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2.5" lift or 3.73 gears??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by anatomiczero, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    Right now it's at stock height with 32's and 3.08's I think. Should I get 3.73 gears, then lift and bigger tires. Or lift, 33's and gears? My acceleration isn't too bad right now with 32's, so 33's wouldn't be that much of a difference would they?
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    I would be happier getting the gears first, lift second and tires 3rd... This would be the ideal order to avoid stressing out other parts (auto tranny, rubbing tires etc).
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    gears/lift/tires easier on the tranny
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    <font color="green"> Consider this one - getting new gears in your axle will run a minimum of about $1000 installed. Buying 3/4 ton running gear will cost about half that, and will already likely have 3.73s or 4.10s in them. Just throwing out a suggestion. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    yea..i think im going to have some 3/4 ton gear waiting when i put my lift in..would like to do it all at once..
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    Be a good idea. Wish I would have thought about this when I put the 6" lift in my Blazer.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    the only reason i dread messing around with the suspension is cause every thing is rusted like a beotch!! lol..torch will be right at my side! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    Won't be that bad if you're putting on new springs. I'd go bigger the just a 2.5" lift. I went 6" lift and wish I'd gone higher.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    ill probobly go 4..i would go higher but then i would need all new drive shafts and all kinds of stuff..who knows might need that even with the 4..ill probobly go for the 4" all spring rough country lift..if i cant afford it ill get the blocks then upgrade later on..its going to be a bisotch getting those springs out though..same with the shocks..u-bolts will have to be cut of..and i dont know how im going to get the spring bolts loose..ohh boy..
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    Rough country are just like thier name ROUGH. That's what I've been told. I have Superlift Softride springs and they are still a bit on the rough riding side.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    well im sure any thing will be better than whats on there now...but no matter how good of springs you get i think all these older trucks will ride like a truck! lol..i just wanna drive mine!! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    I hear ya /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif You know you're in a truck in my K5.
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    man you should ride in my dads 79 3/4 ton if you want rough holy sh!t..of course his springs are totally shot and the shocks are cheap to so..lol man i want that truck bad..if i ever get it ..lift is the first thing thats going in it!
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    Cheap shocks ??? I've got Pro Comp ES3000 .
     
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    Re: 2.5\" lift or 3.73 gears??

    lol..well my dad has like ryder gas shocks or somthing when he put them on it didnt seem to make a bit of difference..
     

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