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Are 33's to big for 700r4's??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by will89, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. will89

    will89 1/2 ton status

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    Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    Im not doing any hardcore wheeling but are 33's too much strain for this tranny as a daily driver on stock 1/2 ton with the 10 bolt diff?
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    Depends on the gear ratio in your axles.
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    they are stock..but I don't know what that is off hand.
    89 1/2 ton Sub
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    no, but you have to build your rig right.

    The ORD jimmy has a 700 with 42" tires and 500ft/pds. of torque coming from the 468 BBC.

    gearing has to be considered, as well as a tranny cooler.
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    Your '89 Sub probably has 3.42 gears. 33s are fine with that set-up, but don't drive in O/D except over 65 mph on the highway. Use D at all other times and the tranny will be fine.
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    Bought it used and I know it was rebuilt once but Im not sure to what specs. The guy who had it did some towing but im pretty sure its all stock..
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    I run mine all the time with OD and 35s with 3.42s, but i watch the Trany temp and have a Big @$$ cooler.
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    I ran 33's with 3.73 10bolts for over a year and never had a problem. Now running the same tranny with 4.56's and 37's still smooth sailing /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif You'll be fine /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    I was thinking of putting a temp gauge in... Where do you mount it in the pan to get an accurate reading. If its by the return line from the cooler it will read low etc....
    Where did you put it?
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    i put a it in a drain plug in the pan.
     
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    Re: Are 33\'s to big for 700r4\'s??

    Depends on how it had been maintained over its life. A lot of 700R4's go out at about 100K if they aren't really taken care of, I know mine idd, but this was before I owned it. With 33's 3.73's or 4.11's would be a lot better for it, mine died twice with 33's. Also the quality of your rebuild is important. Mine was rebuilt at a bad shop the first time, maintained perfectly by the second and third (me) owners, and crapped out again after 50K miles. If you run at least 3.73's or drive in D instead of OD all the time, keep it cool and dont do anything stupid it should last a while.
     

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