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Old 06-24-2007
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Need Guidance with lifting higher, and gears

I have a 2001 ranger reg. cab with a 2.3L with a 5.5" fabtech lift sitting on 32/11.5 BF tires.

Im wanting to run 35's on the truck which means ill need a 3" body lift, but i havent the slightest clue of gearing, or what gears i should get. She turns the 32's pretty well as is, but im sure im going to have to change some major things.
also what are some good performance mods which i can install for power and MPG.
Are the 35's a bad idea?
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Alot of guys on here with 35s run 4.56

Heres a chart that shows recommended gears for different tire sizes
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...tirechart.html
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might be a little more since you have a 2.3L
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Alot of guys on here with 35s run 4.56

Heres a chart that shows recommended gears for different tire sizes
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...tirechart.html
yeah thier also running 4.0 6 cylinder engines man i dont know what to say exept ive learned anything is possible with time and money . Any mods that you try for power and work good let me know .

ps what gearing are you running with the 32"s right now cause im debateing running 32"s on mine and i have a 98 2wd 4cyl also
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yeah thier also running 4.0 6 cylinder engines man i dont know what to say exept ive learned anything is possible with time and money . Any mods that you try for power and work good let me know .

ps what gearing are you running with the 32"s right now cause im debateing running 32"s on mine and i have a 98 2wd 4cyl also

from what i know all the gears are stock. I purchased the truck from a buddy of mine which had already had it lifted. Its a 5 speed though, im guessing yours is also?
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dump it for a 4.0 :p

then get 4.88s
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well bud Im going to assume you have 4.10 s on here now unless your buddy went up to 4.56(you need to ask him ) from there you'll need to look at a gearing chart like the link mudranger left you . Im not sure on any mods for the 4cyl engine is a engine swap possible bc if so it would make things alot easyer
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with the 2.3 you would want 4.88s as a MINIMUM... when I go to 35ish tires im planning on 5.13s just to get a little extra umph to deal with all the extra weight of the 35s, and believe me, 35s weigh a good deal more than the 32s do.
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