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need your opinion on which axles to go with 4.56 or 4.88

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by doonjumper, Mar 23, 2001.

  1. doonjumper

    doonjumper 1/2 ton status

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    I am rebuilding a 14 bolt and dana 60. I will run 35's with 700R4. What axle ratio would you go with, 4.56 or 4.88? I'm not really concerned about gas mileage as its only driven about 35 miles a week. Also would you reccommend a high capacity diff cover or just stick with the stock one? Has anyone had any bad experinces with drive train warehouse?
     
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    I'd go with 4:88 with the overdrive. I have 4:88 with 39.5 and a overdrive wish I would of went with 5:13..

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    I have 4:56 w/700r4. Great combo. You could go 4:88 I dont think it will make that much difference either way you will be impressed.
     
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    <font color=blue>How is it driven? Around town or all highway?</font color=blue>

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    in town with hardly any highway unless were going on trips.
     
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    If those are the choices I would go with 4.88, but if your open for suggestions I would go with 5.13's.

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    <font color=blue>I agree, if your changing the gears anyway you might as well go all the way and get 5.13s. It will be better around town and off road, you'll just have to keep it around 65 on the highway and your gas mileage will suffer (as if it was good in the first place [​IMG] ). Go with 5.13s and be done!</font color=blue>

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