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Old 10-21-2006
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2.3 liter, re-gearing rear-end

i posted my plans to lift my truck 5 inches
and this guy told me that i might wanna consider re-gearing my rear-end
i want my truck to be all it can be. only i dont know what he is talking about really. or why i would need to do this?
any of u that know ur 2.3's tell me what u think. please!

why should i re-gear my rear end?
and how would i go about doing this?
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ohh yeah and 33 inch tires
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you need to regear to compensate for the larger tires. for 33s you would probly need 4.56 but you need at least 4.10s to make it managable.
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4.56 and 33s and you could move nicly even with the 4cyl
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where can i go to get this done?
and how much would it cost me?
if i dont do this what are the consequences (if i spelt that right i will crap myself)
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you could blow out the gears on your rear, you need to up the ratio from what is probably a 3.55 or 3.73 to at least 4.10's like Jason said but i'd recommend the 4.56's also

also just like Jason said it is to compensate, so without doing this your engine and tranny have to work alot harder to turn the bigger heavier meats.

the Ring and pinion/ gears set will run you roughly 100 and installation could easily double that because it is no easy task.

there is soooooo much to consider when lifting if you want to do it the right way the first time instead of replacing obsolete parts as you go. I think your lift being I beams will be cheaper than one for me would be, but I figured close to 3 G's in parts alone ( including wheels and tires) and if you are going to pay someone to install it for you you can assume it will be an extra 1-2g's

other things to consider are braking system, engine cooling, rearend, engine performance upgrades, exhaust upgrades, traction...etc.
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maybe you should lower your truck they still look cool but if you want to do any offroadin then dont
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yeah im not into the lowerd lift myself
and i dont mind having to end up paying more
this guy is only charging me 1400 for the lift its self
and im getting tires and rims from this guy that wrecked his truck for 500
But im going to have to look into everything else that Karpe said
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Old 10-22-2006
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Do u really need all these things?
i just want want i absolutely have to have.
i am in this souly for looks. i mean of course i dont wanna do anything to kill my truck. By no means do i want that. but at the same time im not trying to create a monster!
i just wanna have it looking good when im driving around.
What do i need to get er pretty? and healthy?
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