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Superchip vs. 5.13's

So im ready for my next project. Not sure which route to go. i have an 09 sahara auto on 35's. Which one should i do first save a bit more and go with the gears and then get a superchip down the line, Or get the superchip now and start saving for my gears. Not sure what the price on 5.13s are plus installation. But if someone can give me a ballpark figure that would help. i know it would be alot more that the superchip thou. Thanks for any input and help.
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IMO- re-gear first- then down the road you can tune with the Superchips.

I've seen gear installs as low as $800 and as high as $1200. I would think around $900 would be a descent price. Over price though- I would make sure that you use someone that has done a lot of gear swaps, and that has experience doing a JK swap. JMO

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mechanical advantage of the gears versus the playing with spark and fuel are on two totally different levels. Gearing is much more productive.

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I would go with gears first as well. I know some guys have had good results using 5.38s on the 4dr w/35s. But get that superchip as soon as you can, its awesome. Install at $1,000 is a good price, any lower is a great deal.

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Thanks for the input would i need to replace the dana 30 in the front or should i be fine just the way it is i dont do any wild offroading.
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Off Road Evolution in SoCal is running a regear special for $999.99

http://www.offroadevolution.com/specials.html

Do the gears first.


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Do the gears first. Your Sahara has an auto, and if you go REALLY easy on the skinny pedal, your D30 can last for a while. That said, I would be very reluctant to drop a grand into gears for a D30, but my Jeeps get used hard. After putting 5.38's in with 35's, I didn't feel the need for a superchip anymore.

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Re-gearing is the cake.....Superchips is the icing.

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Re-gearing is the cake.....Superchips is the icing.
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gears.......you'll still need something to correct your speedo though. When you changed over to 35s did you update your jeeps ecu or is your speedo just off now? It will be more off when you re-gear.
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my speedo is correct now it was recalobrated. just to make sure all i need is the ring & pinion and an installation kit. Is there anything else i need to purchase in order to re-gear. Thanks
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The $900 number is that one rear or two?
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The Off Road Evolution special is parts and labor for both axles at $999.99.

There is no need to buy the gears separately.



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WOW...that is a smokin deal!!! Good job EVO. If thats the price with the master install kit i would jump on it.

I agree with all the above gears, gears, gears.


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