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What size of gears should i get?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by deek, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. deek

    deek 1/2 ton status

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    right now I'm runnin 35's with the stock gears ??? & the truck has no power! someday i want to be running 40's or possibly 44's. Is there a size of gear that's going to work for my 35's but still have power for 40's some day?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    it would be a little low geared for highway but if you plan on 40-44's do it right the first time and go with 5:13's
     
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    Is there a size of gear that's going to work for my 35's but still have power for 40's some day?

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    <font color="green"> I'd go for the 15" gears. The 12" ones might work but I think that the 18" ones are just overkill. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font>
     
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    35s...th350... and 5.13 gears? yikes... max speed would be like 40 mph. lol! I agree that with 40-44s 5.13s would be bling bling... but with 35s and no OD? prolly not the best idea..

    j
     
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    Smartass! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    I would put the 8 7/8 inch ones in it since you have a 12 bolt. The 8.5 inch will be to small. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    If your going bigger then 35 inch I would recomend going to the 10.5 axle assembly. The 8 7/8's axle wont hold up to larger then 35 very will.
     

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