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7.5 w/ 4.56 and L/S

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7.5 w/ 4.56 and L/S

I just got my LS in the mail today, wont install it for awhile.
I am currently running 3.73 in my 7.5
was wondering if i could squeeze in 4.56s in my 7.5 w/ an LS
or should i just go w/ 4.10s???
 
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tire size
 
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4.56s is i think the biggest you can go "comfortably" in a 7.5. you can run 5.13s but theres little room for fluid.
 
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Originally Posted by emericax21
tire size
Its in his signature
 
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4.10s
 
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with the 3.0 for 32 or 33s the 4.56s would feel real nice...
 
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4.10's work pretty good with my 33's, got good gas mileage and decent acceleration, well as good as its going to get with the o so powerful 3.0...

what kind of l/s did you get, how much and where did you get it from, if ya dont mind me asking
 
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Originally Posted by xp1ik99
4.10's work pretty good with my 33's, got good gas mileage and decent acceleration, well as good as its going to get with the o so powerful 3.0...

what kind of l/s did you get, how much and where did you get it from, if ya dont mind me asking
IT DEPENS ON WHAT HE WANT IT FOR TOO
 
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well generally your not going to be rock crawling a 2wd, i mean go for it if thats your thing but your prob not going to get to far, hes running an a/t so it see's pavment at one point or another and isnt a trail ****, sooooo 4.10 gearing IMO would work well for someone like him, 4.56's wouldnt be a horrible choice either but like its been said, in a 7.5 rear, there isnt to much room......
 
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Or he could swap to an 8.8...then get 4.56's.

Every day I drive my truck, I think 4.56's are more suited for the 3.0 and 33's.



I would say do it the right way, but thats just me!
 
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i would rather do 4.56s than 4.10s, but i just dont know if all that could fit in my lil 7.5, and since i already have the LS unit i dont feel like goin up to an 8.8
i do some offroad, no rock crawling though.

so is there anybody who knows if 4.56s and an LS will fit in my 7.5?
 
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it should, the l/s shoudlnt be to much if any bigger than your factory open. i know 5.13s are not the best idea on a 7.5, but i think youll be ok with 4.56.
 
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4.56s fit fine, even 5.13s fit in the 7.5, definitly go for the 4.56s for anything over a 31" tire, if i hadnt gotten my axle with 4.10s in it already I may have gone with 4.56s. when i go up to 33s im actually gonna use 4.88s. I know i have a 2.3 but the 3.0 runs almost the same as the 2.3 in likeing to be revved and getting better mileage at a higher cruising RPM.
 

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