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Unread 10-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #16
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3.73's on 32's but it's manual trans (more forgiving). Decent set up. Slightly steeper gears would be better.
^^^ I bet that is a pretty good set-up.

Are the 3.73s standard with the manual?

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Unread 10-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #17
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^^^ I bet that is a pretty good set-up.

Are the 3.73s standard with the manual?
No standard gears are 3.07's with the manual trans so it was a decent step up. I actually ran the 3.07's for a few years with the 32's and it was no problem till pulling a trailer with 2 quads on it. The AX-15 seems to have a pretty steep 1st gear.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #18
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No standard gears are 3.07's with the manual trans so it was a decent step up. I actually ran the 3.07's for a few years with the 32's and it was no problem till pulling a trailer with 2 quads on it. The AX-15 seems to have a pretty steep 1st gear.
Gotcha. That's a pretty good jump.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #19
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i'll repost to let you know how 4.88's on 33's is like in a few weeks.
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i'll repost to let you know how 4.88's on 33's is like in a few weeks.
I've been running that combination for a while now. Love it. Works great wheeling. Probably no the best for the highway in terms of mpg but I don't regret it. I still can get 16-17 mpg highway which is acceptable to me.
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I've been running that combination for a while now. Love it. Works great wheeling. Probably no the best for the highway in terms of mpg but I don't regret it. I still can get 16-17 mpg highway which is acceptable to me.
i'm currently getting 14mpg with 3.55 in 33's, i'm planning to move to 35's later on int he build which is why i picked that ratio. i do a decent amount of highway so that's definitely a factor for me.
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I've been running that combination for a while now. Love it. Works great wheeling. Probably no the best for the highway in terms of mpg but I don't regret it. I still can get 16-17 mpg highway which is acceptable to me.
i'm currently getting 14mpg with 3.55 in 33's, i'm planning to move to 35's later on in the build which is why i picked that ratio. i do a decent amount of highway so that's definitely a factor for me.
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i'm currently getting 14mpg with 3.55 in 33's, i'm planning to move to 35's later on in the build which is why i picked that ratio. i do a decent amount of highway so that's definitely a factor for me.
That'd be my pick if your using it for decent amount of highway driving and going 35's.
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i'm currently getting 14mpg with 3.55 in 33's, i'm planning to move to 35's later on in the build which is why i picked that ratio. i do a decent amount of highway so that's definitely a factor for me.
I chose 4.88's for the same reason. 35's are the next big purchase.
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Running the stock auto trans gears (3.55) with some 31 mud terrains. I am definitely planning on going up to maybe 4.10 once I can get more funds.(in several years I plan to go 33's, hopefully) but they do just fine for the driving im doing now, and not able to do a lot of hard wheeling so its alright.
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Running the stock auto trans gears (3.55) with some 31 mud terrains. I am definitely planning on going up to maybe 4.10 once I can get more funds.(in several years I plan to go 33's, hopefully) but they do just fine for the driving im doing now, and not able to do a lot of hard wheeling so its alright.
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Running 4.56 with 33's. I did have stock 3.55 with the 31's but she bogged a bit on the road. The 4.56 w/33's is near perfect.
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4.56 with 32" ( auto ) great on trails and around town but if i go over 55 my gas gauge goes down as fast as my rpms go up .
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