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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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gear ratio close enuff ?

Im thinking about doing a solid axle swap in a 99 tracker I have... the gear ratio in the tracker is 462:1 & the ft axle I have to swap in has 456:1 are these gears close enuff ?
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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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i say yes. my truck had a 3.42 front and 4.10 rear. it wasnt far enough off to rip up wet grass when locked in. that little difference you have could be made-up with air pressure.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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i say yes. my truck had a 3.42 front and 4.10 rear. it wasnt far enough off to rip up wet grass when locked in. that little difference you have could be made-up with air pressure.
I was thinking along those lines
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:01 AM   #5
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:58 AM   #6
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gruoundhog good to see you here man!

also, yes to the OP's original question
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:36 AM   #7
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1% difference.......... no big deal. Just don't drive it locked in on pavement.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:07 AM   #8
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1% difference.......... no big deal. Just don't drive it locked in on pavement.


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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:37 AM   #9
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i'm running 3.55 front and 3.73 rear and everything is fine so far, i Only use 4x4 offroad.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:40 AM   #10
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your only runnin it in the dirt! No biggie!
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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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ya it would only get the hubs locked off road Im just going to take my pos daily driver and gather up what it needs to make a solid axle dirt toy i would expect if its got the hubs unlocked it wouldnt matter what gears it has
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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:04 AM   #12
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agree, if using offroad only it'll be fine.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:18 AM   #13
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I ran a 355 and a 373 together for a while and didnt have a bit of problems, i did try to avoid dry pavement though
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 06:37 AM   #14
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Im thinking about doing a solid axle swap in a 99 tracker I have... the gear ratio in the tracker is 462:1 & the ft axle I have to swap in has 456:1 are these gears close enuff ?
Yes.
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