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gears vs. tire size

I have an 03 f250 with 37 inch toyo m/t's, I tow a 28 ft nrg trailer and was wondering how to figure out which gear to use to get the truck back to tow like it would stock, or at least close. if I can, I want to go to 38's because I think the truck would have a better stance. now should I do a 4.10 or 4.56 or what? is there some kind of chart to go by or just preference and instinct or what. any info would be great thanks fellas...
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if you tow i would get 4.56 im running 37 but hardly ever tow(only when a chevy breaks in the dunes) and ill be putting on 4.30
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if you tow i would get 4.56 im running 37 but hardly ever tow(only when a chevy breaks in the dunes) and ill be putting on 4.30
that is a good answer.
i agree.

i recommend 4.56 whenever you are going to do 40" or bigger, but since you are going to be towing, i would do the 4.56 and you'd still be good with 38" when you upgrade.
the 4.30 are good for 37-38 no problem if you dont plan on towing a lot.
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yeah I also heard 4.56 was the way to go for towing thanks fellas I apprieciate the help. that chart was very useful also.
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Tire Question?

I have 2 tires that are going bad and cant afford a new set right now. They are 235/85 r 16 . Can I throw a set of 265/75 r 16 on just to get me by for now? Using the same rim from original tires.
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well i have 4.56's.... don't really tow to much at all... but it is alot of fun with them.... I can grab second and turn those 37's pretty easy..

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my buddy has 44's on his truck, and he can smoke them at will with his 4.56 gears.
his truck was programmed by RBP
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I have 2 tires that are going bad and cant afford a new set right now. They are 235/85 r 16 . Can I throw a set of 265/75 r 16 on just to get me by for now? Using the same rim from original tires.
yes, they basically are the same tire size, whithin a couple of tenths.

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