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Old 11-05-2009, 03:09 PM
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Default How do i know my gear ratio?

How do i know my gear ratio in my rear diff?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:11 PM
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you look on the door panel and see what it says for axle code.

then, to answer your next question, you search on this forum for "axle code" and it will then bring you to the post showing which axles/gear ratios match up with which axle codes as shown on your door sticker.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:18 PM
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I don't have a VIN sticker on my door
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:29 PM
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Crawl under truck and look at see what numbers are on the tag on the diff. cover
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:32 PM
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Where is the tag at?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:36 PM
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On the rear axle the differential cover it has a tag that comes off with numbers and possibly letters just tell us what the numbers/letters are



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Old 11-05-2009, 03:38 PM
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Where the red arrows are the tag will be in one of those 2 locations

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:39 PM
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I put a chrome rear diff cover on there and took that off and don't know what i did with it
I can look for my vin sticker
my truck was in an accident so i replaced the door and i gotta find it
unless there is another way to tell
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:40 PM
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It isnt on your actual door it is on your door jam where the door latches

looks like this

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:46 PM
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I replaced my rear door which is where the sticker was
And i cannot find the sticker right now
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:50 PM
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Jack the truck up and spin the drive shaft. Spin the DS one time and count the times the tires spin and there is your gear ratio. Not the most scientific way but it will get you a close guess.
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