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idk im honestly really bored. because when i have downtime if im not with friends i almost always have something to do on the truck whether it be a mod or cleaning something else up
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wait so you have 4.10s now?
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lol your really gonna love the new gears! its going to be a totally different truck
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i know i cant wait!!! i really cant even imagine how its gonna feel. i totally forget how my truck felt stock haha

and yeah, 4.10's
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i remember when i got my 4.88's installed. It was bad to the ****ing ***
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ahhh!

so should it feel pretty much identical to how it did stock? i just remember it being as quick as the full size trucks haha
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When I went from 3.73's to 4.56s...I rediscovered that my truck was actually capable of acceleration...something I had forgotten!
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Tyler, I was in the same boat you are, I did alot of researching on here, and getting different opinions from guys who were running either gear ratio. I went with 4.88's, and 100% happy that i did, I would have been kicking myself in the *** if I hadn't. 4.88 w/35's is perfect, Off Road/ On the road, freeway or in town. 4.88!!
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ahhh!

so should it feel pretty much identical to how it did stock? i just remember it being as quick as the full size trucks haha
i was upset that when i first drove it, it felt the same., but after i got it on the freeway i knew it wasnot i could haul *** in 5th gear like nobody's business and pass with out downshifting and it was fun to drive again.

over all it was a major inprovement. My only complaaint was i waited so long to do the swap.
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yeah im pissed i waited so long to gear up. cost me a trans haha. luckily that was under warranty though!

but damn im so excited i woke up at freakin 5 AM.
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Awesome that you are getting 4.88s!

I have a threadjacking sort of question though. How bad do you guys think it would be with 4.88s and 33s. Eventually, when/if I quit offroading my truck, I want to get 35s and I only want to regear once obviously. I think I would like the lower gear with 33s, as long as it isnt too gearbound. I am also trying not to scatter another transmission. Unfortunately, mine wasn't under warranty.
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Awesome that you are getting 4.88s!

I have a threadjacking sort of question though. How bad do you guys think it would be with 4.88s and 33s. Eventually, when/if I quit offroading my truck, I want to get 35s and I only want to regear once obviously. I think I would like the lower gear with 33s, as long as it isnt too gearbound. I am also trying not to scatter another transmission. Unfortunately, mine wasn't under warranty.
You'll be fine. Obviously it will rev higher on the highway, but the engine will still be in its power band.
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I CANNOT WAIT until I get my 4.10 8.8 Torsen in. I will be running it on on stock 225s until next summer! It is going to be a blast....until I get 32s haha.
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Awesome that you are getting 4.88s!

I have a threadjacking sort of question though. How bad do you guys think it would be with 4.88s and 33s. Eventually, when/if I quit offroading my truck, I want to get 35s and I only want to regear once obviously. I think I would like the lower gear with 33s, as long as it isnt too gearbound. I am also trying not to scatter another transmission. Unfortunately, mine wasn't under warranty.
My 05 Sport Trac (4.0L SOHC automatic 4x4) had 4.88 gears and 33x12.50s, it was fine. Went like hell from a stop. Highway was fine, just revved a little higher.
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OMG OMG OMG so amazing!!!! and i've been super easy on the truck so far. gotta break em in for a couple hundred miles. but wow holy crap! just normally accelerating from a light its so nice! shifts way lower with hardly giving it any gas. doesn't hesitate on the shifts like it did before. ahhh just so amazing!

oh and everything ran me 1,323.

gears and everything ran a bit over 500. rest is labor.
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OMG OMG OMG so amazing!!!! and i've been super easy on the truck so far. gotta break em in for a couple hundred miles. but wow holy crap! just normally accelerating from a light its so nice! shifts way lower with hardly giving it any gas. doesn't hesitate on the shifts like it did before. ahhh just so amazing!

oh and everything ran me 1,323.

gears and everything ran a bit over 500. rest is labor.
Yet another awesome post that confirms the theory: if you go 35's, you should REALLY consider swapping gears!!
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Yep! I mean I knew I shoulda in the first place but the funds just weren't there lol
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Awesome, glad to hear you like it. Now there is another person on the forum with some sense to recommend the correct gearing to re-gearing newbs! lol
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Oh and also have speedo vid of before and once it's broken in I'll take an after vid!
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Oh and also have speedo vid of before and once it's broken in I'll take an after vid!
You better have driven 300 miles by tomorrow morning. Or i'll be pissed.
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