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33's and regear with a manual?

I have an 08 ranger single cab shortbed, with the manual trans and 3.73 out back. I have the opportunity to get a 5.5 fabtech lift kit slightly used very very cheap. If i got it I would most likely run 33's. If I regeared would these tires still be to much for the little duratech? I have to commute over a decent sized mountain to go to skool everyday so I would pass up the deal in the interest of not bogging out.
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You will be fine if you gear accordingly. Try going to 4.56's or 4.88's, this should help alot in the power department.
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4.56s will be fine for daily driving and some offroading. 4.88s would be good for little road and alot of of road.
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Definately regear it. I know 4.56 and 33's is PERFECT for the 2.5L....I'd say it's even more perfecter for your 2.3L. DO IT!
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4.56s will be fine for daily driving and some offroading. 4.88s would be good for little road and alot of of road.
ummmmm NO!!

4.88's and 33's? Your on crack!

4.56's would be fine. I am seeing around 20MPG with 4.10's and 33's and a 2.5L on the highway. And about 16 in the city.
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if you ran 4.88s you would probably be getting 26MPG or more instead of the horrible 20 that you are getting now.

I get 20MPG with 31s and 4.10s on an engine that has 383,000 original miles on it, you should get MUCH better than 20MPG.
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I also get about 20mpg with 4.10s and 31s. Also if you read all the way threw I said 4.88s for more offroad then anything. I am debatin putting my 4.56s in with 31s to see if my mileage goes up. I run 55 at 2200rpm right now.
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ummmmm NO!!

4.88's and 33's? Your on crack!
umm yes were talking about a 4 banger... and he said little on road mainly offroad... he wasnt saying it was good for daily driving
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I have an 08 ranger single cab shortbed, with the manual trans and 3.73 out back. I have the opportunity to get a 5.5 fabtech lift kit slightly used very very cheap. If i got it I would most likely run 33's. If I regeared would these tires still be to much for the little duratech? I have to commute over a decent sized mountain to go to skool everyday so I would pass up the deal in the interest of not bogging out.
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umm yes were talking about a 4 banger... and he said little on road mainly offroad... he wasnt saying it was good for daily driving

AND you evidently didn't read what Adam wrote....he's got a 2.5 4 banger w/ 4.10s and 33's.... OR what the original poster said...he said nothing about little on road mainly off road anything....
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i think adam would know best since he has the set up but wtf would adam know
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Hell I had 32's on a 2.3L with 3.73's manual so i think anything over 3.73 will be fine lol
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Stone, 4.10s and 31s hurts my feelings I cant imagine 3.73s with 31s. Only reason I said 4.88s for offroading is the 4 bangers dont put out enough power to spin the tires in very thick stuff. With 4.88s and 33s top speed might be 50mph but 1st-3rd gear would be coming. I would still say 4.10s-4.56s maybe even 4.30s. Your 2.3 duratech has alot more power then my lima 2.3
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last thing i'm sayin' in this thread...

4bangers LOVE rpms. gear 'em low. do it.
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4.56's
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thanks for all the responses guys
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if you wanna run 33s and 4.10s and get 16MPG in the city you might as well run a 4.0L because thats what they get. If you're not getting 24-30 MPG in a 4 cylinder, especially a duratec, then you are geared too high. I know one person running a 2.3L LIMA, 31s, and 4.56s and he averages 26MPG, so for 33s definitely 4.88s, and for 35s run 5.13s.
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