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Gear Ratio for 44's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    Hey, I was wondering what a good gear ratio is for 44" boggers/swampers. For a front dana 60, and a rear gm 14 bolt. my truck has around 400 ponies, thanks.
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    What kind of tranny you running?
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    205 im pretty sure.
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    205 is a tcase, what tranny?
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    5.13 since that is as low as you can go in a 14ff
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

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    5.13 since that is as low as you can go in a 14ff

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    yep, but thats still not low enough really
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    its stock tranny i thikn
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    if you are running a 465 205 combo i would run 44's all day long. if you have an auto, i would be concerned about crawling slowly without burning up your trans. ive got 40s and 4.10 and have no complaints running a 465.
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    5.13's
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    To me, it really depends on how you wheel, what type of wheeling you do, and whether or not you are gonna run lockers. I'm running a mild 350, 465/205, 5.13s, front and rear Detroit lockers, and 44" TSLs. I do my mud running in granny gear 4hi if it is deep, if it is really watery or shallow, I can pull 2nd in 4hi. I turn about 3000 RPM at just over 70 mph in high gear. I previously ran the same setup but with 4.10s welded rear, lockright front. 2wd was better and so was street driving, but off road I used 4lo alot more than I do now. With the 5.13s, lockers, 44s, Xover steering and ram assist, crawling is as easy as keeping the rubber side down. I Reccommend 5.13s unless all you run is mud. Also, if you have 3 speed auto with a good cooler AND temp gauge, you could go higher.
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    I would be running in mostly mud. what would I use then? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    I still say 44's with 5.13's is still "high" enough for mud running and still not low enough in general. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: Gear Ratio for 44\'s

    5.13's is what you should get. there is nothing steeper, and anything less will hurt!
     

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