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Old 11-01-2007
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i think i got jacked help

im a neb with just a couple questions a while back on my 98 2wd ranger xlt i got 31s after i had a little fun i lost drive i took it to the transmission place they said my transmission went out because the tires were to big and said if i wanted to run bigger than stock i need a torque converter and new gears anyone know if that is bs??
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They are just tryin to make some $$$ off of you....never heard of someone runnin 31s and blowin a trans. The answer to your question
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Then again..where you having problems before you went and played...what where you doing before this happened?
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i dont know if i was having problems before fun i let discount picked up a tow stap and went out with my friends i only drove 10 min
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driving offroad? Ragging the truck?
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fun cost money
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Well im asuming your a 2.5 I4 if you are you might need to regear your rear end I wouldnt think just 31s would need it though ,
ps did you have any fitment issues with th 31s ?
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no fitment issues and i have a 3.0 v6
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yeah.. even with the 3.73's you most likely have and the 3.0L, the 31"s werent the problem, IMO.. like said above, BS.
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like my favorite shock jock bubba the lovesponge would say "i call shenanigans on the ***holes". you only put 31's on it's not like you lifted it and put on a set 48 inch swamper boggers. that tranny was goin out before. it just finally quit when you were playin. did you tell the shop you just put the tires on b4 you went out to play?
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Couple things need addressing here:

1) Please use capitol letters at the begining of a sentence and a period at the end. Otherwise older guys who know what they are doing, and who can give valuable information, just might mistake you for a punk kid. Spelling mistakes are ok as long as you get the point accross.

2) A stall convertor will ease the loads on everything with a off road type of vehicle. It effectively cushions shock loads in this type of application. RPMs of the driving shafts do not equal load. Load equals load. (that probably went over a few heads )

3) Your tranny needed rebuilding for one of several reasons. Since fwd went out you either have worn out clutch pacs and/or you lost fluid pressure that pushes the clutch pacs together. It was not directly the fault of 31" tires. However a taller/heavier than stock tire, combined with a heavy right foot, and a stock gear, with stock stall ratio puts increased loads on the tranny. (As well as everything else)
Chances are that the tranny fluid was never or hardly ever changed. Then add the increased loads over time and you have a failure.

Point being.. the tranny shop probably did'nt want to mess with trying to explain all this to you. So they just gave you a short answer that would make you happy at the moment. (welcome to the repair world)

Nearly every tranny failure is due to loads over time and a break down of the fluid.

You can't blame the shop for giving you a short answer. So to say "bs" only serves to further pride heaped on top of ignorance.

If your interested in using the 4x4 in a high performance way.. then accept several things right up front. You will break things. Less things will break if you modify them to be stronger, and take care of them (changing the fluids & filters more often).

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damn dude its the interent no reason to be a dick about it
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damn dude its the interent no reason to be a dick about it
Be a dick about it? What the hell you smokin... that's about the nicest answer on the Internet. Go over to Pirate if you want to see people be dicks.

Great answer wydop. I pretty much agree. I mean sure you truck should be able to handle 31's, but some times stuff breaks. You can definitely get by with 31's and 3.73s. I've 33s and the 4.0 with 3.73 so those shouldn't be an issue. I mean I think my truck came stock with 30.5" (265/75/15).

I'd say it's probably just a case of "Pay to Play."
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i had ford rebuild 5th gear when i ran 31" w/ my 3.73. could have been the previous owner, could have been me being too rough on a 2wd truck. but after lifting it, i blew out rear end, and had to replace everything, now have 4.56. i try to keep the rpms down, so i dont have to replace the 7.5" rear end that came stock.

just goes to show, 31" tires + stock gears + stock transmission +too much power = possible transmission problems.

it ALL depends on how hard you drive your truck!!!!
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I thought 3.0's came with the 8.8 rear end?
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...yea... but not 2wd's
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my 98 3.0 4x4 came with a 7.5 and 3.73's
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I thought 3.0's came with the 8.8 rear end?
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...yea... but not 2wd's
According to this thread and the information i gathered from my truck,

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=37149

I have the 8.8 4.10 diff with my 03 EDGE 3.0 5spd 2wd.

so that may ormay not always be true
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