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Old 07-07-2016, 11:03 PM
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Default What is my gear ratio

I have a 96 Dodge RAM 2500, 5.9 Cummings, 4 X 4, auto transmisson. The VIN is 1B7KF23C2TJ124049. The question is what is the gear ratio?
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You have the 3.55 ratio
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Default Gear ratio

I found my gear ratio also 3.55 I've heard that (with a 5th wheel trailer in mind) towing capacity for a vehicle declines with age, I can kinda see that with wear and tear on a tranny, but how bout if you just had the tranny rebuilt?
the dodge dealer tells me my towing capacity is 13,000 and yes the previous owner had the tranny rebuilt with a shift kit and new torque converter. so with that in mind what other factors could figure in a decline in towing capacity?
miles on the motor? condition of shocks? condition of suspension, ie sway bar bushings, what else????
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