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Icon5 35"s on a 3.0 ???

I have a 4" superlift on my truck now, i haven't had the money to buy new tires until now i have about $2000.... I have pro comp mud terrain 31"-10.50-15s on it now... I was gonna buy some 33"-12.50s, but thought about a 3" body lift, and then 35"s.... does anyone have 35"s on their truck? What gears did you put in it to bring it down to about stock torque? What kind of mileage?
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A couple people do, RazorsEdge has the RCD + body lift and 35s combo. He's running 4.88s
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I bet 4.56 would be fine for just driving around. 4.88 would give you some goo power tho.
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Eh with the 3.0 I would run 4.56s with 33s and 4.88s with 35s. But thats just me
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Eh with the 3.0 I would run 4.56s with 33s and 4.88s with 35s. But thats just me
I would have to agree here. My 4.10's with my 32's is decent, but if I had 33's I would want new gears.
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More motor taller gears... Less motor shorter gears.
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I'm runnin 35's w/ 4:56's and it runs perfect.

Good gas mileage too.
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I have 4.88's and 35's on a 3.0 and it's too much gear, I want 4.56
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if your always just doing around town driving get 4.88's and 35's if you do more interstate then get 4.56's and 35's i got a 3.0l auto with 33's and 4.56's and im about to 3in bl and 35's my 1999 4x4 is a 3.0l auto with 4.10's and 35's and its sluggish compared to my 2wd im gonna put 4.88's and 36's on it when i have the time and money to sas it
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im running 35's and 3.73's and gettin 18 mpg.. hit headwinds on the highway be prepared ro downshift lol
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4.56s you will be fine
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im running 35's and 3.73's and gettin 18 mpg.. hit headwinds on the highway be prepared ro downshift lol

I'm not saying this is impossible, but I get roughly 14mpg average, granted I get 17mpg on the highway on ALL hwy. I have 4.88 gears so I highly doubt you are getting 18mpg. and I have a tuner.

When i had 4.10's and 35's I was getting 10mpg avg, and 4.10's and 33's I got 16mpg...

I think your speedo might not be calibrated, I'd love to get 18mpg
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im running 35's and 3.73's and gettin 18 mpg.. hit headwinds on the highway be prepared ro downshift lol
You need to regear ASAP lol, I HATE 3.73's and 33's and my trans gets pretty toasty. I can't even imagine 3.73's and 35's lol. Do you have a trans temp gauge?
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i kno i kno it sounds crazy.. but i do the math every time i get gas. I kno my mileage and my "true miles". as far as trans temp no. i have a manual and it has no issues. runnin about 2400 rpm @ 76 mph. i just took a 1900 mile trip with no issues what so ever. course mileage dropped to about 14 15 mpg when i had to keep droppin to 4th. also i drive 45-55 mph on average. and i do mean averare. only at a dif speed about 10% of drivin times
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How do you do the math? That doesn't sound right.
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also your 4.88 gears are gonna run ur rpms super high and burn gas. i drive like a grandpa. im never in a rush to go anywhere and i dont race people to the next redlight a 1/16th of a mile up the road lol
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ok. if im wrong someone correct me. but here is my math. I used my buddies gps to see how many miles I went vs how many miles read on the Odometer/ basically for every 1 mile on the odo, its actually 1.2 miles drivin. Just filled up last night at 211 miles which is really 253 miles. put 14.1 gallons in my tank there for 17.95 mpg.
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Here's how I do it. Your tires stock were about 29" correct? So now you have 35" tires.

So 35/21=1.2
211*1.2=254
254/14.1=18.0

So you are right, dang thats some good milage. I bet your highway would suck though lol
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actually its not too shabby. but like i said any headwinds it kills it and i have to drop to 4th which burns up gas. but living in Flat FL, it rarely happens lol
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also your 4.88 gears are gonna run ur rpms super high and burn gas. i drive like a grandpa. im never in a rush to go anywhere and i dont race people to the next redlight a 1/16th of a mile up the road lol
Yea, my 4.88's get those RPMS going, I have a LOT of stop/go and a lot of 'jump in the truck' and drive 2 miles stuff. When I was driving all hwy I usually get 17mpg...

I'm jealous...but you have a 5spd, so thats where that milage comes
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it ll depends on where and how you drive
mostly freeway 4.56
mostly stop and go or mountains and towing 4.88
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it ll depends on where and how you drive
mostly freeway 4.56
mostly stop and go or mountains and towing 4.88
Only thing I disagree with is towing. I listened to everyone on here (not saying it's a bad thing...) and got 4.88's because I tow a lot and figure I coudl use the extra 'giddy up'.

Well...to put it blankly, 4.88's and 35's TOWING SUCKS. My trailer is just heavy enough for me to not be able to use O/D...so at 60mph I'm at 3000rpms, at 70 I'm screaming at almost 3500!! it sucks, 4.10's and 33's it used to be 3000rpms at 70! I liked that a lot more.

Just trying to help anyone else out who tows.
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31's + 4.10's = 3100RPMS at 90mph. Thats what my truck does currently. I have a feeling I'm going to end up lifting it so I can fit 33's and I'll just keep the 33's. Its getting a new engine as we speak so going from an engine with 170,000 on it to one with 60,000 should be nice.
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I currently have 35s double lift and 4.10s which pretty much sucks and i never see 5th gear and I rock around 10-12mpg. But im waiting for money so i can get 4.56 cause I drive highway a pretty decent amount.
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Well, i live in west virginia and there are hills everywhere. I like the idea of the 4.88s but i do drive a lot of highway. 3.73s sounded good. how big of a difference in the two? 4.88 compared to 3.73?
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