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Old 02-24-2013, 08:11 PM
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Have the Sport 4x4 with open 3:55 Gears.
Was wondering if anyone has a recommendation as to the best bang for the buck?
Want to increase the low end torque and not sure which way to go?
Think I'd prefer a gear swap but it's a lot of doe!!
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to achieve low end torque, put smaller wheel and swap the gear in diff but on the 2011+ ram the highest ratio you can have without mod is 3.92
because the rear diff is the new zf and nothing is available for those, if you want bigger ratio , go 4.56 but you have some modding to do
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I have the same setup as you. I just talked with a sponsor on another site and he says I can purchase a set of R/T gears for my ZF rear end and a Mopar LSD and they both bolt it without modification. Then I could purchase aftermarket gears for the front. R/T is 4.10 gears. He said if I want 4.56 that I would have to have modification to my rear to accept the gears and aftermarket LSD.
Gotta separate quote today for my dealer to do it and it was $3895 parts and labor.
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I have the same setup as you. I just talked with a sponsor on another site and he says I can purchase a set of R/T gears for my ZF rear end and a Mopar LSD and they both bolt it without modification. Then I could purchase aftermarket gears for the front. R/T is 4.10 gears. He said if I want 4.56 that I would have to have modification to my rear to accept the gears and aftermarket LSD.
Gotta separate quote today for my dealer to do it and it was $3895 parts and labor.

Wow, that's a huge bill!! Could get a supercharger for that kink of money.
Might be better to purchase the parts and have them installed at a differential shop ect.
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if dealer does it, shouldn't affect the warranty.
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I am in a similar boat but i am 2wd and have the lsd. I was thinking of going to 4.10's from 3.55's but after picking up my truck today from having my TC installed i think im going to wait. It seems to pull alot better in all ranges and just makes the truck feel like its always ready to haul ass. An plus since i do alot of highway driving the TC seems to have made better sense. Maybe the gears will come later.
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I am in a similar boat but i am 2wd and have the lsd. I was thinking of going to 4.10's from 3.55's but after picking up my truck today from having my TC installed i think im going to wait. It seems to pull alot better in all ranges and just makes the truck feel like its always ready to haul ass. An plus since i do alot of highway driving the TC seems to have made better sense. Maybe the gears will come later.
Was wondering if you could give me some feedback on your Converter such as make, model, stall speed ect. and costs.
Do these performance TC cause increased trans temps?
Does it lock up and behave as stock?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:13 PM
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Was wondering if you could give me some feedback on your Converter such as make, model, stall speed ect. and costs.
Do these performance TC cause increased trans temps?
Does it lock up and behave as stock?
Good luck with your Mod

It is a edge racing 11" 2800 stall. It cost me 525 from moe's performance. I have only had it in for one full day but havent noticed an increase in trans temps yet. It drives like stock so far until i jump on it, and then you notice the increase in performance. Im hoping to do some test this weekend before the ARH lt go on this sunday. If you havent yet contact Matt at moesperformance.com he is the shizzznet. He can steer you in the right direction and give you the best prices. He give me a great deal on the converter, lt and ported tb.
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It is a edge racing 11" 2800 stall. It cost me 525 from moe's performance. I have only had it in for one full day but havent noticed an increase in trans temps yet. It drives like stock so far until i jump on it, and then you notice the increase in performance. Im hoping to do some test this weekend before the ARH lt go on this sunday. If you havent yet contact Matt at moesperformance.com he is the shizzznet. He can steer you in the right direction and give you the best prices. He give me a great deal on the converter, lt and ported tb.
Thanks for the info. Was wondering if you stomp on it, do the tires break loose?
PS. Whats an lt? Tuner?
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lt is for longtube headers. It will leave a 6ft mark mark with my 24's if i step on ot from a dead stop. I havent tried to stall it up yet
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