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4.56 Gears baby!!


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May 31, 2000
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City, State
Tempe, Arizona
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 XLT 4x4
I am now a happy man. 4.56 gears were completed today. The difference is amazing. The acceleration is much better and smoother. The shop also replaced my front axle U-joint, saving me a trail problem in the near future. I was thinking about running on a spare set of 31's for normal street driving and then switch to the 33's for offroading, but I am wondering if the gearing ratio would be too low for 31's. Any comments/ideas? Guess it time to start saving for the KKM Induction and Flowmaster.


I don't think that those gears would be too low for normal street driving, but they would probably be too low for driving down the freeway with 31's.