4.56 Gears

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  1. Wheeler

    Wheeler OBS Enthusiast

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    Well I gave my 98 tow rig some new life. Last spring I had a 383 stroker, holley sniper, rebuilt tranny ect all tossed into the truck. I tow my camper, quad & gear which wights in around 7k or so a lot. The 3.73 gears with my 285/75/16s just aren't cutting it. So after lots of research & homework I decided to get a set of 4.56 gears tossed in to really help out puling my trailer... Rather stay on the low end of the gearing as I can always upsize my wheels if I need too... Goes to the shop on Monday... looking forward to it!!!!
     
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    You will love it! Don't fear the gear. I have 5.13s in my Express van with the 383.
     
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    Yup thats what I've read, & researched. So we will see how it goes... worst case I'm feeling it's too much for what I want I can always upsize the tires like I said...

    Love it... Don't Fear the Gear!!!!
     
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    don't fear the Gear! That's gearvendors tag line.
    Any consensus on their product?
     
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    Well dropped the truck off yesterday. I asked them to go over the truck front to back as well as a good go over in case I missed anything. Won’t be able to pick er up for a week & a half as I’ll be away at work. Looking forward to this soon to be awesome compliment with the 383!!
     
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    You're going to love it. I went from a 3:42 to 4:10 with just a very mild build L31 and it made a WORLD of a difference.
     
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    Cool. Is it your truck on your Avatar? Is it a K1500? I wonder why didn't they offer the 4.10/4.56 on the C/K1500? Fuel economy?

    My '00 K3500 CCLB owner's manual lists the 4.10+ on C/K2500+ only. C/K1500 only went to 3.73. I've thought about re-gearing to 4.56 on mine, but don't know if it is worth the effort going from 4.10. I do like the 4.10 and 4.56 would be better.
     
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    Yeah, I went from 3.42 to 4.11 (according to USA standard Gear) and gained 0.3 of a second in 0-60 and 1/4 mile.
     
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    I believe 4.10 was a 1500 option in my 98 owner's manual, but it would have been rare and may have only been on some years.
     
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    What engine and trans do you have? What size tires? Do you tow? Do you carry heavy loads or a slide-in camper?
     
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