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WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5" BOGGER

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MJB774X, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. MJB774X

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    WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    STOCK 454 WITH 465/205, 14 BOLT
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    do it right the first time and go with 5:13's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    agreed, 5.13s.

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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    <font color="green"> 5.13 for off road, 4.88 if you have to cruise at 65-70 on the freeway. Don't waste money regearing if you don't have 1 ton axles.</font>
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    id go with 5.13s evben if its daily driven.
     
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    <font color="green"> I have 42s with a 465, from the calcs I've done I wouldn't want to drive it daily on the freeway with these gears, 39.5s will be even worse. Just my opinion... To go 70 with 5.13s he'd be spinning 3050 RPMs, at 65 about 2850. At 65 with 4.88s he'd be spinning 2900, at 65 about 2700.</font>
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    NO NEED TO YELL!

    YOU NEED 5.13'S. BOGGERS ARE HEAVY AND YOU'LL LIKE OF OFF ROAD PERFORMANCE AND THEY WILL HELP AROUND TOWN
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    I know, a bit late on the reply, but I'm a busy person. 5.13's are what we had in mind, it's actually my buddy's 72 shortbed we're building up. we are even thinking about running 42's, he wants the 42's, I think the 40's are sufficient, this is going to be used mainly for mud I was curious if 5.13's might be to low, wrappin the engine to easily? the 60 and 14bolt is sitting in the garage waiting for cogs
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    If you're only going to do deep mud, I would use 4.56 or so just because if you have to crawl, the 465 has a really low 1st gear.

    I run 4.10s and 38s and I really wouldn't want a gear any lower than 4.56 or so for 38s. I'd be doing burnouts all the time if I had 5.13s. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    are you crazy? 5.13s in a daily driver? thats ridiculous unless you are running 44s or bigger...

    dude i ran 39 boggers with a 700r4 with 4.88 gears and it was perfect for the road...running 42s now and its still great on the road or for long beach trips...hits overdrive perfectly...with a granny 4 speed your engine would be screaming in 3rd going down the highway...go 4.56s MAYBE 4.88s

    if you are playing in mud you want wheelspin...5.13s dont give you much when you have a 465

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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    [ QUOTE ]
    are you crazy? 5.13s in a daily driver? thats ridiculous unless you are running 44s or bigger...



    [/ QUOTE ] I disagree many guys agree that 4.56 is a good gear for 35's and at 65 you would be turning 2845RPM's. With 40's at 65 you would be turning 2801 with 5.13's.
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    I agree. With an overdrive trans, 5.13 would definitely be the way to go.

    I'd probably go 4.88 for 39.5s without overdrive, but 5.13 isn't a completely bad choice. It's gonna rev but who cares, with tires that big gas mileage is hopeless anyway.

    Hmm...gets me thinking about changing my gears now.
     
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    I have 5.13's in my daily driver sub with 39.5 tsl's and they are great.By the way it has a 465 &amp; 454. With the 38 sts the motor would rev to much for cruising on the interstate.With the 39.5 the truck has plenty of power to
    spare.
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    all this talk about 2700, 2800, 2900, 3000, heck whats a mater with 3800, or 4 grand! lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    Im gonna swap 4.56s out of my diffs and put 5.13s in instead. With my street tires on (35" procomp MTs) I cant use the OD my 700R4 has... the rpms are to low. 5.13s would be just right... I could use my OD the way it was meant to be used... and the extra gear would help spin my offroad tires (39.5 tsls). In any case, 5.13s on a dd is far from "crazy"... especially when the post is about gears for 39.5s...

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    Re: WHATS A GOOD GEAR FOR A 39.5\" BOGGER

    Another vote for 5.13 here!
    I have 38.5 and 4.56 gearing and still wish I had the 5.13's.
    Getting big tires rolling is the tough part. If you were trying to hit a mud bog quick, you need to get off the line quick. If he is considering 40's or larger then he'll need all the gear he can get. I don't think he will need to got 80 mph on 39.5's anyway.
     
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    5.13s
     
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    5.13s

    [/ QUOTE ]I am assuming that this is a wheeling rig (ruining boggers by driving them on the road is retarded IMHO), so lower is better.
     

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