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I have 4.88s and 35s too and I would've gone 5.13 if it was possible. I don't think 4.88s are a low enough gear for my truck. I can't imagine 4.56s. I'm sure they will still be a big improvement over the 3.73s though.
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Help me understand, what do you mean low enough gear...Like will 4.56's not be enough for 35's and do some mild offroading??...Like wont your top speed, and gas go down with 5.13's or 4.88's?
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I'm dropping my axles off today.....$150 per axle. I indirectly know the guy...he does LOTS of business with my buddy's. He knows his **** too.......never had a warranty r&p in 12yrs @ randy's. Was offered a job as head installer there as well.
$150 per axle?!? *Cries* I was quoted over $1000 for labor alone to get 4.88s. So it looks like SAS time. I know that won't be cheap either but I can fab my own stuff. I just didn't want to have to pay someone else a huge amount to install gears(Something I'm not willing to mess up myself...yet)
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All I know is my truck, 35's and 4.10's, absolutely sucks trying to get up to speed when already going.

It does good enough off the line for me around town, but I can see were hill climbs and stuff like that would kill you. Then when I'm at speed and need to pass somebody or something like that it accelerates slower then ****.

Listen to these guys that have them. I know I am.

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$150 per axle?!? *Cries* I was quoted over $1000 for labor alone to get 4.88s. So it looks like SAS time. I know that won't be cheap either but I can fab my own stuff. I just didn't want to have to pay someone else a huge amount to install gears(Something I'm not willing to mess up myself...yet)
I wish I could find someone to do mine for 150 per axle. I was quoted around $1000 too.
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You'll play fine dangle. I'm sure i'll be wishing for lower with my .88's...but in comes a doubler to cure that.



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$150 per axle?!? *Cries* I was quoted over $1000 for labor alone to get 4.88s. So it looks like SAS time. I know that won't be cheap either but I can fab my own stuff. I just didn't want to have to pay someone else a huge amount to install gears(Something I'm not willing to mess up myself...yet)

YEP! Drained and drop off axles and gears, he does the job, i give him $150 per axle, i'm now geared. lol. I was going to do them myself....but was lacking some tools that added up to $500.....i'll learn one day, but not this time. Juice just wasn't worth the squeeze.
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Help me understand, what do you mean low enough gear...Like will 4.56's not be enough for 35's and do some mild offroading??...Like wont your top speed, and gas go down with 5.13's or 4.88's?
I think 4.56's will be ok for you honestly. I'm just glad I didn't get them. There are people on this forum with a similar setup to mine that think 4.88s are too much and wished they'd went with 4.56s. That being said.....I personally don't think my 4.88s are very good on the highway, my truck just simply does not have the power to roll these 35s at highway speeds unless I stay out of overdrive. It is much better with 4.88s than with 4.10s, but a lower gear like 5.13s would have helped even more. In the city the 4.88s are great no doubt.
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Dude, are you pissed..Damn RF members...I was JUST asking why you would prefer 4.88's w/35 over 4.56....Like whats the advantages/dis for them???

I didnt mean to come off like that, if i did
No im not pissed off.
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YEP! Drained and drop off axles and gears, he does the job, i give him $150 per axle, i'm now geared. lol. I was going to do them myself....but was lacking some tools that added up to $500.....i'll learn one day, but not this time. Juice just wasn't worth the squeeze.
I wonder how much it would cost to ship my axles to Oregon?? lol
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^^alot. lol.





Dangle....

I think you made a good comprimise. Honestly....had you went 4.88's...those 32's would be spinning so fast that 50mph is max. LOTS of people go 4.56 w/ 35's in their rangers: Beard, Erv, Maurice, just to name a couple. You just happen to be getting replies from people whom have 4.88's and 35's currently. lol. (not me...next week though. lol)
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^^alot. lol.
I wonder if it would be less then $700??

Might be a good deal then. lol

Or better yet just ship your mechanic to me. haha
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Hey man call sigmon's garage in Granite falls, he said no more than $600 for EVERYTHING....Or try hot rod barn in hickory..
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^^alot. lol.





Dangle....

I think you made a good comprimise. Honestly....had you went 4.88's...those 32's would be spinning so fast that 50mph is max. LOTS of people go 4.56 w/ 35's in their rangers: Beard, Erv, Maurice, just to name a couple. You just happen to be getting replies from people whom have 4.88's and 35's currently. lol. (not me...next week though. lol)
So my 4.56's will be 60mph top speed right? lol

Man o man...
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Hey man call sigmon's garage in Granite falls, he said no more than $600 for EVERYTHING....Or try hot rod barn in hickory..
I might do that. Thanks.
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I did 4.88s, I was turning 3,000 RPMS at 70-75ish, not too bad IMO..

I was in Wyoming where there was no air at 7,200 ft though so it was still a dog.
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So my 4.56's will be 60mph top speed right? lol

Man o man...
was just an example...i kinda jotted a number down. lol. got the point across i hope.
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you did shane..Well thanks everybody..

So shane when can we expect some pics of the new axle???
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Look what UPS brought ME on monday...

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So shane when can we expect some pics of the new axle???

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/end hack. BUT, hack was requested by the OP, so that means its perfectly acceptable.
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SWEEETTTTT Shane...Man thats brute looking....Ahh its gonna feel good to have new gears...Like that diamond plate BTW
How much did you pay, mine were $468 to the door...BTW i DID find my crosspin, i thought it was a tube of grease wrapped up..lol

So now i have a spare on the way, if anyone needs one
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Ew drum brakes! Swap those expo discs over Shane!
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Mine was right at $400 to the door. Didn't get the D35 install kit...didn't need it(using a 30k axle)....and now....i don't need the 8.8 install kit(ALSO using a 30k rear axle). Only thing needed is new pinion seals. My installer doesn't replace bearings unless they need it.



Trent....

I've spent SOOO much money lately.......expo disc swap's gonna wait. I do however have a F250 master cyl waiting to be installed...
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What all do you have to buy to swap them?
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okay so when you swap your gears for a lower set you accel much faster right? and have much less top end?
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okay so when you swap your gears for a lower set you accel much faster right? and have much less top end?
Yeah, mroe or less..Not so much top speed, but more torque, and acceleration...Getting back what you lost
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What all do you have to buy to swap them?
If I were to do it...i'd do all new everything except the backing plates. I have everything that i could install....but am choosing not to for now.

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okay so when you swap your gears for a lower set you accel much faster right? and have much less top end?

What we're are trying to accomplish, is fixing our final drive ratio. Me for example.....my truck feels like it has 3.48 or so gears(i don't remember the exact number...don't wanna do the math). When larger tires are added, your gear ratio feels like it's higher than it actually is....and vice versa for smaller diameter tires. AND...we are attempting to put the engine rpm's in usable range on the highway. My truck barely keeps it's speed on the freeway at 65-75, hit 80 and i'm finally in my prime rpm range to keep speed in 5th gear. (i'm 4.10's, 35's, and 5spd manual.)

higher gears = lower numeric number, 'highway gears', lower highway rpm, more strain on engine in town, slower acceleration, lower mpgs in town, higher on the freeway.

lower gears = higher numeric number, 'spirited in town driving', higher highway rpm, less strain on engine in town, faster acceration, higher mpgs in town, lower mpgs on the freeway.
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