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Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035320 02/03/13 06:00 AM
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E30Newbie Offline
Need a Spot
I got my gears put in this weekend. On 31's it took the truck to just a touch lower than it was stock. Very nice. On my 33's it is just a touch lower than on my 31's. I must say, I'm happy with the money put out and the install was very easy. If anyone has these sitting around and has questions about the install or parts needed please let me know. I would be glad to help.

A few teaser pics ( though you can't see the gears )

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Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: E30Newbie] #1035321 02/03/13 07:12 AM
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Dez Offline
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That bumper is bad ass. What tires are you running?

Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Dez] #1035322 02/03/13 03:52 PM
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Posts: 1,224
Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Post some more pictures of your bumpers and rear shock relocation. Are your bumpers modified from something off the shelf or did you do custom made units? Several guys here are really wanting a source of bumpers. Did you install lockers too? How did you clear the front fender behind your 33's? How much lift do you have total?
Think your rig is really great!

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


WWW.UPYOURKIA.COM White 96,4x4, man.hubs,K&N filter,3row rad, twin 16" fans, 3" body lift, 4" UPYOURKIA LIFT KIT,265/75 16 TreadWrights on DC2 wheels,140 amp alt. dual batts.
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Everet] #1035323 02/03/13 09:47 PM
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Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
Looks good! Nice work on the bumpers, rack and winch!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I'm running 31's and my speedo was reading about 5 mph faster than I was going with the new R&P set. I was able to calibrate it with the TruSpeed box Everet had brought to our attention a while ago. I also found that my gas mileage dropped about 2-3 mpg. It improved some after running the rear gears for 500 miles and changing out the gear oil... but that may also have been due to the oil level being slightly overfilled from the initial install. I like the 5.38 gears - makes it a little quicker off the line. But I'm running around 3250 rpm at 70 mph. Sounds like my little engine is screaming!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

Nice work! Looking forward to more photos and build details!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: E30Newbie] #1035324 02/04/13 07:00 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Nice. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Don't really need them with my current tires, but if I ever want to go big I should probably obtain a set to have on hand.


2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1035325 02/05/13 10:30 PM
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Need a Spot
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That bumper is bad ass. What tires are you running?


I am running 33x12.50 r15 Pro Comp X Terrains that I cut and siped

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Post some more pictures of your bumpers and rear shock relocation. Are your bumpers modified from something off the shelf or did you do custom made units? Several guys here are really wanting a source of bumpers. Did you install lockers too? How did you clear the front fender behind your 33's? How much lift do you have total?
Think your rig is really great!

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Thanks Everet. You have been a big help throughout this build. I have recommended you to a few of my other Oregon buddies.

I built the bumpers from scratch and the winch holder too (allows no blockage of the headlights). Bumpers are plate steel, channel, and angle iron. I have photo's at home but here is a link to my your tube video. I has a few pics of the build in it around 2:48. I will get some pics of the rear build this evening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrHKTdMsmWs

The rear shocks were easy. Simply weld in a piece of angle between the frame rails and weld on mounting tabs (aka bolts). Move the shock tops to more of a Toyota type position. Make some mounts and move the bottom of the shocks to the inner axle housing. Makes it ride great and Improves flex by 200%. See pics below

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Looks good! Nice work on the bumpers, rack and winch!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I'm running 31's and my speedo was reading about 5 mph faster than I was going with the new R&P set. I was able to calibrate it with the TruSpeed box Everet had brought to our attention a while ago. I also found that my gas mileage dropped about 2-3 mpg. It improved some after running the rear gears for 500 miles and changing out the gear oil... but that may also have been due to the oil level being slightly overfilled from the initial install. I like the 5.38 gears - makes it a little quicker off the line. But I'm running around 3250 rpm at 70 mph. Sounds like my little engine is screaming!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

Nice work! Looking forward to more photos and build details!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Thank you. I am off by 2 mph now but its okay with me.

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Nice. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Don't really need them with my current tires, but if I ever want to go big I should probably obtain a set to have on hand.


Man, you have no idea what you are missing. Lots of power is lost from a factory to an over sized tire. does not seem like much but after you run big tires for a few months than try a factory size, its very noticeable. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND you make the swap. Takes less then 8 hours start to finish and that includes setting up the pattern. It is so worth it I can not describe it. Being able to crawl is priceless and much easier on everything.

Thanks for the kind words everyone. If you need any more information please let me know. I would be happy to lend a typing hand <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035326 02/11/13 09:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
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DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
You have done an awesome job on your Sporty, sometimes I miss working on mine but still love the Jeep. Even though you can buy anything for a Jeep I am still building my own bumpers and will be building my own long arm kit.
keep up the good work, Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: DennisThompson] #1035327 04/08/13 04:37 PM
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masagero Offline
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Hi guys interested in ring and pinion 5.38 for Kia Sportage from where do I order?

Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: masagero] #1035328 04/14/13 06:42 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035329 05/30/13 10:08 PM
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sidthekid Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
that email is not working for some reason anyone have luck with contacting theme ?


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