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Gears for 35s and a 4.0 OHV?

As everyone knows Im gonna have 35s soon and I was wondering what would honestly be the best gear setup. I have some people tell me my 4.10s will be perfect then others tell me it will be slow as crap. Now of course Im used to smoking the heck out of my 265s with the 4.10s and I am alright with some decrease in take off but I dont wanna feel like I cant keep up to speed. What would be the best choice overall for performance and gas mileage?
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try the 4.10's forst. with the ohv having alot of low end grunt you may like it. if not i would recommend 4.56
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Thats what I was thinking..I mean of course I aint gotta do it all the time..I just dont wanna be killing the heck out of my motor trying to get going ya know? I cant handle less than 10 or 12 mpg...thats just wrong lol
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I have driven TrePaul86's ranger...4.0L SOHC, 35's, and stock 4.10s w/ automatic trans....it really aint that bad. Of couse try out your stock ratio and see how you can handle it. The engine can handle it definately. If it drives you insane, and you don't have enough low end, i'd suggest 4.56's.
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so i have the exact same truck as him, exept mine is the sport not the offroad.. the offroad came with 4.10's but the sport came with 3.73's?
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3.73's will not be enough gear for 35" tires, doesn't matter if it is an automatic or manual transmission....trust me, I have been there and done that for about 2 weeks with my old '97.....automatics, 3.73 gears, and 35" tires suck....

if you have a manual transmission, 4.10's are not bad (not the best, but not bad).....i ran 4.56 gears in BOTH an automatic AND a manual transmission (trans swap in the same truck) with 35" tires.....the 4.56 gears was really well with the automatic.....the 4.56 gears and the manual could do some crazy things.....i got roughly 17mpg on the highway with the automatic and roughly 18.5mpg on the highway with the manual....


So i guess all in all, 4.56 gears with a 4.0 should be the norm if you are going to run 35" tires....
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IF you are on the highway much stick to 4.10s or 4.56s but if you spend alot of time in the city and like to hammer on it. maybe think about 4.88s?
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i could turn the 35's quite well with the manual and 4.56 gears.....like Beard said, if you have an auto trans and you wanna run in the city then 4.88's are for you...
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If you have 4.10's dont worry about it I have a 3.0 and it has plenty of power. I am going to upgrade when I get an explorer axle just cause I will have to install gears in the axle anyways.
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Holy crap Andy 4.10s and a 3.0?? I guess that 3.0 has more than I thought it did!!

Ya I mean pretty much what I do is a pure mixture of all city and highway...and honestly I do like to get on it for sure. I just dont wanna be having rpms up to the moon when Im goin down the interstate. I wonder what 4.88s would put me at going 70 lol....4000? What do you have in yours Zach?
Im really thinkin hard on the 4.56s...and Maurice I know you had the ohv..that 17mpg is soundin reeeeaaallll good lol. Ill be honest I dont know if I need to get my truck re tuned or what but it acts kind of funny with these 33 grapplers. But maybe I just need to get used to it.
Have you guys installed gears yourself? I know its a pretty big deal and it has to be juuust right or stuff can get messed up
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Yea I can do burnouts and stuff I also have a programmer. But like I said it will be fine BUT if you were to regear I would go with the 4.56's or 4.88's I think I am going to go 4.88's when I regear just for the peppy feeling lol

I think I heard people with 4.88's running at 3K at highway speeds but dont know if I am right.


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I have 4.10s and 35s and its not bad at all, my rpms are just above 2000 when on hwy.. It just depends on ur driving habits and if u live in a hilly area, if u do then change out the gears but I'd wait n see before forking up the extra cash for some gears
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4.88's put me at 2700-2800 at 70mph. I love it. Even though my is a 3.0, it's about the same.

Kevoo's truck was not too bad with 4.10's and 35's, but it was way slower than with 33's.




I don't fear the gear...I'd say if your going to drop the $ on gears...go 4.88!!
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my mpg didnt really change much either the only thing that really effects it is how windy it is my truck is high and lite and NOT very wind friendly.. And latly the wind has been crazy!!!!
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amazingly i got BETTER mpg with 9" of lift, 35" tires, and 4.56 gears than I did when the truck was 100% stock.....granted i had a few motor improvements...
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i know this anit my thread but quick question. i have a 98 3.0L 4x4 off road manual, how do i find out what gears i have?
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i know this anit my thread but quick question. i have a 98 3.0L 4x4 off road manual, how do i find out what gears i have?
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Yea I can do burnouts and stuff I also have a programmer. But like I said it will be fine BUT if you were to regear I would go with the 4.56's or 4.88's I think I am going to go 4.88's when I regear just for the peppy feeling lol

I think I heard people with 4.88's running at 3K at highway speeds but dont know if I am right.


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i'm around 3000 at 75-80 (needle says 70)
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cool thanks now how about the front?
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the front gears are EXACTLY the same gear ratio as the rear......and you MUST keep it that way...
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i know that just want to know what type of axle to buy gears for.
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cool thanks now how about the front?
front should be the same
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i know that just want to know what type of axle to buy gears for.
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i know that just want to know what type of axle to buy gears for.
then you need to specify that and not just say "now how about the front"....
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at 70mph I'm at 2750rpms exactly on GPS. I love it. I'd go 5.13 and 35 if it was a trail truck.

I don't fear the gear at all.
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