What gears should I install if any?
Hey guys just found this forum thought it would be a good place to find some answers. I have a 1999 Ford ranger 2WD with a 3" suspension lift and 31" tires. It has the 4.0 V6/5speed and a limited slip rear end. With the stock tires it was pretty fast for a little truck. It would boil the tires if you gave it some gas a dumped the clutch. Now with the larger tires it is very sluggish. Not so bad but I tow a trailer (around 2500lbs) sometimes and when I have to start out on a hill with my trailer I dont know if its gonna make it. It slips like the clutch is worn out but it is brand new. I think I could go with some lower gears and get my acceleration back and some towing capacity. I dont know what gear ratio it has all I know is that it is a limited slip. What gears should I go with and where do I get them? Can I install them or should a mechanic? The truck is used 99% of the time on the street so nothing to radical. How much will it cost me? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom.