Is anybody running 35" tires with 3.73 gear ratio? Bad idea? I have a manual with 3.73 gears and am thinking about it but I've heard it's a bad idea. Any info would be great!
I would stop thinking about 37s unless you plan to regear. Seriously. I would instead regear for your 35s and try to get a little power back.
Not saying its anyone in this post, but generally folks mainly just dont want to spend the money to do things right so they try to justify it however they can. "My 3.73 with 35s/37s is just like stock".....ummm, no it isnt. And yes it is stressing the engine and transmission to run the wrong gearing - folks overlook this. Big tires are more than just an "appearance package" - they have mechanical implications as well that should be addressed.I read a lot that so many feel it's doable. I think too many people neglect to consider the huge strain that it puts on the tranny. Maybe that's a factor to the known tranny failures? I run 5:13s on 37s (3.8 liter) and its painful as is.