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Gear question??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    OK I have 35" tires and I am looking to get new gears to restore my power I was thinking 4.10 gears sounds good but since it restores power will it restore gas millage or will it make it worse?? I think I can say we all are hurting with the gas prices SO high!!! But hey I guess you gotta pay a price for the things we love right? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    If you have a 700R4, I'd look into 4.88s or 5.13s for 35s. My truck still had no power with 35s and 4.10s when it had a 700R4. It was alright, but more gear would have been much better.
     
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    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    i'd suggest 4.56 as a good balance gear for 35's & o/d, if you drive on the highway.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    4.88's if you don't want to go bigger. If you want to go bigger 5.13's.

    I run 4.56's with 35's. I want more gear. If I didn't have a semi-healthy fuel injected motor I would be kinda pissed. If you run a healthy motor and dont do alot of hills then it would be an ok combo. If you run hills on the highway 4.88's.

    Personally I want to run 37-38's so I am going to have to switch to 5.13's later.

    4.56's and 35's is adaquite but not optimum.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if you have a 700r4 go with 4:88's if you want to stay under 36in tires anything over that go with 5:13's you might as well do it right the first time /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif why put in 4:10's or even 4:56's and wish you had went 4:88's or 5:13's /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    yeah thats a good idea, I want to run bigger tires eventually so I will prolly just swap in around the 5.13 range and be done with it. Thanks yall /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    do not do not do not waste the time, energy, effort or $$$$$$ on putting new gears into fragile 1/2 ton running gear. /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif at the very least swap in 3/4 ton with 4.10's and then swap gears into those diffs later on down the road. it is a waste to put 5.13's into 10 bolts because you'll just break parts. i'm swapping an eaton rear with factory 5.13's and a detroit into my k5 for 150 bucks you can't beat that deal! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    yeah I am fixing to get a 14 bolt for the rear and a dana 44 for the front from this junkyard by my house.
     
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    Just FYI a D44 and a 10bolt front are about the same strength. You will gain nothing by swapping a 10 bolt for a D44 or vice versa. Build what you can get cheapest or already have.

    Harley
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    what would you reccomend that is stronger than a 10 bolt?
     
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    They only step up from a D44 or 10 bolt is a D60. They are stronger but hard to find and expensive.

    Harley
     
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    I guess ill just have to keep an eye out for a good deal on one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    5.13's. or if your going D60/D70, 7.17's
     

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