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post #1 of 4 Old 05-20-2015, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Gearing Question?

I was wondering if anyone knew much about axle gearing do's and don'ts. Or mainly, what would happen if I decided to go cheap when replacing my 35" tires with 31" tires, having a 5:13 gear ratio? are they any negative effects when using smaller tires with larger gearing?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-21-2015, 03:46 AM
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Well your gears would now be about 5.8 so I'd say 1st gear would be useless on the street.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-21-2015, 12:55 PM
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You're going to be turning well over 3000 RPMS at cruise speed. Don't do that or if you do swap someone axles and get stock gearing in the process. You could probably make some money that way as well.


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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2015, 01:26 PM
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Hell, I'd love to have 5.13's! If they're rubi 44's I'll trade ya
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