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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?
4.88 to 3.73 is a HUGE difference, even 4.10 to 4.88 is huge.
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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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30's+4.10's=3100rmps at 75
i think 33's will fix that problem or i hope they will

our trucks kinda suck for towing anyways
i have to drive with out o/d while towing in the mountains all the time
on flat and freeway driving i use o/d but it takes for ever to get up to speed
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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.
I feel your pain.
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I'm having a gear dilemma too. I have a 3.0L, 5-speed and stock 4.10s with 31s, and that has been perfectly fine for me. But I have a body lift newly installed and the Fabtech spindles waiting to be put for 35s. I cant decide on 4.56s or 4.88s either. I do mostly city and camp trail driving, but am planning semi-regular 2 hour road trips this year. I was always planning on the 4.56s but am now leaning much more towards the 4.88s. I wish I could drive with both then decide but that would cost way too much.
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I'm having a gear dilemma too. I have a 3.0L, 5-speed and stock 4.10s with 31s, and that has been perfectly fine for me. But I have a body lift newly installed and the Fabtech spindles waiting to be put for 35s. I cant decide on 4.56s or 4.88s either. I do mostly city and camp trail driving, but am planning semi-regular 2 hour road trips this year. I was always planning on the 4.56s but am now leaning much more towards the 4.88s. I wish I could drive with both then decide but that would cost way too much.
Since you have a 5spd I would say TRY it with the stock gears. You'd be surpriseed at how much that 5spd really does...

If anything, 4.56 gears would be plenty.
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ditto. i love mt manual. read my earlier posts
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hahaha.

wow when i bought my truck i was rocking 33's on 3.73 gearing and it was terrible. i hit a big hill rolling in 5th gear and i just started to lose all my power.

i bought 31's and they are better.

i still dont ever see 5th gear and i dont think my truck would turn them tires if it wasnt for having manual transmission.
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Right now I have 265's with 3.73's, and I still have enough power to light them up through second gear. Mind you I have a 4.0 and manual. But IMO go with the 4.56's if you have an auto.
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^^^ LOL no you dont.
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im a 3.0l 5speed with 35's. its not bad i still get anywhere from 15-18 depending on how i drive. But i am goin to put 4.56's and a locker in.
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personally... If you're driving a lot of highway then I don't think a Ranger with 35's no matter the gears is a very good option. Is this your DD and you wheel? is that the real issue here?
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I drive almost all highway, I work 56miles from where I live. I dont have any problems on the highway.
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