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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Mmmm not by much. Just felt slower without a stick shift for you haha yours did not impress me..idk where this speed is that your always gloating about haha
     
  2. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    So if stock manuals are 4.10 gearing then what are autos?
     
  3. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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  4. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Also 4.10s

    Well...unless your a prerunner or a 4 banger..then could be 3.93 or 4.30 or 4.56..
     
  5. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    If they are also 4.10 then how are autos geared lower than manuals? :confused:
     
  6. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    Transmission gears are lower. Sorry should have clarified.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    AH!
    ...okay that makes much more sense.


    So a 1st Gen. re-gearing from 4.10 to 4.88 wouldn't be too swell for a manual, but ideal for an auto?
     
  8. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Numerically lower, mechanically higher.

    The 1st gen auto's 1st gear is like 2.83ish and the 1st gen manual's is 3.83ish.
    The 1st gen auto's last gear is like 0.70ish and the 1st gen manual's is 0.84ish.

    That's a huge difference in 1st gears...
     
  9. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    If you are running 35's or bigger it would be pretty nice in the manual. Might not be enough for the auto though.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    Yea perfect for autos. And if you don't mind a super high rpm on the hwy fine for manual. Be super torquy. But damn near 3k for 70mph I think
     
  11. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    Agreed.

    4.88s with manual an 35s would be fine.

    5.29s for auto and 35s
     
  12. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    Doesn't matter if it's an inch or a mile,faster is faster....

    You two didn't open her up enough I guess.
     
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    I just want to make sure that an auto (or my manual for that matter) won't have problems when carrying these items:
    Front/Rear Plate Bumpers, 33s (won't go bigger), Canopy & a Winch

    Edit: If it's gonna be extremely sluggish then I'll plan on re-gearing EVENTUALLY but otherwise will probably keep it how it is
     
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  14. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    I floored it..a bunch..wasn't impressed haha not far off from me..haha


    Hell no regearing will do that still..haha

    For an auto, 4.88s

    But your a manual..unless your thinking of buying one very soon..
     
  15. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Got it. Not gonna re-gear unless I get an auto then. That's lightyears away and not very likely so 4.10 manual 1st gen it is :woot:
     
  16. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    You won't be heavier then me and I'm still on 4.10s haha the high ways suck for me mostly from wind drag but weight too. But no impossible to drive on. The more you add the more you decide if you want to regear. Not like you have to build the truck for another future truck. Might as well save all your money and just get the other truck
     
  17. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    Yeah that sounds like a plan.
    I'd buy another truck, but if that day comes (whether mine has to get sold, or it's totaled *knock on wood*)
    I'm gonna buy a stock 1st Gen v6 3.4L all the same as mine now & just swap over the tires, armor, interior mods, and whatever else is on the Black Beauty now that I'll want
     
  19. Oct 24, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    :wave:

    Well that's assuming you can afford two trucks at the same time..and that it's same year and such to take the bumpers and whatnot..idk. Seems like if your not happy with the truck you have now...sell it and get the one at will make you happy. Just a waste otherwise..and gives you a clean slate to do something's differently. Like would you still get 5100s? Or a mid travel setup? Come on...haha
     
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    I can see that we will have to settle this once and for all.

    And I don't mean at 11,000 feet with one truck in front of the other on a 2-lane highway either. Equal or near equal weight too. :cool:
     
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