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What Gear Ratio ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Blazer, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to decide what gear ratio would be best for my truck. I just got a d60 and 14b ff. I am not sure of the gears that are in them as of right now I am guessing either 4.56s or 4.10s. I plan to run 44s on my truck with either a th400/205 or 465/205 not sure wich yet but I already have both. The truck will see mostly mud and trails and will not be on the road very much. So would 456s or 410s be ok or should I go with 5.13s? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  2. Sandman

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    With 44's and the trails go with the 5:13's. I run 40's and I am planning on going to 5:13's. Gives you some low end. Guy I run mud with has a manual with a good 454 and 44" Boggers. Powers out in real deep mud with 4:56 gears.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    dude if your going with 44's go with the 5:13's i have 38's and 4:10's and wish i had 4:88's and i also have the sm465 np205 combo
     
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    This site is a good site to look at and crunch some numbers to get some ideas on what you may want to go with... 4lo.com
     
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    For 44s, go 5.13, you'll probably still wish it were lower... But you'll need to swap the C14 for a D70 to do that...
     
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    I'm gonna run 5.13's and 39.5's here soon /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> You'll want the 5.13s for 44s. I'm going to run the 5.13s with 38s, behind a 465/205. </font color>
     
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    i would have to agree with the 5.13s. my friend had a truck on 40s with 4.10s and an sm465/205 and it could have used the extra gearing to turn the meats. Unless your looking for gas mileage which will be non existant anyway id say run the 5.13s
     

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