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Old 08-30-2014, 07:08 PM
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Either learn to drive with your newfounded granny gears without toasting the clutch (yes, it can be done, really, it CAN and HAS been done but.....well ok, you just gotta love starting from red lights on hills, LOL) or dump the granny gears. Put the old axle back in, end of problem and dissatisfaction.
Yes I found that out today that's the biggest reason I want to fix it
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:14 PM
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Yes I found that out today that's the biggest reason I want to fix it
if u are keeping the current axle do you drive more city or highway driving?
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:25 PM
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Mostly 45 mph roads but some city like driving also

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I don't take it on the highway
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:27 PM
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Mostly 45 mph roads but some city like driving also ---------- I don't take it on the highway
if there is a lot of stop and go then go for the lower gears aka the 4.10's. If it's straight long distance minimal stops then get the 3.73's
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:38 PM
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I think 4.10s would be better, but I ready have 3.73 in the front so I don't want to have to change those
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