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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #16
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ou recommend 4.88s? Is there any drawback to going with that? Who did yours for you and how much can I expect it to cost?
For your 5-speed, 4.56 would be correct for 33" tires but you didn't say (and your Profile doesn't either) say what size tires you have so that ratio recommendation can only be made once we know your tire size. $1100-1400 is an average price to regear,

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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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I didn't see the auto trany either. Deeper gears would be better.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:02 AM   #18
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For your 5-speed, 4.56 would be correct for 33" tires but you didn't say (and your Profile doesn't either) say what size tires you have so that ratio recommendation can only be made once we know your tire size. $1100-1400 is an average price to regear,
I thought I had put that in my profile, but I do indeed have 33's and plan on staying with that as far as I know. Thanks.

I updated my profile!
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #19
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I have the 4.88 gears and ran 33's and now I run 35's, ok most of the time. I do have to use the OD button on occasion but only on the steeper mtn. grades.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #20
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I have 33's with the auto and regeared to 4.88, from 4.10. To me, there is only one other option than 4.88 gears, that would be to go deeper if you could. MPG did improve over stock gears with stock tires.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #21
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i have an 03 with the 42rle and i run 35s with 4.88s. I hated it when i had 33s on the 3.73s the thing was terrible to drive. i suggest a re-gear.
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