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Bignuke 10-29-2009 10:53 PM

Gears for 35"
Hello everyone,
I'm sure this has been asked a lot of times but what gears should I get for 35" tires? I know I have 3.73's right now and the hills just can't take em... I plan on getting a Ford 8.8 rear axle from a junkyard for around 80$ :cool: and once I get that I was planning on saving up until I have enough for new gears... I was thinking 4.11's?? I'm not so sure about this... (why i'm asking) but i'm just trying to find a cheap way to get up those hills while keeping 35's.


Instead of 4.11's go with 4.56's?? My friend and I plan on putting the gears in so that's not an issue, just which gears are better...


Reise ” FearŠin 10-30-2009 07:58 AM

I'm sure you will get one of the uh......"experts" to weigh in on this, but for what it is worth, I run 4:56's on ARB's with a 4.0/auto. 35x13.50x15 tires. Works very well on and off road FOR ME. If did not run the miles I do on road back and forth to job sites, it would be 4:88's.

MR.CLIFFORD 10-30-2009 08:02 AM

4.56 with an auto. 4.88 with a manual.

nmdriver 10-30-2009 08:23 AM

No less then 4.56 and no more then 4.88

I run 4.56 with my manual 4.0L with 33" A little low but it sure pulls good.

Bignuke 10-30-2009 10:26 AM

Ok so I guess i'm going to go with 4.88's I have a 4.0 manual btw.

Bignuke 10-30-2009 10:35 AM

Could yall show me some links of where to get some cheap gears for a Ford 8.8 rear and Dana 35 front?? (i know they all won't be "cheap") but good quality for the price?


FlG8R01TJ 10-30-2009 03:55 PM

randys ring and pinion

Jerry Bransford 10-30-2009 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Bignuke (Post 474629)
Ok so I guess i'm going to go with 4.88's I have a 4.0 manual btw.

That's the perfect ratio to run with the 4.0L/manual transmission and 35" tires. I ran that combination for years and it was ideal. :wavey:

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