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Old 07-11-2016
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hey all, I am going to get my rear end re geared but not sure what ratio I should use. I have a 3.0 ltr v6 manual transmission. I put a lift on it and went from the factory 26" tires to some 33" A/T it still gets to top end ok but the low end is sluggish. I am going to put posi on it once I get it geared but not sure what ratio..
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Old 07-12-2016
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Since your ranger is a 2wd (going by your stats on the right) it likely has 3:73 gears. These aren't extremely peppy to start with. You'll want something 4:10 or deeper. Take a look around in other people's build threads and see what their lifted trucks get re-geared to. 01RangerEdge(I believe, bright island blue, lifted) and Dewey I believe have both re geared theirs. I think bravetitan did too.....

Take a look at what they got as far as gears go and take it from there.
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You can go with either 4:10, 4:30, or 4:56 gears.

4:56 gears will give you the most of the three on the low end, but you'll run at higher RPM on the highway and your fuel mileage will suffer. 4:10 gears won't give as much of a low end response, but enough for you to see an improvement, and you'll be more efficient on the highway by running at lower RPM. 4:30 gears are the happy medium.

If you have a 7.5" rear end, you may have a hard time finding 4.30 gears though. Back when I regeared my 7.5, I couldn't find anyone that made them. That was several years ago though. I know they are available for the 8.8 rear.

Also keep in mind that changing the gear ratio in the rear will affect your speedometer. That can be addressed by buying a tuner, taking it to the dealer to have them flash your computer, or you can just run all of the calculations yourself and remember (or make a little sheet next to the gauge cluster) what speed you should be at for a given RPM and what gear the transmission is in. The latter is not really recommended, but it is free and it would work.
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Thanks for the info guys, already a great help glad I signed up.
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