have stock gears otherwise for street driving and it strengthens one of the weak links in a tcase. Also it's alot easier to find a 4.11 chunk than it is a 4.56 or 4.88 if something breaks, also you don't have to pay somone to set 4.88's if you don't know how. I would probably lean to a sm420 for a cheap crawl solution over an h41. With an orion or marlin box I doubt i'd consider the former anymore....

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:01 AM
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Hulk got some lower low-range transfer case gears from Mark's. His is a later model FJ40 like yours. It would be easy to swap in some 4.11s which are fairly common. You probably have 3.73 R&P. Between those two things, it's probably the least radical. You might even find someone who would trade you 3rd members.

Talk to Matt Farr about how he likes the setup in his 40.
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