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Anyone have 4.88 gears on their 4 banger?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by turbothompson13, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    turbothompson13

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    I have been wanting to re gear my truck to 4.88's to handle my 33's, but i cant really find any complete differentials. i could get all the parts but i know that most shops mess them up when they put new gears in. anyone know where i might find one for pretty cheap?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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  3. Nov 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    thats awesome. thanks, i will prolly be doing that. says their site is down right now tho so i cant see anything yet.
     
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    There is a 2nd gen 4cyl on TTORA running 36's and he saids it runs just fine with 4.88's. I believe he is on here too, screen name is n0rth
     
  5. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    i have 4.88s with 33s on my 2.7l 4 banger.

    I LOVE IT!
     
  6. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    919-672-2705 thats their number, their site is back up and their business is awesome
     
  7. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    how is it on the highway? is that too low for highway driving with 33's?
     
  8. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    thanks! I'll check them out again.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    kinda, for a dd i would get 4.56.

    probably 500 rpms higher than stock on the free way
     
  10. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    My tire noise dwarfs my engine noise even in 4th gear, so I expect no issues when I install mine.

    (my 4.88s are sitting on the garage floor and going in next week.)
     
  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    ^^ your going to love it.

    i want 5.29s!
     
  12. Nov 4, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    thats what i was questioning. i didnt know if it would be better to get 4.56's cuz its my dd. but i live in WV and everywhere is on a hill, so i am still really considering getting 4.88's and just living with it on the highway, i dont drive it too much on the highway anyways.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    Got the 5sp? Try keeping it in 4th or lower for a week and see how that works for you. Revs in 4th at 4.10 slightly higher than revs in 5th at 4.88.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Ive got 4:88s and mines a dd. It all depends on how fast you drive i guess. The truck revs at 3000 rpms at 75 mph, and thats the fastest i drive so its not so bad, keeps the engine at a good rev so most hills are drivable without having to downshift
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    I had an issue with my front clamshell and drove down there on a trip to Utah and they ripped it all apart looked it over and thru in a new R&P. He also put a new water pump in my truck for just his cost of the part and no labour.

    Really great guys!!!
     
  15. Nov 4, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Interested in this. Can someone tell a newb what the stock gearing is for the 2.7L, 4 x 2, reg cab, 5 lug, 5 speed? Is it 4.1?
    Also is it wise it to get a regear for 235/75 r15's or is the stock fine?
     
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    i have 4.88s with 33s and it rocks! - love it!

    IMO (btw) 35s would need lower gearing to perform well offroad.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    5 lugs have a higher rear end ratio (numerically lower.). Don't recall exactly what, tho.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    thanks everybody. from what your all telling me it sounds like 4.88's are the way to go. now i just need to find someone near wv who can do them right.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    how often do you drive on the freeway?

    are you concerned with gas mileage
     
  20. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    My Jeep has 4:88s and if you dont mind doing 55 on the highway all the time go for it! I think 4:56s would handle 35s just fine though
     
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