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Finally got my gears!!

I finally got my 4.56 gears installed yesterday!! I have been babying the truck since they were put in, but I can already tell a big difference when you are on a hill. The truck will actually pick up speed in overdrive with the TC locked where before it would down shift. I am still running the 265/75 tires so the highway may be a little expensive. I plan on upgrading to 285/75 tires next so that may help with that. I am only on the highway for about ten minutes at the most anyway, and I normally poke around at 60-65mph anyway. The 4.56 gears should have been offered on these trucks. It drives so much better with them. When I get them broke in I will post back about the performance gains with them

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-06-2010, 09:40 AM
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I love you and I hate you at the same time. I too am ready to consider gears cause I have 285s with 3.5 gears. ARG.

Been waffling between 4.10 and 4.56 so I am very interested in what you can share.

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what rpms you running going 65 with the new gears?


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I just had 4.10 gears and a shift kit installed, and I'm happy with my decision. I had waffled between either 4.10 or 4.56s for a long long time, and I think I made the right decision. My driving is about 95% highway, and the 4.10s have the rpms up about 250 more than stock. I find that the truck does not shift as much, and it definitely has more get up and go from a dead stop. I'm happy with mine.

Trucklover, I look forward to hearing your impressions when the gears are fully broken in. With all your mods (I especially noticed the cam and heads) your truck should really go now!

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I will definitely post when I get them broke in. I haven't has the truck any faster than 55mph and it was turning 1800-1850 rpms. If I didn't have the cam and heads 4.10 probably would have worked well, but I really need better low end grunt. I am also running a 2200 stall, so it is going to be interesting how it will leave the line!!

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Hmmm, that's about where mine was with 265s and 3.55 gears. Now with the 285s its a little lower, about that rpm at 62. But......

I have the 5 speed which is different gearing than the auto and I would like to know if anybody has changed gears who has a 5speed. What may be a good fit for an auto may not be for the OD of the stick.

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I have read that with the 5 speed you don't need as much gear...I think the fifth gear ratio is .73 where mine is .69 with the auto.

I have found a very good calculator
http://home.comcast.net/~billandrobbin/rpmcalc.htm

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