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Gear sets!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnnysjimmy, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. johnnysjimmy

    johnnysjimmy Registered Member

    Apr 23, 2001
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    I was wondering what gear you guys are running? I have a 73 GMC JIMMY 8" lift with 35" tires. My next tire size will be 36's. I just put in a new Turbo 350 with a brand new crate 350. I am not much of a crawler. I prefer hills and mud! I am willing to tackle smaller rock trails. What should I get? I was thinking 4.11's or 4.56's. please help with any info you have, what worked for you or your buddies
  2. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

    Mar 17, 2002
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    Santa Maria, CA
    IMHO 4.56's would be too low without OD. I have 35'' tires and a 350/700r4 with 4.56's and it doesn't want to go more than 70-75 mph. Without OD your rpm's would be pretty high on the freeway. If you ran 4.11's though, it would be the rough equivalent to what I have and a desireable ratio. I wouldn't even consider 4.56's if there were no crawling involved.

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