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need help regearing

I'm getting 33" by 12.5" tires my gear ratio is 3.73 and my stock tires are 215. What should my new gear ratio be and where should i get them at?
I know i can get them at summitracing but i have no idea what kind to get for an 01 ranger edge.
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New tire size/old tire size x current gear ratio = new ratio.

you cant just say 215 though, 215 is a width in those dimensions. what was the aspect ratio?
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215 x 75 x 15
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you had 3.73s..

4.10s should work i think 4.56 are kinda steep for 33s.right...
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i went to summit to look for 4.10 gears but i don't know what kind to put on my truck.
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the gear ratio to make it the same would be 4.36, and since that ratio doesnt exist, 4.10 or 4.56 are your best choices. Ide go 4.56s though, the added weight of the 33s the 4.56s would be nice...
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ive heard only good things about genuine gear
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do you know if you have an 8.8? they make 4.30 gear which would be ideal
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ya 4.56 would be nice but aren't 4.10's better for gas? how do i know how many inches my axle is so i can get the right size gears?
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depends on what kind of driving you do. higher numerical ratio for main city driving and lower numerical ratio for mainly highway driving. if you peep under and check the tag on the axle and give us the numbers we can tell you. what kind of engine do you have as well?
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i've got a 3.0 liter. my tags say 7.5"
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haha this kid aint no bad **** haha jk this is the guy i posted about looking for gears.
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i would put 4.10s in or heck upgrade that 7.5 to an 8.8
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Here you go man http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/produ...U&expand=sub3# this is the cheapest I found.
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why waste money on upgrading a 7.5?
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Bc he just has a summer job lifeguarding and arent the 8.8 upgrades expensive or am I wrong?
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prolly the same price.

im saying find a ranger in a junkyard with an 8.8 and with 4.10s and unbolt it and bolt it up to yours.

spend 150-200 on gears + install kits + labor for a 7.5 or spend around 250 on a different axle with much more possibilities.
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Dang I didnt know they were that cheap.
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yeah itde be cheaper to upgrade the axle with the gears already in
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Dang I didnt know they were that cheap.
ya you can normally find them priced for that at junkyards. you can get them from explorers and 01+ rangers with the 4.0 and some 3.0 have the 8.8 in them with 4.10s
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i would like to have an 8.8 but i don't ever have time off to go looking around in
junkyards for axles and i wouldn't know how to get the axle off anyways. I'm ready to get my lift and tires on now. Whats so bad about upgrading a 7.5"
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