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What gear??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 700r4 transmission with a 350 engine and I currently have 3.08 gears and I have 35" tires which I plan on swapping for 38's later down the road what is a good gear choice for a blazer that sees mostly street uses but wil also be very good off road??
    Thanks
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    5.13's

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    d60 and a 14b. wouldn't even bother putting money into those 10bolts if you going any bigger. you'll be glad you did! but gear wise...i'd go 5.13's...your OD will make up for it.
     
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    yea I have the 14bff ready to go just need to get the gears in and it will be ready, so would the 5.13's be to much for my 35's or will I have crazy power?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have 35's with 350/700 and 4.56's and wish i had went with more gear so someday i am going to go to 5.13's.
     
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    I am in the exact same boat you are. Regeared to 4.56 and it isn't enough. I run a 350 and a 700R4.

    Harley
     
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    Almost sounds like we need to make a collection of people who did not gear correctly the 1st time then make a group purchase of gears and have a gear swapping party. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I ran 36" tires and 4.88's for a while with my 700R4 and I loved it. I think 4.88's are a great gear opposted to 5.13's. Although I did choose 5.13's for my current setup (350/465/205) because I'm running 40's and a 1.96:1 t-case. If I had an NP241 t-case with a 2.72:1 low I'd run 4.88's. I do a lot of mud though, I guess it just depends on the terrain you travel and the power band of your engine.
     

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