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Old 04-12-2011, 01:33 PM
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gear ratio?

What gear ratio should I be running On my truck. I have 35s and was wondering if I should change it . Thanks
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:38 PM
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I would think the stock gearing would be ok. Stock tire height is 31.5" if you had 265/75/16. If you have 3.73 gears and regear for 35's it comes out to a 4.14:1 gear. http://www.ramblerman.com/blazer/gearcalc.htm

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Old 04-12-2011, 05:01 PM
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4.10s will get you back to stock. 4.30s will be the next step up if you go to bigger tires.
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Depends on what your looking for. Upgrading your gears will give you more low end torque and response, but fuel economy will suffer on the freeway. Changing from 3.73s to 4.10s isn't going to make a huge difference, and may not be worth the money.

My last truck ('05 Dodge) had 3.92s. I swapped em out myself with Motive 4.56s. Noticeable difference. Fuel economy started to suffer once I got above 55 mph.

Don't fear the gears!
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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You won't see a return on investment swapping over to the 4.10's. There are plenty of trucks on the road with 3.73's and 35" tires. How often are you off-road? How important is it to you to keep fuel economy? That's really whats going to make the difference here, 4.10's put you closer to stock, anything lower will make you more capable in the dirt.
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Thanks fot the input guys . I don't off road any really except to hunt and the occasional farm stuff. I hiss its not worth the money to switch then. I do feel a tiny difference coming off the clutch in first. Just wanted it to be right. I never had any problematic till I put the lift and tires on now I can't tell if my clutch is acting up or I got a u joint going bad.
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Did you correct the pinion angle for your lift?
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No I didnt. Wasn't sure I had to for just a 3.5 lift. When I come off clutch and gas it in each gear it gives a little bump like a springs Broke in clutch. Stress stress lol
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Did you correct the pinion angle for your lift?
You mean shim the carrier? My rear blocks have an angled slope in them.

I get a vibration right at about 8-10 mph, then goes away. I wonder if this could be it? I got under the truck the other day, and tried turning the driveline by hand and it only wiggled a tad. The vibration is worse under hard acceleration, and barely noticeable under light acceleration. Maybe axle wrap?
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See I thought the same thing but I don't have any lift in rear because it took 3 inches just to bring it up to level . I think someone added helper springs before me . My clutch doesn't slip which makes me think its ok but you never know . I thought about trac bars too
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