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dumb question....

Since i don't do any off-roading and am in the process of lowering my truck(4/5)... should i re gear my rear end for better performance???
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You could certainly go with a lower ratio if you want better low end performance
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I don't think so.. just lowering it and going with an overall smaller diameter tire will give it more zip.. I speak first hand from experience. Just going to the smaller diameter tires will "regear" it.. and I don't see it neccesary to regear the rear end if you're already going to be running smaller tires...UNLESS you have like.. a 3.08 gear ratio or something like that lol in which case I'd probably go to a 3.73.
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Right it does depend on the height of tire he is going to be running. But yep, shorter tires will help with the low end.
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Don't really have to. With the smaller tires you don't really need them.
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I will be running 275/35/R18s so who knows what will happen... Was just wondering. I do some long trips in the truck but mostly just short trips around town...
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youve probably got 3.73's or 3.55's....smaller tires will make you feel like you have a lower gear ratio....

forexample.....stock tires are 28" tall and stock gear ratio is 3.55:1. Then you go to 26" tires...just that change will make it feel like you have 3.73:1. Your rpms on the freeway will be higher with smaller tires....starting/acceleration in town will be "quicker". (note: just an example...i have no clue mathmatically what your new ratio would be with the new smaller tires. Twas just an example to show what i mean)
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