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Gearing Question about 2000 off road package

I have a slightly modified 2000 off road edition. I currently run wide steel wheels, and 32" tires, I've also added a winch and a new bumper, the winch and bumper far outweigh the stock one. I was wondering 1.) what is my stock gearing? I believe that I have 4.11 but I couldn't find an exact answer in my googling, 2.) would the performance gains from moving up to 4.56 gears be worth it? wear on tranny without gearing etc? I know that usually 32" tires are not that big of a change to cause a large amount of wear and power loss but with the extra weight in the front and extra rotating weight I want to make sure I'm doing what's right for the truck. Thank you for any advice, or direction to any post that answers these questions for me.
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The sticker on the driver's side door jamb will have an axle code. Post it here.
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I had 4.56s and 32s.. Bad move (have 35s now) on the higway my truck was screaming!!!!!
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I believe the axle code it 97. If this isn't the right number, I'll look again.
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Code: 97

Description: open 8.8"

Capacity: 2750

Gears: 4.10
Thats what you have.
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Open 8.8 with 4.10 gear.
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So I googled just the axle code and I do have 4.10 gears stock. (thank you OTRtech) So, the same question about my performance exists; if I don't care to up-size my tires would the benefits of gearing to 4.56 outweigh the downfalls? Or should I just stay at 4.10s?

Thank you for the advice black mamba, did you do any heavy towing with the 4.56s and 32s? Any steep incline crawl? I'm usually cruising at about highway speeds where I live, but I would forgo loss there if it made my vehicle more capable in towing and power.

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Thank you both OTRtech and 98liftedranger, I should have thought about simply googling the axle code... sort of a brain fart on my end.
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Adam likes getting the jump on me.

That don't sound right does it.
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lol Not really!

And with 32's I would keep 4.10's.
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Adam likes getting the jump on me.

That don't sound right does it.
hahahaha that's pretty funny.

Thanks again blackmamba, I'll keep the money in the bank and regear if I ever get bigger tires.
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Cool! I mean.. I lived with it because I was mostly around town but the 4.56 and 35s are (.)(.)
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