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Gears or SCT first?

Which should I do first? I was thinking of changing the gears back closer to a stock ratio since I have 3.73s with 40" tires now. Or should I get the SCT first and worry about the gears later?

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as much as i would love to sell you a SCT... the gears is the right choice lol..... go with 4.56 and you should be fine.....

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as much as i would love to sell you a SCT... the gears is the right choice lol..... go with 4.56 and you should be fine.....

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Definately Gears first Must take some power to get rolling with 3.73's and 40's

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you think 4.56 will be enough with 40s? I have them with 36s on an F150 and at cruising speed (70) im right about 2100 rpm. I figure on 40s you would be 16-1700 rpm. I thought 4.88 or 5.13 would be better.

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Thanks for all of your input guys!

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10" Fabtech lift W/Fabtech traction bars
40x15.50 Mudgrapplers on 20x12 Black Rockstar
4.56 gears
4 in Magnaflow cat-back exhaust w/cat delete
(Soon to be turbo back)
Triple gauge pilar w/ DiPricol Boost, Trans Temp, EGT
SCT X3 w/Eric's Street, Tow, and Extreme Street

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