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Gear question on 44" tire install.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xplosuv, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. xplosuv

    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    First off, This is a pavement pounder :rolleyes: so lets just get by that...:haha:
    I am putting 44" mickeys on my 75k5. I got 4.11's now and I think I need 5.71's ??? Is this a good street setup. Like I said it see's dirt between washings so the most its going to do is get out of its own way.
    Im running stock 1/2t running gear with 11" of lift. Got plenty of power.
    Thanks
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    I'm in Elk Grove, where in Sacramento are you? I'd love to see your truck. My '87 K5 has 12" lift and 39.5" tires. I'll be swapping in 5.13 gears this summer. I think 5.13's are the lowest available for 10 bolts, but you should have a D44 front and 12 bolt rear. I'd say just go with the lowest gears you can find for your axles. Oh, and watch out, everyone is going to ridicule you for putting 44's on 1/2 tons. :D
     
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    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    Yea, I know. This was a just a big shop truck we parked out side our shop to grab attension, I had a real k5 that I got dirty so its not to bad. I am running a 12 bolt in the rear.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    1) ...most appropriate screen name, ever.

    2) get the lowest gears they have... I believe you can get lower than 5.13s on a 12-bolt. In any case, go as low as you can get.

    j

    ps: I'd avoid any kind of shop that had 44s and 1/2 ton axles on their "look at us" rig. Just an FYI...
     
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    :eek1::eek1:^^^^^what He Said!!!!!^^^^^:eek1::eek1:
     
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    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    It was a Aftermarket Mod shop for Imports(ricers) It sat outside with 28 sticks of neon and 12 pairs of strobe lights. The most articulation this rig has seen is going over the side walk at the local mall...
    It also had 4000 watts and 6 12" subs and registered 137db with the top off.
    Anyone got a set of gears like I need. OR does any one want to buy a virgin rig to the dirt and make something real out of it.
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    http://a.im.craigslist.org/DJ/c5/l0K1sMgEGfIV72HIDbN6ru3I4Byx.jpg
     
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    Well how much do you want for it?
     
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    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    Taken offers...
    But this isnt the right thread for that conversation.

    -Tony

    SHHHHhhhh....Its on craigslist... Just type in " Its big, Its red "
     
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    bigblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Ah, I see it now. Would you take $2500? :p:

    In all seriousness, would you consider selling those 37" SSR's? Those would work great on my K10 project...
     
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    FLAGGED, hummmm
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    body looks good... and for the ricer crowd, I'm sure it works. :thumb:

    j
     
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    xplosuv 1/2 ton status

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    Bigblazer87, The SSRs are 37x12.5x16.5 with about 60% tread on them. I bought them from someone on this board like 3 years ago? I think it was Estabank5 or someone down in Modesto. Anyway let me see how the 44's roll and if its to much I will put the 37's on and sell the 44's.
    -Tony
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