Originally Posted by sharpie54
I'm not to worried about gas. I have 3.73 gearing so a little better than normal gear ratio
3:73 is normal for all v8's. 4.0 came with 3:55 unless the customer wanted 3:73's like with a tow package. We know what gears came with what. What did you think was normal gear ratio for the 5.2?
3:73's will be a dog with 33's. I know for a fact because I had that for a while.
When you lift it the axles get closer to the body and decrease the wheel base. 33's will rub the body without adjustable control arms to push the axles back near the stock position. You also need to have front and rear adj track bars to center the axles because they will get pushed out to the drivers side in the front and to the passenger side in the rear so they will be crooked.That causes problems in the front with sway bar end links and puts stress on the steering components. In the rear the endlinks will also be crooked and can hit the spring. It also wears out the control arms faster because they are effing crooked.