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5.13 or 5.38?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIGRED74K20, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. BIGRED74K20

    BIGRED74K20 Registered Member

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    i have a 74 k20 with a 350/th350/205 and D60/Corp. 14 curently with 4.56's with 38.5 bogs. im puting in a e locker up front and puting 39.5 tsl's on. so i figured im that far might as well put some lower gears in it since its not going to be a daily driver anymore. so whats your input?
     
  2. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    5.13 is where i wanna be and i run 44's but with a 4 spd
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    If I were you, I count on the 5.13's. I know there's a lot of talk about 5.38's for the 14 bolt but I don't think anyone actually has any for sale nor do they have an expected release date.

    That said, if 5.38's suddenly appear I would go with them. :thumb:
     
  4. TeK

    TeK 1/2 ton status

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    5.38s should be available by fall from the vendors I've talked to. I'll be running 5.13s till the 5.38s are out.
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    you can "buy" 5.38s on ebay, but they arent ready...so i duno how that works. just get the 5.13s
     
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    yea the 5.38s available on eBay are just pre-orders for when the vendors get them.
     
  7. BIGRED74K20

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    sounds good, do you guys know if the 5.38's are a thick gear tho
     
  8. TeK

    TeK 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not exactly sure but from the comparison shots I've seen the 5.13s and 5.38s are the same thickness
     
  9. 6.2Blazer

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    There's really not much difference in the gear ratio effect between a 5.13 and 5.38.

    If the 5.38 ratio was actually available and a comparable price to the 5.13 I would go that route, but if I already had 5.13's installed there is no way I would change to 5.38's..............I honestly doubt you would be able to tell much if any difference between the two.
     
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    i believe they are thick gears.

    ive got 5.13s with 39.5s, its sweet!!! no need for the 5.38s that dont exist yet
     

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