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4.88s or 5.13 dead horse

jess

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I know it's been beaten to death but, which is the better gear choice? I'm gonna be running 38-40s with SM465 and a 205. K5 will be a toy but would like to be able to run with highway traffic occasionally. I'm leaning towards the 4.88s. Anyone regret choosing one instead of the other?
 

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just do it right the first time and get 5:13's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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yep, I've beaten this subject to death a few times and always end up with the same answer... 5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Why I had to ask a second or third time is beyond me. I had 4.88's and they were awesome with my 36" swampers and my 700R4, I don't know what it will be like with a manual and larger meats, but the extra gear is awesome off road. You will be spinning some fast RPM's on the highway though with that 465 (small price to pay)
 

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If I ever change, I'm going all the way to 5.13s.

With a manual though, the need for more gear is just not there for me that often. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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I'll be the A-POSER /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

With the 465 and 37-38's, 4.56's would be OK if you aready had those gears, 40's would be good with 4.88's if you found a deal on them, but if you think you would ever move above 40+ might as well go head with the 5.13's since your spending the money. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

I swore I would never run 5.13's, 4.56's at the MAX /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif, but reading and tinkering, with my 700R4 I bought 5.13's because I'm going to run a 37-38" tire and MAYBE if I run across a good deal 39.5" iroks or something of that nature.

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