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Old 01-01-2009, 01:57 PM
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Default Will 3.50 gears be good for my ford ranger?

Would 3.50 gears work out with a 32 inch tire? I just recently blew out my rear end and i wanted something that might give me a little more power and possibly better gas mileage, my truck was getting around 13 miles to the gallon.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:57 PM
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you can't have both, low numbers mean better mileage and high numbers mean better power and acceleration..

Ideally for best mileage, you want around 2000 rpm at 65 mph..

you can use this gear calculator to figure which one works best for you..
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:50 AM
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i have 3.73 gears and 31 inch tires. love the shit outta them. can spin em when i want, drift, and i get about 18 mpg.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:21 PM
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I'd say a 4.10 gear would be your best bet. Around town your gonna be giving it more gas to get the truck moving with less gear. If you do more highway then a 3.73 or a 3.55 would be fine.

When I had my '96 4 cyl with 3.55's and stock tires I always thought it need 4.10's.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:04 AM
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Yep 4.10s is going to be your best bet unless you do all highway. With 32s and 4.10 gears I pull 18 city and 20 highway.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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yes a 4.10
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:08 PM
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for best dd and over all performance with 32 s its 4.11 s you want that or 4.27s . make sure any gear selection will fit you present carrier
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:40 AM
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agree, 4.10's minimum
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:36 PM
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OP: What's your engine and tranny combo? And what's your current gear ratio.

The 4.0l can push 33s with 4.10s easy

The 3.0l needs deeper then 4.10s to get out of it's own way.

Randy's Ring & Pinion. RPM Calculator.

Play around on Randy's to figure out what's gonna be best for your engine and general use.

For general reference:
4Lo.com :: Gear Ratio & Tire Size Chart
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:35 PM
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i agree, if you have the 3.0 then 4.56 would not be a bad choice, that motor requires more rpms to make its power. any other engine 4.10's minimum.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:30 AM
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I helped build a jeep wrangler with a buddy. He's got the 4.0l I6, 4.88 gears, and he's only pushin 33's. The jack ass can leave me in the dust on the high way.

OP: You'll get the urge to go bigger sooner or later. Why not gear for it now and not have to shell out every time you step up a tire size?

With a 3.0 you can run 5.89:1's in the diffs and still keep your engine in a happy place.
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Default Re: Will 3.50 gears be good for my ford ranger?

i have stock 3:73s and i spin 33s just fine i tow a lot to i dont have a problem with my 3.0
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Will 3.50 gears be good for my ford ranger?

i got a ford ranger with looks to be 3.50 rear axle and it stock i want to eather mudd it or race it wuts the 3.50s best for
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