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I have a 02 3.0 put 33's on after lifting but I'm have issues with shifting.
Its automatic with an open 7.5 3.73 axle the motor it seems can hardly keep up when driving on the highway
if i were to get a different axle with different gears could i correct this problem
i need a limited slip axle anyway n i dont want the motor at 3 grand when just driving at highway speeds
i was told this could be problems for the tranny but im not shooting out of the barrel or hotrodding or anything n the tranny is in good shape
just cerious want my options are if any
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well number one you bought a 3.0, put 33s on it with 3.73 gears....you need to regear to at least 4.56s...
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k what will that do
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get your power back...that should get it close to stock drivability...the 3.0 isnt known for being powerful to begin with
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o i hear ya you think there could problems down the road with my trans
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you auto or manual?
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will the splines match up because its gana be a 8.8 L/s
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i highly doubt your gonna have trans problems down the road...its possible but i dont think its gonna happen
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will the splines match up because its gana be a 8.8 L/s
huh?
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hmm i could just get gears not a whole new axle?
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yes you can if you have the 8.8 rear but you have a 7.5 so id look for an expo rear end(disc brakes and 31spline axles) and search for gears for that axle...i take it your 4wd?
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no no lol no 4 wheels
what do you think
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2 wheel drive n i want limited slip
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yea you can get an L/S my truck came factory with one...look for a ranger with an R7 rear axle code...thats 4.10 gears with L/S
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k so a 4.10 gear is smaller then the 4.56
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no a 4.10 is a taller gear...4.56 is shorter
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then my 3.10 i have now is taller then 4.10? lol
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yes your 3.73s are taller than 4.10
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so thats a 28 spline?
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the expo rear end is 31 spline and the same thing with the fx4 lvl 2...the others are 28
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