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ReGear or Wait

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lak2004, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. lak2004

    lak2004 1/2 ton status

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    Well to be completely realistic I probably wont have 1 tons until next year and right now I have 3.73s in my 10 bolts. Should I regear them now to 4.56 or just wait a year to do the axle swap? My buddy can get me a pretty good deal on the gears and install kit so it should only cost around $300. What do you guys think.

    Will be wheelin mostly easy to moderate trails but I think gears would make a huge difference. And it is my DD but I dont drive highway much and dont mind going a little slower down the highway when I do. Thanks!!!
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    2 sets of gears, and install kits for 300$....sounds good. Do you know how to set them up properly, and have the tools to do so. If not add another 2-300 for that. Personally I'd wait for the 1 tons.
     
  3. bbck5on37s

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    I would just wait.... Most of the 1 ton's have a 4:10 or 4:56 ratio....
     
  4. lak2004

    lak2004 1/2 ton status

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    I dont think I can do it all myself but I am more than sure I have my uncles help to do it. I guess that 300 could go towards the 1 tons too. i plan on getting the 1 tons and then setting them up with lockers in each and then doing the swap once I have new wheels and tires and everything i will need.
     
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    lak2004 1/2 ton status

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    nice when there are fast answers and now I have a fast decision. Ill wait, thanks guys. bbck5 hows the build going?
     
  6. bbck5on37s

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    It is now down to the bare frame....the steering box is the only thing i havnt takin off yet...
     

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