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Sufficient gear ratio for 285/18s & 3in lift?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Blkturbo!, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Blkturbo!

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    So if the original gear ratio for the 08 sport is 3.73, then what would be a sufficient choice in ratio to compensate for the addition of 3in lift and 285/65/18 TRAIL grapplers (heavy combo!)?

    Do you think 4.10s would do it? And what's the next ratio choice after that anyway?

    thanks!
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    I'm running stock gear with that tire size and I don't have any issues.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    i personally am going to go w/ 4.10s. i am personally running 33" TGs w/ the 3.73 gears. just fine for my driving, but the 4.10s will get me back to stock and put me in a little better powerband.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Hmmm, maybe so but my TRAIL grapplers are FAWKIN HEAVY (10ply whores) and I pull my 800lb jetski in the hills of Vegas and elsewhere, so i'd like to keep some of that decent factory holeshot.
    Plus, the trail grapplers run larger than what a tire calculator will tell you. They are damn near 12in wide and 32.5+ in tall.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    What ratio are you running? Im thinking 4.56 would be overkill on the hwy.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    4.10 is the very next choice over the factory 3.73, correct?
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    My Terra Grapplers are Load Range E and are heavy too, but if I was towing with a lot of hills I would go with a lower gear too. My driving is all interstate and fairly flat.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    4.10s are hard to come by from what i heard, 4.56's are what im going to eventually run they arent to bad on the highway.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    alot of the first gen tacos came with 4.10s, plus the tundras, sequoias, came w/ them too.
     
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