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3.0l with a lift

is the 3.0l be powerfull enough to handel a 5" lift with 33" tires or will it be underpowerd to do stuff in because the guy at the lot told me i will be boged down and i have to get a gear ratio change. I have a manual and he said that will help but i will need new gear ratio and that will cost 2K is this true or will i be fine the way it is. Thanks
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what year is your truck
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1999 single cab short bed 4x4
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i have a 3" body with 3.0 with 33's and still have my stock gear which is 4:10 but i dont know mine is a 99
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your new gears would be in the rear end( and should not cost 2k) not the the block. the 3.0L will be fine, as long as you arent worried about gas mileage with the bigger tires
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your new gears would be in the rear end( and should not cost 2k) not the the block. the 3.0L will be fine, as long as you arent worried about gas mileage with the bigger tires
i think he is talking about the lift 2k not the gears and your new gears would be in the rear end no they go in the bed of the truck lol also my gas millage was better dont know why but it was
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its all how you gear it
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I had a BL, torsion crank and AAL's and 33's and still got 18 mpg in city. But that was with an intake, exhaust, maf mod, xcal1 and the stock 4.10's.
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no they guy told me 2k for the gears not the lift
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you should have a 8.8 rear. Gears are about 164.99
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jey (034x4) had a body lift and 35s... dont know what gear he had...


now he has 38's lol
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Jey had 4.10s. The problem with gearing a 4x4 is that you have to regear the front AND rear. The gear sets are probably about 300 each, but the install, if you don't know how to do it, is pretty difficult and time consuming... hence the big dollars to install it. Honestly, the 3.0 is a peppy little motor when it comes to turning larger tires. I suggest going for the lift right now and if you feel like you lost too much power, THEN look into power adders or regearing.
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