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post #16 of 17 Old 05-12-2013, 10:53 AM
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Is it really to much work to buy gears and install them myself or have a shop do them?
Yes. It's difficult and it's easy to screw up and waste a lot of money. It's about the only thing I'd suggest an amateur not try themselves. And even then I wouldn't just take it to any old mechanic, find a shop that specializes in it or has experience doing it.

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Ok I'm determined it is the 3:73 I have the towing package and there is alot of torque so what route would I have to take if I wanted to do 4 to 4.5 in
How did you determine your gearing? You need to either open the rear diff and look at whats stamped inside or jack the rear end up and rotate a back tire while counting how many times the driveshaft spins per revolution of the tire.

A little more than 3 times per one spin of the tire: 3.07
3 and a half: 3.55
3 and 3/4: 3.73
ect

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32's are 11.5 in wide. 3.5 - 4.5 in lift will work depending on what you intend on doing. Lift prices vary greatly and you get what you pay for. Do your research.
You can get 32x10.5s.


OP figure out what size tire you want to run and go from there. You don't NEED 4-4.5" to run a 32. Are you willing to trim fenders? Cut inside and flatten out metal in the wheel wells? Or do you want to keep the flares and fenders totally stock? What are you going to be wheeling on that necessitates so much lift? If you're wheeling casually do you really need to raise your center of gravity so much on a DD?

Too many people get stuck in thinking you HAVE to have xx" lift to run xx" size tires without factoring in a million other important things.



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post #17 of 17 Old 05-12-2013, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yes. It's difficult and it's easy to screw up and waste a lot of money. It's about the only thing I'd suggest an amateur not try themselves. And even then I wouldn't just take it to any old mechanic, find a shop that specializes in it or has experience doing it.

How did you determine your gearing? You need to either open the rear diff and look at whats stamped inside or jack the rear end up and rotate a back tire while counting how many times the driveshaft spins per revolution of the tire.

A little more than 3 times per one spin of the tire: 3.07
3 and a half: 3.55
3 and 3/4: 3.73
ect

You can get 32x10.5s.

OP figure out what size tire you want to run and go from there. You don't NEED 4-4.5" to run a 32. Are you willing to trim fenders? Cut inside and flatten out metal in the wheel wells? Or do you want to keep the flares and fenders totally stock? What are you going to be wheeling on that necessitates so much lift? If you're wheeling casually do you really need to raise your center of gravity so much on a DD?

Too many people get stuck in thinking you HAVE to have xx" lift to run xx" size tires without factoring in a million other important things.
Flares are off cut and trimmed/ rolled under running 235 75 15 toyo a/t seeing that my commute is 2 miles to work the gas mileage is not an issue
Really I want to be taking some fairly decent trails since I live in the north west the closest wheeling spots would be goat mountain and browns camp for anyone familiar with that area
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