Originally Posted by Robin Hood
I went camping this weekend and on the way there I had to go through mountains and hills and all that. My truck has a little bit done to it but it struggled really bad getting through these hills. OD obviously isn't going to get me anywhere in the mountains. 4th was useless going up anything even slight inclines and would have to kick in to 3rd and it still struggled in third. it would slowly accelerate but it would be running at like 4800RPM and continue up. I've got 32's and 4:10 gears. Catback JBA exhaust, UD pulleys, UD Coil pack, autolite double plats gapped at .065", UD plug wires, MAF mod, airbox mod...
I'm assuming its because of the gears. My buddy has a 4.0 and he has 3:27s and he was doing alright through the hills, not great but he wasn't having to scream in 3rd.
Well, partly the gears fault....4.56 would pull those 32's a lot better,
especially wtih a 3.0 engine. Your buddy has a 4.0 with considerably
more torgue, that's why he was eating up the hills.
I would go to 4.56 gears if you like the 32 inch tires, or you could
go down to 31 inch or even 30 inch and keep the 4.10 gears.
Not a perfect solution, for sure, but life's always a compromise.....