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GEARS FOR 35"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KILLERK5, Oct 19, 2000.

  1. KILLERK5

    KILLERK5 1/2 ton status

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    GEARS FOR 35\"

    OK AFTER THE REPLIES I GOT ON THE 38 INCH TIRES, IM GOING TO STICK WITH MY ORIGIONAL PLAN...35'S. DO I NEED TO GET DIFFERENT GEARS? IF SO, WHAT ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS.

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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I'm running 33's and plan to go to 35's. I was looking at the tire/gear chart on the links page and am considering 4:10 or 4:56. I will be watching this close to see what others say.

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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    33s will work best with 4.11s and 35s will with 4.56s.

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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I run 4.10 with my 35's, no OD- SM 465 tranny, daily driver, run about 3000 rpm at 75 down the highway. I'm happy with the setup.

    <font color=blue>Maverick</font color=blue> <font color=red>CH 4 or 35</font color=red>
     
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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I've got 4.10's and 35's and think thats about as low on gearing as I'd like.
     
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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I am running 4.10 with my 35's. Couldn't be happier[​IMG]... on and off the road.

    [​IMG] '87 Beast
    Colorado, USA
     
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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    Do you guys think it would be worth it to go from 3.73 to 4.10?
     
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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I got 3.73's and 35's. I like it just fine. I have the SM 465 4 speed (no OD) and on the freeway it spins at 2750 RPM's at 75 Mph.
    If I was going to bother changing gears I would go with 4.56's. Then my tire options would be up to 37" or 38", but would still be tolerable with 35's.

    Rene

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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    I'm running 4.10's and 35's with a Turbo 400 tranny (no overdrive) and the engine is really spinning at 75 mph. I'd only consider 4.56's (or even 4.88's) if I had an overdrive tranny.

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    Re: GEARS FOR 35\"

    Killer, what tires do you have now? Ive got a sub with OD and 3.73gears, Im looking into 33" tires and I'm wondering if this will be alright in the mountains or towing.
     

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