4.56's for 285's - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-04-2007
mersingt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Apex nc
Posts: 340
4.56's for 285's

what do you think??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
No =]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
those are for 35's 410 is good for 33's that is if you have a 4.0L
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
he has a 4.0 4wd and that's a lotta dinero just to get a bit of speed back and hurt your gas mileage and whatnot.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-05-2007
doc's Avatar
doc doc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Media, PA
Posts: 1,406
I had 4.10 on my 285's and I still did 90 very easily... Not needed.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-05-2007
rolla_guy72's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 3,256
You'oll porbably get better gas mileage with the 285s and 4.10s
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-05-2007
rdy4mud's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Howell, NJ
Posts: 252
yeah the 4.56's is a little extreme
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-05-2007
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
i bout laughed.........

NO......you will get somewhere around 10mpg because of the engine screaming......not to mention you probably wont be able to keep traction....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-05-2007
redranger04g's Avatar
Member

iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Placentia, CA
Posts: 928
dont do it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-05-2007
mersingt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Apex nc
Posts: 340
dont you use 4.56's for 33 1250's ??? is that just for the weight of the extra width....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,966
285 are essentially a 33 for a 16" rim. 33's and 4.10's are ample. My 33's on my 3.0 w/ a few mods was ample.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-05-2007
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
stay with 4.10's they have plenty of power.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-05-2007
bryanjints's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Posts: 1,857
I run 4.56's with 33's but the TSL's are a rugged tire and don't roll very nicely not to mention the rims I have are very heavy. The 4.56's give me the acceleration I wanted and great power off road. I barely have to floor it any more. At least I have needed to floor it yet I am sure they are going to get me into more difficult situations in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-05-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryanjints
I run 4.56's with 33's but the TSL's are a rugged tire and don't roll very nicely not to mention the rims I have are very heavy. The 4.56's give me the acceleration I wanted and great power off road. I barely have to floor it any more. At least I have needed to floor it yet I am sure they are going to get me into more difficult situations in the future.
I have noticed that in 4lo, my torque is insane. I have climbed my truck up massive snowbanks with only a tiny bit of throttle. I always wondered if it was 4.10 gearing, the engine, or 4lo that had the most pronounced effect.

Note in the pic below that my truck is on 35s, so the headlights arent near the ground.

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-05-2007
bryanjints's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Posts: 1,857
in 4low my trucks power is more than I ever imagined it would be. I will show the power I had I know that with my 3.73's he was not get out of this hole by my truck.






His truck wouldn't start and that mud had him suctioned in there. I had to pull him out without any help.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-06-2007
ryan21c21's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 36
Don't listen to them man, go ahead and do it, I mean you will never have to worry about another speeding ticket again. lol
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-06-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
yah and you wont want a speeding ticket, since you paid $600 to regear your truck.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-06-2007
casfz1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: southgate, mi
Posts: 1,989
I say do it. Look at a stock truck they come with anything from a 235x75 to a 31" tall tire and come with 4:10's and now you are running a 33" tall tire which puts you out of your powerband. A 4:27 or a 4:56 gear will put you back to within factory specs and since they do not make a 4:27 gear for our front axle then that makes the 4:56 the only choice to bring it back to stock.

with all that said you can run a 33" tall tire with 4:10's with no problems but you will not have the stock performance. Also as some people have stated you may get a little better gas mileage but that also really depends on how much your new 33's weigh because if they are heavy then your gas mileage will go down trust me.

Last edited by casfz1; 08-06-2007 at 01:22 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-06-2007
doc's Avatar
doc doc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Media, PA
Posts: 1,406
Yeah but with a 4.56 he will have no top end speed.... Or at 65 he will be at 4000 or 5000 rpms
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-06-2007
TommyC's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 1,012
There's a lot of variables that no one knows or has even bothered to ask which would effect the optimal gear ratio.

1) Is this a daily driver?
2) How much freeway driving is there?
3) What is the top speed you travel?

Some people over at http://www.offroadrangers.com/forum have 32s & 4.56 gears, so you may want to checkout what they have to say about it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by doc
Yeah but with a 4.56 he will have no top end speed.... Or at 65 he will be at 4000 or 5000 rpms
That seems a bit exaggerated. I'm about 2.5K @ 65 MPH. I doubt a .26 change in gear ratio would double his RPMs...
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-06-2007
casfz1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: southgate, mi
Posts: 1,989
Doc in over drive he would be right around 3000 rpm's at 65 mph with a 1:1 gear ratio in the trans so with a over drive trans he would be even less. here is the chart that i used.

Last edited by casfz1; 08-26-2008 at 03:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-06-2007
04 EDGE
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
nobody has asked him what gears ARE IN THE TRUCK NOW!
if he has 3.73's then 4.10's are good, if he has 4.10's then he could go 4.56's or the one between, i forget what number that is
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-23-2007
t_schloesser's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 739
i blew out my rear end w/ 31's so i had 4.56 put it... its sucks on the free way, but i did it so in the future i can put bigger tires on. i would recommend 4.10's. at 70mph i'm at 3k rpm. but thats not the problem. when my speedometer reads 70, i'm doing around 60. so my stock governer is 95, in reality, around 80. (which causes trouble driving on the Florida Turnpike daily)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-24-2007
ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
Posts: 4,502
i had 4.56s with 32s and i got about 12mpg if i was lucky. and the power was awsome. um i topped out at about 85mph. was it worth it? hell yea
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-24-2007
red_fx2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: lakeland, fl
Posts: 32
tim how'd u blow out ur rearend with 31's?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
285/75/16 ranger Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 4 11-07-2006 08:46 AM
285/75/16's Do Fit, Proof with Pictures! 05RangerXLT Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 33 04-11-2006 09:28 PM
285-60-18 TheBlueEdge Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 23 02-04-2006 01:50 PM
285/75/16 Dld43466 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 7 09-15-2005 09:27 AM
285/75/16 bret79 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 10 02-22-2005 05:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.