Originally Posted by Anteupp
what rpm's are you seeing with that speed I would of guessed 4.88' would be way over geared for 33's. Im really on the fence of re-gearing and getting 35's right now. trying to get as much research in as possible
I'll just say that people who complain about reving too high with 4.88s and 33s are either used to driving a 6 speed or don't have 4.88s and 33s. Look at your rpms stock, that's with 4.10s and 31s, and raise them 200 Rpms. That's it. At 70 mph, I'm at 2700. At 80, I'm at 2900. I don't know if people think that's high or not but when its only 200 Rpms more then stock then I guess you need to call stock Rpms high as well. Haha
I'm goin to 35s also but honestly I don't want to. I'm goin to because of the off-road clearance but as far as torque goes, 4.88s and 33s and such a HUGE improvement over stock ratio its crazy. Doing 50 in 5th going up hill I can give it half throttle, i never give it full throttle when I drive cause it doesn't seem to change any, haha, and pull up the hill. The truck literally pulls from 1000 Rpms. I can start from a dead stop in 2nd no problem by just slowly letting out on the clutch. I can drive in 3rd at 20 mph and not shake the whole truck when I give it gas. I can drive at 35 mph in 5th and give it gas and just pull back up to speed. I can go half throttle at 80 mph in 5th and easily speed up to pass someone. I can actually reach the trucks allowable top speed on flat pavement, which I think is like 103.
ALL of these things were not things I could do with 4.10s and 33s. I let my buddy drive my truck shortly after I did the gear change and he said 2 things ........ "Damn your truck is slow." Lol he's used to driving a fixed up s2000. And "But it pulls almost immediately. I think you would beat me if we did a rolling 1000 rpm start."