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perfect gears for 35 inch tires??

what the best gears to have as a daily driver and get decent fuel economy ??? for 35 inch tires on a 00 F250???
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I'd like to hear what people say too...
I have 33's with 3:73 and man did I notice the loss of power when I went from stock to the taller tire! I don't notice it anymore, really but I just got used to it. I could only imagine if I had gone to 35's with that gearing. I drive a good combo of city/hwy - so I get good highway mileage and lower in town now. I'd like to go to 35's next time I need tires, but I know I would need to re-gear and get fender flares Silly WA laws.

How is it for you all out there with 4:10 and 35's? That probably isn't so bad, right?

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4.10's would be ideal


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If you already have 4:10's then I think they would probably be a good gear for 35's but I cant see spending the money to put 4;10's in over 3:73's. Just wouldnt be enough of an upgrade for the cost in my opinion. I would rather run the 3:73's for now and if I want to go to a 37" or bigger then I would see enough improvement for the lower gear.
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4.10's would be ideal
what gears are you running and are you happy with it??pros/cons?
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I run 4.30's and love it!
I coudn't see spending the money on a gear change to only go to 4.10's, for that small amount of difference I would just deal with 3.73's. But I tow a toyhauler trailer and the extra power I get from the 4.30's is a big improvement.

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stick with 3.73's... I wouldn't waste your money on a gear change for 35's. You may even be suprised with your mileage as well. I didn't really notice any change going to 35's, when I went to 37's I could tell... but 40's I could really tell...

I have 4.30's for my 40's and it is perfect. cruising down the highway in OD at 70 I am at 2k rpm's....

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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