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Gearing advice needed.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broc944, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    This is the first time I have posted, so if I am doing something wrong or if I am posting in the wrong area let me know.

    I need advice on gearing my 91 Sub, I am the process of swapping in a 14BFF and a Dana 60. I also have a 203/205 W/PTO, I will be making a Doubler out of. The Sub has a 4l80E, which will stay. Currently running 37" Boggers, will be going to 38" this fall. Front and rear lockers are also going in with the current round of swaps. I also run two full sets of V bar tire chains, in the winter. And yes this truck sees some paved road usage, I like to get out of the woods every so often, but this is not a DD.

    I am at the point of ordering gears and not sure what to do, 4.88 or 5.13 is what I have in mind, and I would like to here what you think. I used to race SCCA, so trucks are something that I need to learn a bit about.

    Hopefully I can add something on here, instead of lurking in the backgound and just reading.

    Thanks, Broc.
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    do it right the first time and go with 5:13's:D
     
  3. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I would go 5.13s.
     
  4. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    You probably don't need to go deeper than 4.88 especially if you run on the hwy much, but these guys are right just put 5.13's in and be done
     
  5. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    5.13's are what I was really leaning towards, I would put
    39.5" Boggers on which would really settle it for me , but my chains will not fit them. I would say my Hwy vs. offroad is 30/70%.
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    5.13's cause once you know you have the gearing to handle them the 39.5s will find their way home
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i see 5.13 in your truck soon.:D
     
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    5.13's cause you always go bigger on tires...eventually
     
  9. 1-ton

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    I guess that settles it...5:13's :D
     

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