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4.10 gears

Im looking to take my 2004 ranger 3.0l from stock gear ratio to 4.10. I go to school about 380 miles from home but i make the trip only every 2-3 months or so, other than that its mostly city driving. ive heard that the gears will make my rpms higher on the highway, but how bad, and should i be okay with the highway situation considering my time on the highway. Just fyi: tire size : 255/70/r16 and i have a tuner that will adjust the speedo to compensate for gear change
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check sig. i'm running about 3000rpm at 70mph with my set up.
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what do you mean by check sig? and hey considering im currently running about 2750 at 70 thats not bad. do you ever take your truck on "long trips" 100+ miles?
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they should help your mpgs actually
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i got a ford ranger 3.0 sport who came stock with a 4.10... the rpm diference cant be much cause mine revs pretty on highways...it give extra power for towing 2...it a good thing to have in smaler truck if you plan any towing
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Im sorry i didnt mention it before, but i am looking to get off the line as quickly as possible without sacrificing too much for a daily driver. will these be fine?
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You'll be fine
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check sig. i'm running about 3000rpm at 70mph with my set up.
Dang 3000? I run like 2400-2500 RPMs at 70 with an auto tranny and 4.10s with a 4.0. Is that bc you are a 5speed?
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Dang 3000? I run like 2400-2500 RPMs at 70 with an auto tranny and 4.10s with a 4.0. Is that bc you are a 5speed?
i run 3000 at 70mph...2500 at 65mph
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Thanks for all the help. Anybody know about installation? I do not have access to a lift can i still do it? or how much do you think it would cost professionally
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if you have a jack lift and jack stands i think youll be able to
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you'll need to set the lash, check pinion depth, install new ring gear and torque it with a vice holding it etc etc lol

if you have a 4wheel parts near you they'll do it for 250 i believe.
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I have a friend thats a mechanic for the border patrol and sheriff department. he said he would do it for a 24 pack of budlight lmao
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haha nice saves you $$$
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Anybody know what my top end might be dropped to as a result?
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idk what you mean by that but if it helps, my RPM at 50mph is 1300 on 33x12.5 tires. Its actually not terrible on gas with the big tires.
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Sorry, i shouldve been clearer. I meant top end speed. i can get it uo to 126 with the set up i have. but honestly i never go that fast so unless the gears drop the top speed to like 80 or something then it should be fine. will it drop the top speed that bad?
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If you do not have a tuner, your truck will not do 126,

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if you have a jack lift and jack stands i think youll be able to
^^ damn if thats all i need to do rear axles ive been doing them wrong all along!

on a serious note, you will be happy with 4.10's 3000 RPM seems excessive on the highway for 5th gear. I run 2400 at 70 with 4.10's and 33's
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So it turns out my truck comes with 4.10s. its still slow as hell off the line, will going to say like a 4.33 or 4.56 help me launch quicker?
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you don't want to launch quicker, you have a truck.
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you don't want to launch quicker, you have a truck.
Why wouldnt i want to get off the line quicker?
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I do have a tuner
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Trucks aren't made to go fast, the 4.10's are plenty good for what you'll ever need. the faster you go, the more stuff that breaks, i've got plenty of firsthand experience there. i tried to make a stock 93 4.0 go fast once, and then a few rod's decided to evict themselves from their holdings.
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Its not like i wanna fly down the road at 150mph hell not even 100+. i just want my 0-60 faster. Its just something ive wanted to do since i got my first truck.
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