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should i re-gear

i have a 98 ranger 3.0 with a 7.5 and 3.73's should i re-gear for 33's, i don't know but in spring i might get a different rear end i dont know tho so any input is much appreciated ooh and i dont think its the open i believe previous owner had a limited slip installed
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i didn't have any problems with my 33's and 4.10 gears until this past weekend when i went to my parents in Birmingham... lets just say it doesn't like the hills much
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well i think ill get an 8.8 or regear to 4.10
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I don't know if you have seen this chart.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...tirechart.html


Personally 4.10 and 33's are ok, but a 4.30 would be better choice for better acceleration. If your axle your planning on swapping needs a rebuild i would regear otherwise leave it alone till it does need a rebuild.
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i havnt seen that chart thx, im gonna re-gear to 4.10 or 4.30 dont know yet ill see im not gonna run 33's with 3.73's but im gonna try my buddies to see how it does
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ok ive decided to get 4.56's or 4.10's i dont know what to get or if they make an in-between, help please.
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Yeah my truck with 32s and 4.10s hates going up hills which sucks going to school in the mountains. I'll be going to 4.56s with my 35s.
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i'd definately go with 4.56's. i ran 33's on my 93 with a 3.0l and 3.73's and it was a total dog. overdrive was useless.
dont waste your time with 4.10's. gears arent cheap to buy and install do it right the first time.
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are you 4x4 or 2wd?
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4.56s and 33's would suck on the Hwy. I have 33's and 4.10s which works great for me and on the Hwy. I'm doing around 2500 rpm at 70 mph. With 33s, I wouldnt go over 4.30 unless you want your motor screaming down the Hwy.
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i ran 3.73s for a while before my 7.5 garnaided. Id highly reckamend getting a 8.8. Also i didnt knotice much difference between 3.73 and 4.10 i would go 4.56. Im planning on putting 4.88 and am almost pondering 5.13 with 35s.....
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4.56s and 33's would suck on the Hwy. I have 33's and 4.10s which works great for me and on the Hwy. I'm doing around 2500 rpm at 70 mph. With 33s, I wouldnt go over 4.30 unless you want your motor screaming down the Hwy.
i was planning on gettin 4.30's or 4.56's but i cant find any 4.30's anywhere (havnt looked alot but ive looked) any links to some, also im on the hghway almost everyday for like 20mi and i also want something good offroad 3.73's suck even with 235's in high (i learned my lesson not to wheel in high i ruined a new clutch lol) but i just want something thatll b good on highway and off road
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I ran 32 on a 373 rear. I did exhaust, TB, and intake mods. That seemed to even to bring it back to stock. I didn't do any timed runs tho.

4.30 for 8.8

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294901314
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4.30 for 8.8
thats all good and all but they dont make 4.30 gears for the front. also the 3.0l doesnt seem to like low rpm's. it makes its power around 3000rpm. so to say 4.56 gears would suck on the highway your totally wrong. after putting 4.56's in my 3.0l 4x4 5 speed, i could actually use OD on the highway and the rpms were right where they needed to be to not have to down shift on every hill.
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allright im gonna get 4.56's any links to sites?
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