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preferred gears with 33s

what would be the ideal gears for an 02 ranger edge 3.0 on 33" tires
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Auto or manual? Do you want it to perform well?
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its auto and yes i would like it to perform well....i just dont want to completely give up all hope in decent mpg...mind you this wont be an offroad truck and i live in florida so it will never even see a hill
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4.10s FTW
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4.10's should be fine. With the 3.slow and the auto, I would maybe consider 4.56.
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I'm running 32's with auto and 4.10's and I have plenty of gear and still get good mpg(thanks to a programmer) Which I am sure also helps while running 4.10's. I'd get a programmer and run 4.10's.
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what is the gear ratio in the truck now?

if its 4.10 then you will want to go to 4.56
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not to thread jack but im running a 3.0 with 32's and a 3.73. jump to 410's when i run 33's or am i good?
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what was your stock tire size?

i'd say you need 4.10's now
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4.10's yay.. haha

what would 4.56 and 31's do?
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you need to ask that question?

oh wait, i see you have bosch+4 plugs in your engine!
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i know little about gearing..

and well.. uhhh what is wrong with bosch +4??

arent they supposedly one of the top plugs?
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well if you own a BMW or a VW maybe.

i couldnt tell you how many of them i have pulled out of engines and tossed them in the garbage.

if you want a good set of plugs get a set of denso iridium fine wire plugs. NGK also makes them as well as MOTORCRAFT
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What would you consider a performance plug??? or a hotter plug.

Cause i have seen plugs give 5 - 10 hp on some show on the auto channel.

And about those gears.. what does it do? higher accel and worse mpg?
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can you regear a 7.5, or is it just worth finding a 8.8 out of a junkyard?
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get 8.8 you will like it better and through in a locker
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Cause i have seen plugs give 5 - 10 hp on some show on the auto channel.

in the real world this would not happen.

there is no "performance" spark plug on the market, just gimmicks that do not work as advertised.

you only need ONE path to ground, not four.

todays ignition systems demand a good spark plug to keep up. double platinum and iridium plugs are OEM, oh god i sound like bob now!!!!

maybe the only thing he and agree on.
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haha well i will look into that then.. maybe swap em out..
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if you arent making an offroad truck and you want decent MPG stay with 3.73. If you do want to take it off road sometimes go 4.10, if you are making it a beast 4.56
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if you want a stock feeling driver then anytime you increase tire size by more then 2 inches then you need to re-gear

the truck is going to be sluggish and you will loose MPG.
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04 edge is right, If the truck is sluggish then its having to work harder to keep the engine speed up. 3.0s like mid ranger rpm, if you are 2wd look at maybe 4.30s, i been thinking hard about them but since im upgrading to 33s one day. 4.56s are my bet but im a 4 banger.
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do you think i could get away with driving it around town with the 3.73s for about a month before i get new gears???
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yes you will be fine.
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decent mpg with a 3.0 373 on 33's??? i heard like 410 or 456 better mpg less speed
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Those ones up your RPM's at the same speed.. so say your at like

2500 rpm - 373 then you get
2750 2800 rpm - 410
3000 rpm - 456

not sure on accuracy of the number but its the idea that counts.
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