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35's with 3.73's?

I am thinking of getting some 35's and I know my gearing is not ideal but do you think I could do it till I get the $$$ for a change? 96 4.0 4x4 3.73's. Lots of highway use, and like to go muddin too. I know I'll have to be in 4lo from now on. But what are your guys thoughts. I figure with the 4.0 it may be doable.
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Noooooooooooooo!

I hated my truck for the 2 weeks i had 35's and 3.73 gears.......it was the WORST dog in the world.......

wait till you got enough money to do the gears 1st, then get 35's......

it will put WAYYYYY too much strain on your drivetrain to run 35's with 3.73's......my tranny temp at 1 point with that setup was above 250*.....that is NOT good.......even if you have a manual tranny, i can guarantee you that you will replace your clutch when you have the gears changed..........

spend the money.......don't be a noob and not listen to me...... i WILL tell you "I told ya so"
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Noooooooooooooo!

I hated my truck for the 2 weeks i had 35's and 3.73 gears.......it was the WORST dog in the world.......

wait till you got enough money to do the gears 1st, then get 35's......

it will put WAYYYYY too much strain on your drivetrain to run 35's with 3.73's......my tranny temp at 1 point with that setup was above 250*.....that is NOT good.......even if you have a manual tranny, i can guarantee you that you will replace your clutch when you have the gears changed..........

spend the money.......don't be a noob and not listen to me...... i WILL tell you "I told ya so"

I think having 33's is too much lol
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ive still got 3.73s in mine with my 35s. i know its not good for it but theres nothing i can do about it rite now. its a dog and a half and the mileage is pretty pathetic. but itll still spin the tires. i would suggest not doing it till you get some gears in it.
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upgrade to at least 4.10's, maybe even 4.56's then get the 35's as stated earlier.
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I wouldn't do it if it were my truck... regardless of whether it "can" be done or not... You'd be miserable like Maurice said.
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4.56's should be the minimun gear in a Ranger 4.0 with 35's.......
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Thanks guys. I'm gonna go with 33's and a nice big trans cooler for now. Still gonna kinda suck but whatev. Thanks for talking me out of it, I knew it wasn't a good idea but just kept thinking "what if"
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Now I'm second guessing myself because I just found 4 great condish 35" Trxus MT's down the street for $275!!!!!!!!!! Are you guys sure I shouldn't go for it? Even with a monster aux cooler?
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if u have a 8.8 rear end i think there is a 4.30 gear...i know a guy at school who has them in his mustang gt, and it will get to speed quick....
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There are 3.73's, 4.10's, 4.56's, 5.13's and maybe some crazy in betweens. But I can't afford a gear change that is the problem, not that they dont exist.
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If you found a good deal, pick up the tires. I just would stash them somewhere until I could afford gears for them. I've done the same thing with the axles for my Samurai.
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friggen no way! 4.56 is probably perfect. 4.88 is better.....but not too good of a highway runner. 4.10 will get the job done.
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Do you have enough lift to tuck 35's?

You didnt mention anything about being lifted/etc.

I would run 4.56's with 35" tires.
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I would say if you had 4.10's you would be fine but if you had to regear in the future go with 4.56's

Actually according to this tire chart it is just outside

http://www.sierrabronco.com/TireGearRatio.htm
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friggen no way! 4.56 is probably perfect. 4.88 is better.....but not too good of a highway runner. 4.10 will get the job done.
4.88's are not perfered with 35's......even if the truck is only driven in the city, 4.88's are way too much gear....
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I have plenty of lift and am willing to hack for flexage. Clearing em isnt even a concern
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Buy the tires then gear your truck to meet those tires. That is the only way to do it right.
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Buy the tires then gear your truck to meet those tires. That is the only way to do it right.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THE GEARS ALSO............

the 35's will destroy things if on there too long.......espically a tranny.......
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yup I'm not doing it. 33's until SAS and then new gears and lockers all around since new axles will prob be mismatched gearing and open anyway.
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