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Not relevant really. Bigger tires, turning lore weight, etc. Same RPMs are not going to feel like stock anyway.
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i say 4.88
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Not trying to jack the thread here, but just curious how much it costs to re-gear?
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a lot. lol
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I'm going to use my old 7.5 inch to practice regearing. i figure if i do it a fee times i'll be pretty good at it. then i have to do one with a Torsen in it.
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I'm going to use my old 7.5 inch to practice regearing. i figure if i do it a fee times i'll be pretty good at it. then i have to do one with a Torsen in it.
You have the special tools?
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X2 my 4:56's work great for my 33's but if i was running 35's i would def have 4:88. the SOHC likes rpm's anyways. youll be surprised how much mileage you will get back after you re-gear.
Hey guys...normally I stick to TRS...and this is a thread jack (sorry..haha)...but I have 33's and I used to have 3.73's...switched to 4.56's. NO increase in mileage...if anything it got slightly worse. I'm kinda disappointed Driving style stayed the same. I have an OHV, but still...WTF!

And yes...regearing is alot of money...I thought I'd get some of that back in fuel savings...nope
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With the OHV and 4.56 gears on 33s, I'm not surprised. The OHV does not like to rev, it would have been better suited to 4.10s in my opinion.
The SOHC is a much different monster, it needs revs, it likes to rev.

Still, re-gearing to improve fuel economy almost never pencils out. Spending $1200+ to possibly get 1-2mpg back doesn't make a lot of sense. Do it for performance, not MPG. If you pick up some mileage, great. If not, at least it moves better!
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Not trying to jack the thread here, but just curious how much it costs to re-gear?
generally a shop charges anywhere in between $550-$700. best bang for buck mod around tho
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With the OHV and 4.56 gears on 33s, I'm not surprised. The OHV does not like to rev, it would have been better suited to 4.10s in my opinion.
The SOHC is a much different monster, it needs revs, it likes to rev.

Still, re-gearing to improve fuel economy almost never pencils out. Spending $1200+ to possibly get 1-2mpg back doesn't make a lot of sense. Do it for performance, not MPG. If you pick up some mileage, great. If not, at least it moves better!
Yeah I think I will just get some 35's to lower the revs haha...Also I have no cat back currently so I'm thinking that that makes me lose some torque...it seems kinda pansy-ish around 2000. Anyways for sure I would do it again! The main point of regearing wasn't to get better MPG, just I hoped that would be a perk. I did some damage to my tranny having that combo, its way better on it now tho. It sure does move better...I forgot what acceleration was with 3.73's! haha
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You have the special tools?
I;ll figure it out as I go. The things just sitting in the garage so no harm no foul if I leave it in pieces orget stuck.
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so quick question, will i notice a power increase on the highway as well? like for passing and whatnot?
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you definitely should. compared to what you have now.
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Goes in next Wednesday! Get it back Thursday! Yukon 4.88's
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another 4.88 vote
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Goes in next Wednesday! Get it back Thursday! Yukon 4.88's
Nice man! Can you give me details on what you bought and how much the shop is charging ya? I'm planning this mod too..!
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They're charging 1300. Parts for the front diff are on order. I'll give you more details when I find out!
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Wow! Guess I don't charge enough.
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They're charging 1300. Parts for the front diff are on order. I'll give you more details when I find out!
1300$ including them installing the gears, right? Cause otherwise expensive! I'm gonna try to get a shop to install the coilovers after they do the gears, it makes sense and also makes the lift reinstall much easier I would think.
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yeah 1300 is for everything

can't complain. its one of the best recommended shops out here

everyone i talk to that knows anything about that stuff recommends this place

called Dans Driveline
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$1300 is fair. It's not the best deal out there but certainly not the worst. A good gear install is worth paying for, to get it right the first time IMO.
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how much was the parts alone? out of curiosity..
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I'll have to ask. I just asked for total price over the phone
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