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Old 07-27-2011, 04:21 PM
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I have 2008 2500 Mega cab with the 5.7 HEMI 305X65XR16 BFG's. I'm looking to buy a toy hauler 7600GVW. I'm wondering If I put a super chip in with a K&N CAI and exhaust would that be good enough with the 4.10 gear ratio or would it be best to install the upgrade 4.56 gear ratio. I'm just looking for the best way, and not work my truck to the limit
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Welcome to the forum Uncle Nick! I have an uncle..I call him Uncle Nick

With 4:56 gears, you'll get worse mileage. With a cold air intake, exhaust, and programmer, you'll get better gas mileage. And may I suggest a Diablosport Predator and a Volant intake?

4:10s are good gears already, and its nice to get more miles per gallon so I'd go with a programmer, intake, and exhaust if it were me. Just my 2 cents
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

With your tire size, I'd be leaning toward the 4:56 gears, unless you do mainly highway driving empty, and pull the trailer seldom.

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With 4.56's and your tires (roughly 31.5" diameter) you'd be around 2300 rpm's at 70mph. It's up to you, but 4.10 is already pretty tall gearing, and your truck shouldn't really struggle with that, especially if you get a tuner.
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Hello and welcome to the forum great to have you here.
When you get a chance why don't you post a few pictures of your truck.
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Thank all for the replies, actually I just call the dealer today to verify my 4.1 gear ratio, and I was wrong. My truck came with the 3.73 10 1/2 gear ratio what kind of difference will this make, and will a programmer work well with this gear ratio. I will only be towing a trailer like 10 times a year, and only half that many time up Parleys Canyon (I-80 East of SLC , UT)which from my understanding is one of the toughest hills in the Western United States. any comments on this is greatly appreciated
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