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gears to run 35's

i have a '00 3.0l ranger i have stock gears and 31's, i got craked t-bars and im putting a body lift on soon so i can clear 35's, what gear set should i go with and how much might they cost me??
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456's & idk if 35's will clear
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it will i've seen many guys on here who have the same combo, how much might it run me??
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bout 200 for the rear & im not sure on the front(like 300 may b)
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Go with 4.88's. I can't comment on the labor cost. I install my own gears.
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ya 488's b better just read its a 3.0
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putting them in is not problem my causin builds crawlers and has a shop, he told just get them and bring my truck in, what would i have to do to put the in, i heard i would need a new carrier
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Being a 2000 I would probably buy master install kits (carrier and pinion bearings) or overhaul kits (all bearings and seals maybe) for the axles. If you digging in there and replacing stuff you might as well do it right.

You don't need a new carrier unless you want a new one, for a locker or something.

35s might "fit" on a 3" body lift depending on your definition of fit. If you actually plan to wheel it and get full use of the suspension they are going to rub, especially if you use 10" wide wheels.
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ok thanks, i'm gonna go 8" wide wheels, its gonna be my dd and offroader if i need to
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putting them in is not problem my causin builds crawlers and has a shop, he told just get them and bring my truck in, what would i have to do to put the in, i heard i would need a new carrier
so that means ur gunna SAS it right? haha

but ya, i got 4.88's and 35's and it feels nice. Not as sluggish as 3.73's and 32's too...so its not that bad.
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o i want to sas it but i don't have the money to do it and my dad won't let me
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Being a 2000 I would probably buy master install kits (carrier and pinion bearings) or overhaul kits (all bearings and seals maybe) for the axles. If you digging in there and replacing stuff you might as well do it right.

You don't need a new carrier unless you want a new one, for a locker or something.

35s might "fit" on a 3" body lift depending on your definition of fit. If you actually plan to wheel it and get full use of the suspension they are going to rub, especially if you use 10" wide wheels.
this.

i run 35's with a body lift. and i wouldnt wheel it. only basic trails. but if it required the truck to flex it would rub bad.

33's are the way to go if you wanna wheel
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I'm just buying 4.88 to throw on my 1999 with a 3.0 and 33's right now. Thats as deep as you can go with the ifs front too. Over at TRS is one of the better deals on gears, but Im pretty sure It can be beat. Front gears are $180.50 + $213.50 for the master rebuild kit. Back gears are $231.25 + $103.50 for the master rebuild kit. So like $730, but thats yukon so its the good stuff. Oh and to fit 35's you will have to max your t-bars. It will probably be tight, ride ruff and I'd imagine you will have excelerated wear in the front end.

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the site i looked was cheaper, but it was superior gears

superior-$623.03
yukon-$675.07
plus free shipping
at 4wheelerssupply.com
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4.88 w 33's or 35's
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would would happpen if i ran 33's instead of 35's ??
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You will turn higher rpms and have better low end.
I ran 4.88s with 33s on my sport trac (4.0 sohc auto) and it was awesome, but I'm not sure how the 3.0l works at higher rpms.
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ok, so how will truck act once i put new gears and tires
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You will turn higher rpms and have better low end.
I ran 4.88s with 33s on my sport trac (4.0 sohc auto) and it was awesome, but I'm not sure how the 3.0l works at higher rpms.
id say the 3.0L sucks at all rpms haha
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ok thanks lol, i really what to sas my truck, how hard is it, and how long would it take
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