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3.42 good for towing?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WakeBoard&4X4er, Aug 22, 2000.

  1. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    are 3.42s good for towing. I have a 1991 with 350, not sure on the tranny or the transfer, and have 33s. Last night i found out that i have the gears that i have. I have only had the truck for 1500 miles.

    Later all
    Big Cox
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    3.42 should be okay as long as you're not towing really heavy weights. The longer gears will basically give you less torque in the mid-range, and may force you to downshift earlier while negotiating hills. STAY OUT OF OVERDRIVE WHILE YOU TOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Thanks

    Brett
     

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