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Old 03-04-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Gears before tires or tires before gears???

Question: i currently have 31 11.50 on stock gears but i am going to go to 33 12.50 and 4;56 gears. what will happen if i run the 31's on the 4;56 's till i get the cash together for the tires? will it have any ill effects?

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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no- it will get up and go a little better. you will not hurt anything.

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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thanks.... Do u thing im gonna need new Low Ratio Carriers coming from stock Dana 30/35?
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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You will need new carriers I believe the case break is 3.73 and down and 3.96 and up.
Carriers are only about 40$ though.

I would get tires first then gears. I currently have 3.55's and 35's. It is noticable ( i dont have 5th gear), but its a lot more economical going 65 in 4th gear at 2500rpm then 65 in 5th gear at 4000 rpm (getting gears first).

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