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4.56 enough for 39.5" Bogger?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TruckNutzDude, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. TruckNutzDude

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    4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I tried searching but it didn't help much since I don't have 33's or a 700R4 anymore...
    Anyways, I need to regear and I've been finding that a lot of people have 4.56's for sale cheap. I have a D60/14Bff, TBI 350, SM465 and a 205. I only use my rig for mud and occasionally trails. I'm saving to buy a Big Block next year so I want to know if 4.56's will be enough for my 39.5" Boggers. Thanks for your input /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I'm not a big manual guy but I would bet that 4.88's would be a little better. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    5.13 or don't bother changing.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    u could get away w/ 4.56 if u are not going to do a lot of crawling. personnally i vote for 5.13's. deeper is more better.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I have 4.56's with my 44" ground hawgs and a TH350. I think that you would be OK. You are better off then me and my slushbox.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I'd like 4.88's and I'd love 5.13's but new gears are not in my budget. I've got 3.73's in my diff's now and can't even imagine what they'll be like with a taller tire than stock. Anything is better than what I have now /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    I have 4.56's with my 44" ground hawgs and a TH350. I think that you would be OK. You are better off then me and my slushbox.

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    you've also got a big block and that makes a world of difference /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    i say 4.56s are PLENTY for a 39.5 and an sm465..
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I agree, but if I was going to change I'd go all the way to 5.13. I have 4.10 and 38.5" right now and its plenty for near anything. The granny gear makes up for any lack of gear ratio.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    You should be fine with the manual. Guy here runs that setup in the mud with no problems.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    I have 4.56's with my 44" ground hawgs and a TH350. I think that you would be OK. You are better off then me and my slushbox.

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    you've also got a big block and that makes a world of difference /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    All that means it that I can kill that Transmission quick. (They last about 8 months.)
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    All that means it that I can kill that Transmission quick. (They last about 8 months.)


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    sounds like you need a TH400 or a SM465 to me /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    SM465 is the plan or a built TH350. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    SM465 is the plan or a built TH350. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    5.13's would help it out tremendiously. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    SM465 is the plan or a built TH350. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    5.13's would help it out tremendiously. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    That is one of the things /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif that I am doing now.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

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    SM465 is the plan or a built TH350. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    5.13's would help it out tremendiously. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    That is one of the things /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif that I am doing now.

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    cool! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    If it's mostly a trail rig I would vote for 5.13's or more. I have 38's and 4.88's and I drive it on the street and wouldn't mind 5.13's with my 38's.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    4.56's work fine for me. i can crawl just fine with them.
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    I'm not too worried about crawlability. I'm concerned with the acceleration I'll be sacrificing with my small engine. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: 4.56 enough for 39.5\" Bogger?

    bump for a new question...
    will 5.13's be too much gear for the 35's I use on the street? I think I should go 4.56 with those and re-regear when my rig is for off road use only /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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