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Old 12-18-2011, 10:11 PM
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i am running 35s on my stock 9 1/4 rear and dana 44 front. i was wondering what would be a good final drive gear ratio. i was thinking 4.56s. amy thoughts
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whats is the current ratio? i found a converter on another forum and plugged in my info and from going from the stock 245/70/17's to a 35in tire i would need a 4.10 to stay near the same rpm without significant power loss. i myslef would go 4.56 give it a little more umph. heres the link also some cool other converters for you offroaders too
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Yep, I would use the conversion chart that chrisp recommended or you can find another conversion chart. Just remember if you go with the 4.56 you can go with even bigger tires next time.
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Depends on what your looking for out of the truck. If your actually wheeling the truck go with 4:56, if your just looking to help your truck turn the tires on a Dailey driver 4:10s will be a better ratio
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Isn't stock ration 3:55 on those? I'm pretty sure it is, I had two of 'em.
Like someone else said, what are you looking to get out of it? If it's your DD I wouldn't go with more than 4:10's. If it's only a toy to climb and mud with - 4:56's.
Just keep in mind, if it's a DD you're going to kill your mileage even more than you currently are now with the bigger tires.
Just a reminder too, if you're going with bigger tires, you may want to look into upgrading your braking system too. More meat to stop. Just a reminder.
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well i have this same issue, I do mild to moderate offroading and mudding but its also my DD. I have 35x12.50x20 m/ts with the stock 3.92 gears. I'm having a really hard time deciding on whether to go with the 4.10s or 4.56s as well.
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ya as of right now it is my DD but i do some moderate off roading so im stuck between the 4.10s and the 4.56s because i have the 35s now and after i put a 2 inch leveling kit on the front i might think about 37s in the future.
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