Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by cookiemonster, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    So im looking to swap out gears in my ranger, and not sure what would be best.
    I currently have 3.27's

    Was curious to who knows about gears, what gears would be best for what

    what would be best for towing?
    what would be best for "get up"? (speed/ picking up speed)
    what would be best for fuel milage?
    and so on and so forth

    like 4.10, 3.27, 3.55,...etc just trying to learn more about gearing

    please help me out
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  3. I love my 4.10s. They're not really bad with gas mileage, have get up and go off the line, and tow like a damn tank lol
  4. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    4.10s or 4.56's but Im going to warn you, it's expensive as hell. I have just over $1000 in my rear axle alone.
  5. Franchi Motorsports

    Franchi Motorsports Ranger Forum Vendor

    There isn't really a "best" as it all depends on what you want. 3.73 and 4:10's are the most popular by far and some like 3:90 for a compromise. I would avoid Motive brand gears though, they can be a real pita to shim in. Personally I'd suggest 4:10 gears as the truck will wind up a lot quicker and have better low end grunt for towing.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  6. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    G2 or Yukon gears ONLY. G2 are the cheaper ones, easy as hell to set up, and very quiet. I would personally go 4.10s if your'e sticking with 33s. Grab a 4.10 L/S Explorer disc brake axle outa the JY, weld on your spring perches and shock tabs and slap that baby in there. Then All you have to do is regear the front. You'll have about $500 in the rear and another $450 up front, which is fairly cheap.
  7. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

  8. OP

    cookiemonster New Member

    would the 4.10's decrease my already ****ty gas mileage?
  9. I get about 16-19 on the highway depending on the way I drive, and my engine was beat to hell too. You'll be fine
  10. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    i love my 4.10s...really make use of the available power
  11. kmeser

    kmeser Guest

    Nice mall crawler djfllmn
  12. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    thanks haha
  13. kmeser

    kmeser Guest

    Wish myn waz blue

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