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info on my gears

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by otisringle, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. otisringle

    otisringle 1/2 ton status

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    I found out that my gears ratio is 3.73

    I dont know what this means or if they are good gears...

    Are 3.73 good gears? imma noooob.
     
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    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Not a bad all-around gear.
    Most guys like a little lower (4.11s or more) for wheeling.
    That's what I had in my '73 and it was a good compromise for me.
    Most of my wheeling was a long ways and I didn't have a tow rig.
    I ran 33s and did alright with it. (and a sm465 so low range helped)
     
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    Stock, fairly common but at least they aren't 3.08's. What engine/tranny/t-case combo do you have? And what tire size do you want to run?
     
  4. otisringle

    otisringle 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 350
    fuel injection
    ummm tranny...dont know
    t-case...dont know
    its 1990! stock!
    and I am running 32x11.50
     
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    tranny would be a 700R4 and t-case is most likely a NP 208. That set up will work fine with 3.73 gears
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Oooooo Whats so bad about 3:08s? :what: Mainly used on a highway vehicles??
     
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    Correct. 3.08's are high gears...especially for what we do. It puts a lot more stress on the engine and tranny to get big meats turning with high gears like 3.08's. 3.08's will get good fuel economy on the highway due to the low crusing rpms, but will be a dog from a dead stop. Im running 4.56's and wish I went loooooower......
    -Harrison
     
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    wouldn't the t-case be a NP241?
     
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    Yes
     
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    is that a good t-case? ir do they break often?
     
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    For chevy cases,IMO, they are number one for design and number three for strength. Its a good desirable case. I bought one for my rig not too long ago.
     

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