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Gears vs 33 inch tires?

3.0 v6 auto. Stock gears 3.73s. Putting 33s on.What gears do i need to run? or can i run the 3.73s?
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You can run 3.73s. 4.10 or 4.56 would be optimal though
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Is it gonna burn the tranny quick or will it still hold up if i just kept the 3.73s?
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Your truck will be pretty sluggish.
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so then what gears should i run so my truck still has some *****? and how much would it cost?
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You can run 3.73s. 4.10 or 4.56 would be optimal though
Like Kyle said, 4.10's or 4.56's would be optimal. I personally would go with 4.56's so you have some good acceleration. You're 2wd correct?
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Yes. How much would it cost to go with the 4.56s
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Are you going to do the install yourself or have a professional do it? A ballpark figure is $500 per axle installed which includes parts and labor but that could change by a few hundred depending on the brand of parts, used or new, and who does the install.
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I would say around $500+ after everything. Another option for you would be to buy an Explorer 31 spline rear axle. You could find one that already has 4.10's and disc brakes.
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i dont no? This is my first truck and i just got the 3 inch body lift and the flowmaster series 10 dual exhaust and were putting all that on this weekend. Then weve got the 33s also but i dont no what gears to run. Ill probably have my uncle whose a mechanic at the ford dealership do it if i bought the parts. Hed do it for a 12 pack so how much is it gonna cost?
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gears would be proably any where from 200-300 depending on brand maybe a little more or less.
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So it would be 300 dollars to fix it.
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gears would be proably any where from 200-300 depending on brand maybe a little more or less.
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Yukon is a good brand. That's what's in mine.
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so 600ish
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if your 2wd it would only be 300 because you would only need one set of gears and the instal kit.
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Alright guys so 4.56s would be my best bet
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i have 33''s with 4.10s and i want 4.56s bad.
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what exactly will 4.56s do if i put them in?
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it makes your final drive ratio closer to stock, giving you back some power and mpgs i believe
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figured that just didnt no for sure thanks
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Im planning to get 4.56 when i get 33s or 34s. They will give you more low end power increasing acceleration but will increase your RPMs at highway speeds giving you a slight decrease in hwy MPG.
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alright and what brands would you guys reccomend
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4.56 Ring & Pinion *

P/N YG F7.5-456

7.5-Inch Ford Rear Axle

Price $207.75

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5.13 Ring & Pinion *

P/N YG F7.5-513

7.5-Inch Ford Rear Axle

Price $225.75
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thats for yukons
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