gear ratio close enuff ? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 20th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #1
A4X4SPIT
Senior Member
 
A4X4SPIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Bear lake Mi
Posts: 446
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default 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 ?
A4X4SPIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old April 20th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #2
boggin-machine
Senior Member
 
boggin-machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-06
Location: bay city
Posts: 11,653
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

no
boggin-machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 12:09 AM   #3
marshall
locally famous
 
marshall's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-12-11
Location: mayville MI
Posts: 3,208
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

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.
marshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 12:36 AM   #4
A4X4SPIT
Senior Member
 
A4X4SPIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Bear lake Mi
Posts: 446
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marshall View Post
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
A4X4SPIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 01:01 AM   #5
groundhog
Senior Member
 
groundhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-04-06
Location: southgate
Posts: 789
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Just do it!!!!!!
groundhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 01:58 AM   #6
Toivo
Feel lucky?
 
Toivo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-24-06
Location: Denver
Posts: 5,148
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

gruoundhog good to see you here man!

also, yes to the OP's original question
Toivo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 06:36 AM   #7
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 22,369
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Default

1% difference.......... no big deal. Just don't drive it locked in on pavement.
__________________
GLFWDA member since 1979.
Member Southern Michigan Rock Crawlers.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 09:07 AM   #8
yyj87
Senior Member
 
yyj87's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-10-10
Location: Traverse city(Silver Lake)
Posts: 1,681
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
1% difference.......... no big deal. Just don't drive it locked in on pavement.


yyj87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 09:37 AM   #9
skife
Senior Member
 
skife's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-12-07
Location: cedar springs mi
Posts: 5,135
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to skife Send a message via MSN to skife
Default

i'm running 3.55 front and 3.73 rear and everything is fine so far, i Only use 4x4 offroad.
skife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 09:40 AM   #10
Silver93XJ
Senior Member
 
Silver93XJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-09
Location: Beulah/ MI
Posts: 1,445
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

your only runnin it in the dirt! No biggie!
Silver93XJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 10:02 AM   #11
A4X4SPIT
Senior Member
 
A4X4SPIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Bear lake Mi
Posts: 446
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

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
A4X4SPIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 10:04 AM   #12
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,985
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Default

agree, if using offroad only it'll be fine.
kickstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2011, 10:18 AM   #13
masterbeatty
Senior Member
 
masterbeatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-04-08
Location: my house
Posts: 4,240
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

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
masterbeatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:37 AM   #14
curt1656
Praise the lowered
 
curt1656's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-26-07
Location: WTFWJD?
Posts: 2,927
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by A4X4SPIT View Post
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.
curt1656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.14233 seconds with 62 queries