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31's and 3.73's

I have a 2000 xlt with a 4.0 and auto trans. My question is, will i be able to run 31's and 3.73's with out having any problems with the transmission or having it be sluggish when trying to get going from a dead stop? Also my gears are 8.8 size if that helps at all.

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You'll be fine.
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you should be alright man.
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That is a pretty common stock setup, no problems.
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Just for reference, the FX4 Rangers that come stock with 31" tires have 4.10 gears. Personally, I've driven an older Ranger (not my current ride) with the 31"/3.73 combo and I didn't like it. That truck was a stick. Since yours is an auto, you may find the reduction in pickup more tolerable...
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Just for reference, the FX4 Rangers that come stock with 31" tires have 4.10 gears. Personally, I've driven an older Ranger (not my current ride) with the 31"/3.73 combo and I didn't like it. That truck was a stick. Since yours is an auto, you may find the reduction in pickup more tolerable...
with the stock size at 235/75r15 the truck has a lot of power. So do you think a 1 inch height difference will make that big of a difference?
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I'm running 3.73's and 31's with a 4.0 and auto. Doesn't feel sluggish at all, lights the tires up under heavy throttle. Seems pretty fine with me
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thats what i was running was fine
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i'm running stock that are close to 30s with those gears and i'm happy with it.
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You'll be fie cchsbuzz is running 33's and 3.73 with a 4.0 auto tranny..
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