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post #1 of 11 Old 01-30-2010, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ever since I've had my truck I've been tuned. I either run ID's xtreme street, race or Vivian's Looney. Here recently because I've been towing a lot I've been using a tow tune from Vivian. I really liked it and I figured since I haven't been stock in forever I'd see how I liked it. I was surprised how much I did. I'm not one of those guys who dogs his truck non stop. I might get really on it once or twice a month. I drive about 15 miles to work, so mileage is now my main concern. So as the title says I'm going back to stock for a while. My question is because with having my 37's and 4:30 gears will I have to worry about anything? Shifting seemed to be pretty good and my mileage doesn't seem to be affected that much.

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Will driving in stock form with my 37s and 4:30 gears mess my tranny up? I know with the SCT you can adjust the revs per mile for the gearing. In stock form does my tranny think I still have my 31s?

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Will driving in stock form with my 37s and 4:30 gears mess my tranny up? I know with the SCT you can adjust the revs per mile for the gearing. In stock form does my tranny think I still have my 31s?
I dont see why. Dont go back to stock.... I did that for a while before my stud instal. Also, with a tune your trans shifts so much firmer which is WAY better for it.

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i have found my mileage is best when taking it easy with the looney tune. Not sure about your other questions but i think you will be better off with some type of tuning
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ya leave the tune n a good setting and just drive it easy. or get a custom mleage tune

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Well I have both ID's Xtreme Street and Race tune, and four tunes from DJ or as it is today Vivian. In stock my tranny seems to shift ok. I contacted Matt from Gearhead Performance about a street tune. I'll see what he says. I guess with my old age I'm slowing down. So with running in stock form you all think it's hurting my trans, even though I'm re-geared?

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if your re gearing puts you back at the stock ratio you arent doing any more harm then you would be doing actually stock.if you like it like that,run it!

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Yea the 4:30's put me to about stock. That's what I thought. Just wanted to see what everyone else thought...

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Well I have both ID's Xtreme Street and Race tune, and four tunes from DJ or as it is today Vivian. In stock my tranny seems to shift ok. I contacted Matt from Gearhead Performance about a street tune. I'll see what he says. I guess with my old age I'm slowing down. So with running in stock form you all think it's hurting my trans, even though I'm re-geared?
You're driving a truck with a 6.5" lift and 37's.....

If you're really concerned about MPG (and your old age ) go to stock height or atleast a leveling kit with 33's, and run a Looney or Extreme tune. Just baby it, and you can get upwards of 20+ MPG.

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Not sure why you think it's funny that I have a 6.5 in lift and 37's? Maybe I should have said mileage is "one" of my concerns, not "main." I don't care if I got 2 mpg, I wouldn't take my lift off. If anything I'll go higher. Been thinking about it for a while now, we'll see...

Oh if you want to see what a "6.5" in lift looks like with 37's here ya go...




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