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4.88s or 5.13 dead horse

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jess, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. jess

    jess Registered Member

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    I know it's been beaten to death but, which is the better gear choice? I'm gonna be running 38-40s with SM465 and a 205. K5 will be a toy but would like to be able to run with highway traffic occasionally. I'm leaning towards the 4.88s. Anyone regret choosing one instead of the other?
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    go with 5:13's... with a manual youll want the lowest gears possible
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I'll second that, 5.13's, plus you may never know when you'll be wanting 42's next.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    just do it right the first time and get 5:13's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yep, I've beaten this subject to death a few times and always end up with the same answer... 5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Why I had to ask a second or third time is beyond me. I had 4.88's and they were awesome with my 36" swampers and my 700R4, I don't know what it will be like with a manual and larger meats, but the extra gear is awesome off road. You will be spinning some fast RPM's on the highway though with that 465 (small price to pay)
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    If I ever change, I'm going all the way to 5.13s.

    With a manual though, the need for more gear is just not there for me that often. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    do I really have to answer? /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    Tom
     
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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I'll be the A-POSER /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    With the 465 and 37-38's, 4.56's would be OK if you aready had those gears, 40's would be good with 4.88's if you found a deal on them, but if you think you would ever move above 40+ might as well go head with the 5.13's since your spending the money. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    I swore I would never run 5.13's, 4.56's at the MAX /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif, but reading and tinkering, with my 700R4 I bought 5.13's because I'm going to run a 37-38" tire and MAYBE if I run across a good deal 39.5" iroks or something of that nature.

    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    5.13's for a tire that large...
     

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