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Should i put 33's on with 3.73 gears?? (how long till it all falls apart)
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Should i regear to 4:56?
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Interested also im thinking of going upto 33" and I have 4.10's
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the higher gear you have, the less stress there will be on your automatic transmission. i broke my tranny with 3.73 and 31's. then ran 4.56 with 31's and love it. if you do alot of city driving/off roading the 4.56 or 4.10 will be a whole lot better than 3.73.
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4.10 Is a good gear for 33's
3.73 mmmmmmm will be a [email protected]@ on the hwy
but the stockers should hold you aff for a wile
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4.10 Is a good gear for 33's
3.73 mmmmmmm will be a [email protected]@ on the hwy
but the stockers should hold you aff for a wile
I have 32's now..so i need to regear then, well somebody give me a ballpark range of TOTAL cost w/labor
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Dustin look for a 8.8 with 4.10s near you. You should be able to get it for under 300 bucks and can swap it in in a afternoon.
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I have 32's now..so i need to regear then, well somebody give me a ballpark range of TOTAL cost w/labor
I had 3.55 with 31" tires i was told it would cost roughly 850 bucks to regear my axle

I bought a 06 FX4 Level II axle with 4.10's out of a junk yard for $280.00

Use this to search for one

Dont know where in North carolina you live but did a search anywhere from $300 - $500

http://car-part.com/
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you will be fine either way you go.

the 4.10s would be great but not needed.
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you will be fine either way you go.

the 4.10s would be great but not needed.
You sure?? i also dont want added stress on my tranns since im auto.
Guess i need a BL and regearing....

I cant put just a rear axle in though, i have to regear the front too

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if your going over 33's you should have 4.10's.
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I cant put just a rear axle in though, i have to regear the front too
You have a 4.0, 4.10s work good with 33s. It might be cheaper to put a rear axle in then regear the front to match the new axle. You'll just have to price it and see.
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You have a 4.0, 4.10s work good with 33s. It might be cheaper to put a rear axle in then regear the front to match the new axle. You'll just have to price it and see.
Might be cheaper, your right....well guess i can hold off AGAIN then...ahh.
Well i need the BL before the 33's so thats first...then regear

OKay, what if i do put on 33's, how long you reckon i got till everything goes bad?(joint and trans)

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I've had 33s with 3.73s on my 4.0 OHV for about 4 years now, wheeled pretty often for about a year or so but haven't really taken it in the woods since, but never had an issue. But I have a standard trans...
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I have 33s on 3.73s with a 3.0 standard shift and it is a TURD. I loose speed in 4th gear to the floor on almost any hill lol I want 4.10s bad but I'm not sure if I should go 4.56 or not... I'm not gonna go any bigger than 33 for a LONG time. Don't mean to thread jack...
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I've had 33s with 3.73s on my 4.0 OHV for about 4 years now, wheeled pretty often for about a year or so but haven't really taken it in the woods since, but never had an issue. But I have a standard trans...
Nice to know, i like your truck.....Umm so "ANYone answer here". Would anybody put 33's with 3.73 on an Auto 4.0?? Or should i wait (regear)???

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I have 33s on 3.73s with a 3.0 standard shift and it is a TURD. I loose speed in 4th gear to the floor on almost any hill lol I want 4.10s bad but I'm not sure if I should go 4.56 or not... I'm not gonna go any bigger than 33 for a LONG time. Don't mean to thread jack...

Well id go 4.56 thats what im doing just in case i want bigger later...plus itd be a lil easier on my AUTO<<
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Get the 4.10's they are perfect for the 33's.
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Would anybody put 33's with 3.73 on an Auto 4.0?? Or should i wait (regear)???
You can do it, without regearing at all, but i wouldn't recommend it. Trevor (trepaul86) is running 35's with 4.10s with a 4.0 last i heard.
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You can do it, without regearing at all, but i wouldn't recommend it. Trevor (trepaul86) is running 35's with 4.10s with a 4.0 last i heard.
why wouldnt you recomend it?
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Everyone's opinoin is going to vary with tire size and gear ratio. It seems like you understand the real basic concept that 33's will suck with 3.73s, 33s will be alright on 4.10, 33s will run real well with 4.56s if you go off road, and it'll accelerate quick.

There will always be a guy that runs 35s on 4.10s, 33s on 3.55s, whatever. It may run "fine"...but their "fine" and your "fine" are two different things. Something like 4.10s and 35s will be very poor gas mileage around town, and struggle up hills and such on the highway.
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Everyone's opinoin is going to vary with tire size and gear ratio. It seems like you understand the real basic concept that 33's will suck with 3.73s, 33s will be alright on 4.10, 33s will run real well with 4.56s if you go off road, and it'll accelerate quick.

There will always be a guy that runs 35s on 4.10s, 33s on 3.55s, whatever. It may run "fine"...but their "fine" and your "fine" are two different things. Something like 4.10s and 35s will be very poor gas mileage around town, and struggle up hills and such on the highway.

gotcha, well im up for regearing to 4.56 as soon as the money comes in....thanks everbody
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Check this out:

http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...tioChange.html

it will tell you the gear ratio

This chart is helpfull in selecting the actual gear ratio that you need:

http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...tirechart.html

If you currently have 32"s and want to upgrade to 33"s, you most likely wont notice a huge difference. As for the tranny, I dunno about that. Ive never heard of a transmisson failing from using larger tires, although, running bigger tires than the truck was designed for will cause extra wear and tear.
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You have the 4.0 , you will notice some lag but it wont be to bad especaily sincce your a single cab less weight .

If your not planning on going higher than 33s get 4.10s , if thats whats going to happen buy a FX4 rear axle with 4.10s will be cheaper that regearing your current axle plus its stronger then all you have to worry about is the front .

If you think you will ever go bigger than 33s Ie 35s go ahead and get 4.56s front and rear will cost you probbally over a grand , while your at it if you wanted a locker it will be cheaper for them to put it in while there doing the gears , where as if you have it done later they will make you pay for tearing down and resetting the axel up , it will be a larger intail investment but it will pay off in the long run.
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if your going to re-gear I wouldn't even waste ur time going from 3.73 to 4.10, just go 4.56 if your going to fork out the money. Just my 2 cents
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if your going to re-gear I wouldn't even waste ur time going from 3.73 to 4.10, just go 4.56 if your going to fork out the money. Just my 2 cents
Agreed. I've got the 4.0, auto trans, 4.56 gears and 33s. Works great for low range offroad and gets up to speed on highway without issues.
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Agreed. I've got the 4.0, auto trans, 4.56 gears and 33s. Works great for low range offroad and gets up to speed on highway without issues.
So you agree not to change gears from 32-33, just 33+??

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if your going to re-gear I wouldn't even waste ur time going from 3.73 to 4.10, just go 4.56 if your going to fork out the money. Just my 2 cents
Your 2 cents is good...i guess ultimatley a man doesnt need 35+ tires esp. when he see maybe 20-30% trails for the life of the tires....I just like ridding a lil higher and have some tire stick out that way i can swipe someone and not worry about body damage......well i guess the plan will be do 4.56 regeard, i might need than higher range while wheeling even though i prob wont go 35+

Does the front need to be regeard with the rear right away, or can i wait and re-gear that just not put it in 4-wheel drive??

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