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Old 09-05-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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Cant keep rpms in 6th gear

Have a 05 2.4 with six speed pushing 33 x 12.5 tires and can't get enough rpms to use 6th gear ...is there a way to fix my problem such as re-gearing the axles or is it just a case of not enough balls for the size of the tires ?

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Old 09-05-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
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Yes a re-gear is your only option... Although my 06 2.4L had the same issue where 6th gear was useless with stock size tires...
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response on that any thoughts on what gear ratio would be the right one to go with
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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there has been a lot of discussion the last few days about this.....FWIW I have 4.88s....came from 3.73s....have heard some are "Happy" with 4.10s and a lot of people say the 4.56 is enough.....however being the 4cyl instead of the 6cyl you MIGHT need 5.13s look around, one of the threads had a couple different gear/ motor/ tire charts...
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
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4.88's if you have a dana 30 front. 5.13's if you have a 44 up front.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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as above, 4.88 will be what you want (this is the max you can do)...you dont have a d44 up front unless you've replaced it with something else and that does not include just doing chromoly shafts up front
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #8
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I have a 2.4 with a 5 speed and factory 4:10's. I use 5th on flat and downhills and just run in 4th which is 1:1 and 5th is overdrive. If you have the money to regear go for it, I was downsized over 2.5 years ago and do not and find not having overdrive most of the time is perfectly fine.

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