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Anyone not happy with 700r4/5.13's w/35's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I want to run 350/700r4/NP205/5.13's with 36" (Q78-16 Swampers). Truck weighs in at 5300lbs. Anyone not happy with a similar drivetrain? I know most of you run with a low of 2.7:1 in the NP208/241'srather than the 2:1 I'll have with the 205 tc. I'm asking because some shops have told me I will not be happy with the poor offroad performance with such a combo. They state I will lack power offroading (mud/snow). Just verifying with you guys what your experiences have been with this setup.
    THanks
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Poor offroad performance? HAHA! That's the best it can get unless you feel like putting a NP241 in there.

    You won't have any problems with power. Mine with a 700/241/4.56's had more than enough power to do what I wanted. Your truck should scream with 5.13's in it.
     
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    i got 350/700r4/241 with 4.56 also and ran 36x12.50's at badlands no problems at all, plenty of power in 4 low it'd spin all 4 if u gased it on anything short of pavement plenty of torque
     
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    im running 350/700r4/np241/5.13s on 36" iroks :)

    its pretty tight, i really like it, and highway isint too bad either. i was suprised i was getting up to 75 pretty easy
     
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    is there anoher gear ratio? gimme 513s or gimme death.

    j
     
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    If that's what they said, don't go back to that shop. What do they suggest a 572/NV4500/3:1NP203/3:1NP205/D60&70w/7.17s ? :rolleyes: Or is this a jeep shop and you'll be wrong no matter what you do with a K5?
     
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    meh, jeeps are never worth spit unless you put all chevy stuff under them.

    anyway, my rig spins 39.5s with a 700R4/205/4.56s just fine. Yes, I wanted more gear... but you'll have it with 5.13s. Since I am swapping a th400 in, I'm gonna go doubler too... need a good crawl ratio for technical stuff and the 400s 1st gear kinda sucks.

    j
     
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    i got tbi350/700/241 5.13 with 37" ssr's. i love it.
     
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    Currently 700r/241/3.08/35" talk about a dog off of the line
    by christmas 700r/241/4.56(one tons)/39.50" Rockers

    Eventually 700r/241/5.13/39.50"
     
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    My rig has a tired TBI 350 and spins 39.5's just fine with a 700/241/4.56 combo.
     
  11. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Ok, I'm going to do it. I was asking this because I'm putting a 350/700r4/NP205 and 5.83's (yes 5.83's) into an M37 and run Q78-16 Swampers. For a pic of what I'm building, except in military green.
    http://www.wawii.com/powerwagon/images/2004SPWR/SPWR00564.jpg
    I was told by an M37 rebuilder that people who in the past went with this powertrain combo were never happy with the vehicle performance. I really couldn't see why it was not a good combo, but you guys verified it should work well.
    THanks
     

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