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Old 05-02-2011, 10:04 PM
Christianguy Christianguy is offline
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

I knew it would only be a matter if time....
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:49 PM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

This whole time Im thinking I want 4.10's and I see alot of people saying they want 3.73's? Why is this, is it that much worse gas milage? (I have 31's)

I only have a 7.5 rear end, but Id like to put a L/S or posi in it. I dont think Ill do anything bad enough to destroy a rear axle swapping to an 8.8 for strength is off my list now.. I thought I wanted 4.10s and that was the easiest way.

Anyways, I dont have much experience, but I saw an article on a prerunner ranger that was on 37's and had a 9" rear end with 5.00 or something gears. Sounds sick! It had an Ls1 under the hood!
2002 Ranger XLT 3.0
General Grabber AT2 31/10.5/15, 15x7 ATX Slot, Hot girlfriend for passenger seat, Fabtech 2.5", Bilstein 5100, Poly Bumps, JBA Ceramic Coated Headers, Straigh pipe, Throttle Cable Mod, Air Box Mod, 5 Angle Valve Job, 180* Thermostat, Clear corners w/ Amber LEDs, Tinted Tails, 6000K Volt Digital HID Hi/Lo, K&N Drop-In, MAF Mod,
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:33 PM
rstangboi rstangboi is offline
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

Originally Posted by Lil-Ford View Post
8.8 rear end with 4.88 gears ,, horrible on gas but great in the mud

4.88's suck....

d60/d44 with 5.38's would be the shit
Current : 04 F250 6.0 - 03 Mazda B2300 - 01 Stepside : 3.slow, SAS'ed, 35's, locked, cased, d44 and d60

Sold : 98 Mazda B2500 - 01 Explorer Sport - 98 Ranger - 05 F150
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:38 PM
Ramsey Ramsey is offline
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

Originally Posted by Marine513 View Post
how do you figure out what yours is??
you could jack up one tire and spin it completely once however many times the pinion turns will give you a very rough estimate.
my favorite gears are 4.10 in my 8.8 o yea
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