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you think my ranger can run 35x12.5 tires, also whats the stock gear ratio?

i drive a 93 4x4 ranger with a 4 inch suspension lift and a 2 inch body. i want to get some 35x12.5 inch tires and i was wondering if anyone has run 35x12.5 with a similar lift as mine without the tires rubbing when you turn or if you had any other problems? Also, i was wondering what the stock gear ratio was on my truck and also what type of axel it has? im wondering if i would have to re-gear my truck to run 35's. maybe someone knows a site where i can check that stuff out. that would be great.
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you can....but why? in my opinion 33s are big enough for our trucks...but a few guys have 35s on here...first start with basics...whats your engine size? auto or manual? as far as axle look on your drivers side door and look for the axle code then post it and we can tell you what you have...plus try searching drivetrain and wheels and tires...
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I'm not too sure about your clearance issues as I do not have too much experience with those older trucks, however you most deffinately would have to regear to run 35's. Your front axle is going to be a Dana 35 ttb and ratio on a 4wd is most likely a 3.73. That is going to be like a dog on 35's. I'm sure someone else will chime in that knows more than I do.

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haha yea...guess we were typin at the same time haha...
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4.10s are fine for 35s....yea.....a little bit of a pain. I drove a '02 w/ 5.5 RCD and 3" body and 35s w/ stock 4.10 ratio...yea....gear changes are long....but it's a pain.

I can only assume you have 3.73s as it a common older ratio...most newer ones are 4.10.....change them gears!

Your rear axle is either an 8.8 or 7.5.......usually 4.0s got the 8.8's.

lifted97ranger has 4" suspension and 3" body and 35s. i'm sure he'll chime in.
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my truck is 6 cyl 4.0 liter and its a manual.

at this link: http://www.4wheelparts.com/gear_ratio.html
it says i can run 35's with a 3.73 gear ratio for a Daily Driver with Best Overall Performance. maybe someone can explain that chart to me so i can understand why i running 35's would be bad
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loss all your take off mainly....be kinda sluggish...i have a 2.3 5 spd with 30s and i lost alot of take off and about 2 to 3 mpg...i need 4.10s...there are caluclators that will tell you what gears you would have with 35s and 3.73s but i thnink it will be like 3.27 or something like that...its jus going to kill your low end speed and put stress on everything
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loss all your take off mainly....be kinda sluggish...i have a 2.3 5 spd with 30s and i lost alot of take off and about 2 to 3 mpg...i need 4.10s...there are caluclators that will tell you what gears you would have with 35s and 3.73s but i thnink it will be like 3.27 or something like that...its jus going to kill your low end speed and put stress on everything
you went the wrong way.


4.56 or 4.88 is proper ratio for 35's. It is very close to a truck with stock 4.10s and 30's. But matt hates his 4.88s.......5.13s are avalible. That's low has hell too.
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LOL mis understood me...if he kept his 3.73s and got the 35s that would make him have like 3.27s or so...but yea...you went to what he needs to get
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ahhhhh.....totally got ya now. lol. yeayeayea......blah. I read it tooo fast. lol.


Yea....if you have 3.73s now, when you install 35s, it'll be like you have 3.27ish ratio. x2!
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yea lol...have to regear front and rear...i forgot about that...sorry im a 2wd...
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35's and a lift require at least 4.10's. 4.56's is recommended.
or you can be known as "turtle" when starting from a dead stop.
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if you have a 8.8 axle then 4.30s come into play....
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ill post my axel code in the morning and we'll figure that out.
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ill post my axel code in the morning and we'll figure that out.
could also check the rear axle tag located on the rear axle diff cover...probably not there though. It is a older truck.
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4.30s would only be for the rear i don't believe they have them for the 35 front however. i would say 4.56s would be good, 4.88s would be a good choice if you ever plan to go to 37's but then your would need to think about new axles any way. so 4.56s get my vote, look around im sure you can find some reasonable.
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I have a buddy who's got 35's on his 93 SAS'd Ranger with 4.56's. They end up being a good balance. He drives it as his DD as well as it being his trail truck. He's got the crawl ratio near perfect (Atlas II 6:1) and is still able to do 75-80 on the freeway at normal rpms.

Another buddy of mine is running 5:13's on his 94 on 36" Iroks (35" A/T's in the winter) and it's perfect as well. He doesn't have the low end grunt he had stock, but he's able to run 80+ at 3200 rpms.

Another buddy of mine is running 33's on his 95 with 4.56's and he tools along perfect.

IMO, go with 4.56's.
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I got a 94 with a 4inch and a 3inch body.. 35x12.5 with 373's and a 4.0 stick.. I love it.. its kinda a tall gear with those tires.. but does fine to me.. who cares how quick it is? i get over 20mpg too with it hahah.. cant say that about my 06 level2 lol
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4.10s are fine for 35s....yea.....a little bit of a pain. I drove a '02 w/ 5.5 RCD and 3" body and 35s w/ stock 4.10 ratio...yea....gear changes are long....but it's a pain.

I can only assume you have 3.73s as it a common older ratio...most newer ones are 4.10.....change them gears!

Your rear axle is either an 8.8 or 7.5.......usually 4.0s got the 8.8's.

lifted97ranger has 4" suspension and 3" body and 35s. i'm sure he'll chime in.
i have a 6"suspension and 3" body lift

You have the 8.8 rear axle, all 4.0's (except for a few of the first 4.0's) have the 8.8 axle in the rear.....

If you are wanting to run 35's on your truck and unless you want some serious tranny issues, you must upgrade your gears to atleast 4.56.......I ran my truck for about a week with 3.73 gears (stock ratio) and it was bad....it would have lead to some serious problems......
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i have stock 4.10s and they are not that bad, im gonna get 488s though not sure when.
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6 inch suspension 3 inch body 4:10s shes slow but doesnt let me down.

i havent bothered to change it since its gonna get torn down real real real soon.


1 tons here we come.
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How would a manual 4.0L and a 6" suspension lift and 33's do?
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How would a manual 4.0L and a 6" suspension lift and 33's do?
tires would look too small!! to me anyways
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How would a manual 4.0L and a 6" suspension lift and 33's do?
it would look like this

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on my truck it says the axel is an R6 is that sufficient enough information to figure out the exact type of axel it has?

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