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Old 05-30-2013, 06:37 PM
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The 3:92 and the backup camera are the only options I didnt get that I wish I had....but it would have meant losing the deal on the truck they had on the lot.

I have considered swapping out the gears....but Im torn on it......and Im still waiting for someone to figure the camera mod up.

Between those, and finding some of the R/T 22's...im pretty much done with mods I think.
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Absolutely no downside to 3.92 vs 3.55. On paper it sounds good but but fuel economy is a myth. Joe blow getting 1 mpg better than his buddy is totally subjective. The stock tires are 32" or close to it, 3.55 are good for 31" and under. IMO on a 4x4 the factory options should not even include 3.55 at all. 3.92, 4.56. Or 3.73, 4.10, and 4.56.

I've put 1000kms on a tank of fuel in my 3.92 equipped crew with 33" tires. 120 liter tank. So that's 20 mpg already without considering the fuel left in the tank.
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i have had both 3.55 and 3.92. 3.92 is the way to go. 3.55 just doesnt allow for enough oomph. drive a 3.55, then a 3.92 and you will see what i mean. mpg is not a factor on the hwy, but you will get better mileage in the city. 3.92 is the ideal all purpose gear ratio.
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I truly believe that there is less strain on the powertrain with 3.92's. The setup is fantastic with the hemi towing or not!! good luck with your buy
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Does anyone know how much it would cost to swap out a 3.55 for a 3.92?
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i have had both 3.55 and 3.92. 3.92 is the way to go. 3.55 just doesnt allow for enough oomph. drive a 3.55, then a 3.92 and you will see what i mean. mpg is not a factor on the hwy, but you will get better mileage in the city. 3.92 is the ideal all purpose gear ratio.
This post could have been written by me. Exactly how I would have answered it. I've had two Dodges with the 3.55's and now this truck with 3.92 and the difference is day and night. 3.92 is the perfect gear ratio IMO.
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My first ram was an 08 Big Horn 4x4 Hemi with 3.92's. Second was the 2010 sport 4x2 with 3.55.

Honestly, for the years I changed, I can't see that big of a difference. The 08 Hemi was nothing like the 10, honestly my 10 pulls harder. I've put 45,000 miles on the sport, with all kinds of driving. I've never had an issue with the 3.55's. Some of the driving, I pulled a 20 ft boat on several 300-500 mile trips, never did I see it struggling or hunting for gears.

I test drove several 3.92 newer model trucks and honestly the difference to me wasn't all that noticeable. Unless you're pulling something that's getting near the max GCWR I honestly don't think you would notice.

The only time I noticed going to different gears making a noticeable changes, was jumping to 4.10's in a CTD 2500.

To this date, I've never had an issue with the gear hunting people see, the only thing I can guess is driving style differences. I drive for MPG, slow and steady. Quick jerky driving ruins mileage.
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If it is a straight forward swap I am in Southern WI and would swap with you too. I really dislike my 3.55's and wanted 3.92's. But, similar to your story, I bought off the lot to save some extra coin.
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I had a 1500 with 3.55s. It was OK when I lived in Illinois but as soon as I moved to Colorado it was a dog. Going up mountains to parks and such it would be shifting all over the place. Test drove a few 1500s with 3.92 gears and found that the gearing is so much nicer! The trucks feel mighty fast too. With 3.92 gears on these 1500s it felt like I was driving a big ol' sports car

I ended up buying a 2500 Hemi with 3.73 gears. Very happy with my choice as I am getting 12-14 in town (depending on how many traffic lights I sit at) and 17-20 on the highway. With cruise control on at 45 mph on flat ground it will shift into 6th and run at 1200 rpm. Fuel economy gauge shows 25+ on the current mpg line. Of course and slight hill will kill that but it's still cool to watch.

Get the 3.92s. You'll be wishing you had them at some point if you get the 3.55. I wouldn't go anything lower than the 3.73 that I have now (yes I know that's not available for 1500s)
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On paper it sounds good but but fuel economy is a myth. Joe blow getting 1 mpg better than his buddy is totally subjective
Subjective...Maybe. But my buddies truck is a Quad cab with 34" tires on 20"s compared to my reg cab with 33" tires on 17's and he still gets better mpgs than me. With that being said the torque and speed are definitely noticeable between the two!

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