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too much gear?

ive order 5:13 for my 8.8.i have pretty much a stock 4.0L with an auto tranny and currently running 38.5x15 boggers.is this to much gear or what?
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38's!!!!!!! um holy crap...lets see here. give me a sec

EDIT found it http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...tirechart.html

a 4.88, or 5.13 will work good
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For 38's, I would guess not. I really feel sorry for your poor lil axle though.
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Sounds about right to me.
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For 38's, I would guess not. I really feel sorry for your poor lil axle though.
ditto if you dont have a 31 sline rear axle better kiss that 28 spline babye soon
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Explorer diff swap anyone? yay for the 31 spline. OOOOR get a 35 spline....
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glad i went with the 5:13.
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5:13s will be more prone to over heating due to the tighter clearences. look into a girdle for extra fluid and cooling.
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I'm using 5.13's with 39.5's...i figure it'll make it driveable on the street and i'll put the low gearing in the t-case for off-road.
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Way to much gear...
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Rangers come with 4.10's for 30's
if you used 5.13's that would be equiv to 37.5" tires

Or to put it another way.

38.5/30 =1.28 4.10x1.28=5.26 gearing.

So 5.13 is fine or even higher (if possible not sure what is avail for 8.8)

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You'll be just fine with the 5:13. You got alotta truck goin on, so might also wanna check your tranny and engine strength.
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still glad i went with the 5:13.
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