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Old June 20th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #21
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Im not looking for speed and I know that regearing costs an arm and a leg so I'd rather not do it if i dont have to. And i know theres gonna be strain on the tranny. It might be an option down the road but for right now I think im just gonna lift it, throw the 35s on it and call it a day. Im also not gonna be driving it hundreds of miles on a daily basis, maybe somewhere closer to 45 if that helps. Also I know im gonna have to recalibrate the speedometer do any of you guys know what it'll cost?
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Old June 20th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #22
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Is it a 88-95 or a 96-99? 95 and older you can do it for a couple of bucks. 96 and newer will need to use a tuner to fix the speedo.

I did the same thing as you. Lifted with 35s and stock gears. Trans struggled a lot and I went thru 2 of them (under warrenty) and then finally regeared to help it out. If you are going to keep stock gears, drive like a grandma and put a trans temp gauge on it. IMO these 4L60s are not designed with a full size truck in mind. These transmission are better for a S series trucks and cars.

It's not the going fast part that gears are good for, they help reduce the amount your trans will have to shift and down shift. This will cause your trans to build up extra heat and in turn wear out parts faster.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #23
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I think im gonna run factory. Dont got the money or time for a regear. I think i have 3:73s in it They were an option in 96. Ill double check later. Im no speed demon so Im not concerned about speed and i dont drive it hundreds of miles a day either, maybe 40.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #24
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Sorry about the double post, my bad
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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Could I run 33s with a 4 inch susp lift without regearing? And if anyones got pics of that much obliged if you'll post:)
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #26
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im running 33's with a decranked 6" so itd make it a 4. havent i have 3.42s in rear and 4,10s in front so needless to say i dont use 4wd because of the dumbass who swapped rear ends before me.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #27
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Does it look goofy with the 4 inch and the 33's?
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #28
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if mine actually measured to 33 then no it wouldnt but they are not an aggressive tread and measure to 32's its a matter of opinion. my friends putting a 6in rcx on his truck but only up to 4 in the coming weekend or so and keeping his 33's and 3.73 gears so well see what his is like. mine looks like this its an older picture but you get the idea
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Old June 20th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #29
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Defiinitly gonna go with the 33's now based on that photo. Its also a bit lower too, less chance of getting pulled over:)
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Old June 21st, 2013, 04:15 AM   #30
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why would you get pulled over? thats about as low as i ican go my cvs are almost completely straight i beleieve it has about a 3 degree angle on them.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:41 AM   #31
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Sas it and regear it. Any other way is just gay.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:31 AM   #32
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Michigan lift laws are dumb. Thats why.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:41 AM   #33
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:15 AM   #34
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Problem is, regearing costs money that I dont have, thats why im considering the 33's, less of a need to regear.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 04:26 PM   #35
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honestly ive said it to a dozen other people if you dont have the cash to do everything right now then keep saving and wait to do it right all at once. it will cost you more if you break your tcase and or trans because of a crappy gear and larger tires than if you waited, saved, regeared, lifted, added tires and called it a day.

and yea SAS over IFS any day. thats in the works for mine.
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