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Old 03-14-2011, 10:02 AM
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3.73 are fine and will do the job. I have 3.73 l/s in my lifted ranger running 33 stt's. X2 on being slow from the take off. But it drives just fine. If you dont have the time/money/ambition to change them right away I would not worry about it. On Larger hills I generally have to down shift to 4th. But it runs highway speed all day long. I average 16-18 hwy way driving at 65, the tach reads like 2100 or so. I think its close to a stock truck running like a 3.27. Plow rig had that ratio stock and it was basically the same as my lifted truck. Slow on the take off, but good highway mileage.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:06 AM
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3.73 are fine and will do the job. I have 3.73 l/s in my lifted ranger running 33 stt's. X2 on being slow from the take off. But it drives just fine. If you dont have the time/money/ambition to change them right away I would not worry about it. On Larger hills I generally have to down shift to 4th. But it runs highway speed all day long. I average 16-18 hwy way driving at 65, the tach reads like 2100 or so. I think its close to a stock truck running like a 3.27. Plow rig had that ratio stock and it was basically the same as my lifted truck. Slow on the take off, but good highway mileage.

very good to know on the mpg
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:08 AM
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i have 2 sets of tires for my truck 34/10/15 super swampers and 285/75/16 bfgs and i dont have any problems with my 3.73s and 3.0
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:23 AM
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Im running 3.27s and 32's and I run at 65 mph at around 2500-2800 rpms....but still get 18 mpg highway or better
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:35 AM
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3.73 are fine and will do the job. I have 3.73 l/s in my lifted ranger running 33 stt's. X2 on being slow from the take off. But it drives just fine. If you dont have the time/money/ambition to change them right away I would not worry about it. On Larger hills I generally have to down shift to 4th. But it runs highway speed all day long. I average 16-18 hwy way driving at 65, the tach reads like 2100 or so. I think its close to a stock truck running like a 3.27. Plow rig had that ratio stock and it was basically the same as my lifted truck. Slow on the take off, but good highway mileage.
but you have a 4.0 Jason, the 3.slow is a turd stock, i couldnt imagine it being able to hold OD at highway speeds with 33's and 3.73's. also, lower rpm's cruising doesnt always mean better MPG's. if the motor struggles to move the truck along at that RPM due to the larger tires you will be burning more fuel than if it was running a little higher RPM but didnt have to work as hard to keep it there. i will always suggest a re-gear after swapping to larger tires after the experience i had after re-gearing my own truck. with my stock 4.10's and 33's my truck drove ok, held OD fine and all but guzzled gas and was a slug from a stop. once i re-geared i realized what i had been missing, my mileage is back up to near stock mileage and power is awesome again. not to mention its better on the drive train. IMO it was one of the best things i did to my truck.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:37 AM
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but you have a 4.0 Jason, the 3.slow is a turd stock, i couldnt imagine it being able to hold OD at highway speeds with 33's and 3.73's. also, lower rpm's cruising doesnt always mean better MPG's. if the motor struggles to move the truck along at that RPM due to the larger tires you will be burning more fuel than if it was running a little higher RPM but didnt have to work as hard to keep it there. i will always suggest a re-gear after swapping to larger tires after the experience i had after re-gearing my own truck. with my stock 4.10's and 33's my truck drove ok, held OD fine and all but guzzled gas and was a slug from a stop. once i re-geared i realized what i had been missing, my mileage is back up to near stock mileage and power is awesome again. not to mention its better on the drive train. IMO it was one of the best things i did to my truck.
did you have issues towing?
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:38 AM
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did you have issues towing?
well it didnt tow as well as it did stock but now with the new gears it tows great again.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:40 AM
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well it didnt tow as well as it did stock but now with the new gears it tows great again.
so much goes into improving ur truck lol its not as easy as just doing it lol
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:42 AM
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so much goes into improving ur truck lol its not as easy as just doing it lol
very true. it wasnt easy to do the swap but it was worth every bit of it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:44 AM
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very true. it wasnt easy to do the swap but it was worth every bit of it.
i have the 4.10s 3.0 WANT TO DO more towing but i really tow only a few tiems a year..hopefully this summer ill be fishing alot more

i want 31s but after seeing the guys on 33s with the bl..I WANT 33s! so now im researching the real differences between 31s and 33s and whether i ahve to do more or not

people say 33s w the 4.10s is fine even on gas so its nice to hear ur side too

btw sorry for threadjacking!
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:44 AM
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when i tow anything i have to tuen o/d off and its not to bad at holding o/d on the eway but kicks out a lot on hills when i get upnorth where the hills are big i turn o/d for them so it dont kick back and forth
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:27 PM
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i have the 4.10s 3.0 WANT TO DO more towing but i really tow only a few tiems a year..hopefully this summer ill be fishing alot more

i want 31s but after seeing the guys on 33s with the bl..I WANT 33s! so now im researching the real differences between 31s and 33s and whether i ahve to do more or not

people say 33s w the 4.10s is fine even on gas so its nice to hear ur side too

btw sorry for threadjacking!


how is the gas mileage with 4:10 ' s
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:03 AM
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how is the gas mileage with 4:10 ' s
i get about 17 to 18 mpg consistently with stock tires (235/75r15) although i have gotten 21 mpg while towing 5 hours on the hwy
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:46 AM
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i get about 17 to 18 mpg consistently with stock tires (235/75r15) although i have gotten 21 mpg while towing 5 hours on the hwy
o ok. i think im getting aroun 16 but my check engine light just kicked on so gonna see if i can improve that a little after i figure out whats going on.. Thanks peeps been a great help
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