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My truck is confused

aight, i have a 2000 Mazda B4000, the top of the line as far as Mazdas go, i got 4x4, power everything, etc...

well, i have 4.10 gears in the rear. i know this, because i still have the window sticker from the dealer, and it says "4.10 ratio gears".

fine....thats cool.,...i suck a bit more gas....but cool

well, the other day i was under the truck messin with stuff, and i happened to stumble on a kinda of either sticker or plate pressed onto the pumpkin of the front axle....curious to what it says, i read it....

ya know what it said?

"Gear Ratio: 3.73"

WTF?!?!
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what is the axle code on the door jam?
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Friggin Mazdas... heh kidding. That's weird tho..
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I'd take that thing back to the dealer and ask WTF!

On that note the same thing happend to my truck. When I went to look at it the people had the sticker and it said 4.10 so thats what I thought it had. When I went back a couple days later to buy it they had tossed the sticker not thinking I'd want it. A year or so later I was snooping under the truck and found that I have 3.73's.. bah..
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there should be a plate tag thing on the rear axel as well. if the front and the rear axel plate tag things are different you need to get it fixed.

edit: second thought I would complain to the dealer either way, first check the rear tag thing and I would make sure you have 4.10's front and rear. If they are not the same you can have problems when you use your 4WD.
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what is the axle code on the door jam?
it says

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96




what does that mean
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it means you have a 8.8 axle, open differental and 3.73 gears

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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well chit!!!

what crap! if i get this sorry gas mileage with the gears....damn...i'll never buy another truck again! haha

well, thanks for tellin me...i should kick the mazda dealer in the nads...but anyway
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Could you get $ back for something like this? I mean, you paid for 4.10s...
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well, at this point, theres nothin really the dealer can do

the thing is 95% paid off, and the warranty is gone on it....i've already done mods to it...they wouldnt do anything....

so that means i'd have to do the labor, like a locker or etc...
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Your complaining of gas mileage with a 4.0 and 3.73's? Ha....You have no room to complain...3.0 4.10's and 35's...
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4cyl 3.73 and 32's dont any of you go there about gas millage
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All choices of you guys, ya coulda gone with a bike, but NOOO, ya had to get all fancy with an engine and whatnot.

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haha, well, i guess i'm used to other things...

either i'm drivin my truck, or my girls 98 honda civic ex...

thas right... 1.8L....mmmmm...gooood gas...

but ya....it still sucks too much gas for me.....eh, what ya gonna do though?
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All choices of you guys, ya coulda gone with a bike, but NOOO, ya had to get all fancy with an engine and whatnot.

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someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed...

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wow... u got ripped...lol
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haha

u got a 5 speed?

psssshh

i got a 10 speed!!! bite me!!!
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4cyl 3.73 and 32's dont any of you go there about gas millage
When my truck drives again, i don't think anyone can complain about gas mileage.
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was 2000 the last year of the 4 speed autos? Just wonderin
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nah, my 2000 has a 5 speed auto
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who wants to complain about gas mileage? wuts the displacement in my signature?

but yea, the 4.10s in the ranger were great at times.
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if i had a honda, i'd still complain unless someone else paid for my gas...haha
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5.0 nough said.
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who wants to complain about gas mileage? wuts the displacement in my signature?

but yea, the 4.10s in the ranger were great at times.

no one forced you to get that truck.. Not as fast as your 4.0 was.

I'll pay gas for my car anyday, i got 3.08's 70mph @ 1400rpm
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haha i paid for 3.73 open and got 4.10 ls.....im ok with it
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