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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:18 pm 
After i finish my fuel injection the next big upgrade is gonna be the 8.8 swap. When i do it im also planning on possibly doing an SOA (still undecided) and re-gearing both axles. Im not the brightest when it comes to gearing and im not really good at determining what is a good ratio. I like to wheel it alot, and its not a depended on driver. But i do like driving it alot on the street. So i want something thats gonna be pretty good offroad, but also has street manners. From doing some quick looking around im thinking 4.56 or 4.88 should be a good choice, but like i said, i dont really know much about gears. Also, whats a good company to go with?

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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:25 pm 
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go with the 488, not a big difference from 456

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After i finish my fuel injection the next big upgrade is gonna be the 8.8 swap. When i do it im also planning on possibly doing an SOA (still undecided) and re-gearing both axles. Im not the brightest when it comes to gearing and im not really good at determining what is a good ratio. I like to wheel it alot, and its not a depended on driver. But i do like driving it alot on the street. So i want something thats gonna be pretty good offroad, but also has street manners. From doing some quick looking around im thinking 4.56 or 4.88 should be a good choice, but like i said, i dont really know much about gears. Also, whats a good company to go with?

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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:46 pm 
meant to put that in there, 35s are the biggest i plan on running for now. No real plans to go bigger


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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:09 am 
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yeah theres not much differance in those gears. 35's i would go with 4.88

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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:38 am 
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may as well go 4.88s if its not your daily driver, and is mainly a wheeler

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 Post subject: Re: Gear rec's
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:25 pm 
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i too recommend 4.88's with 35's and that ax15. Alot of people use Yukon gears...I'm cheap I buy used crap...

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