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Quick tranny and gear question

juggalomania92

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Alright so I have a 91 Eddie Bauer X it's got 3.73s in it and i'm gonna lift it with a 3" body lift and a 2" suspension lift and I want to run 33s can I get 4.10s and be good or could I do a hybrid m5od swap and keep the 3.73s? Also is the hybrid transmission the same as a 2.9 transmission? I could just put the bigger clutch and do that right? My friend said I would need 4.56s because the explorer is heavy. Either way I can get a hybrid tranny already built for 150 and the tranny a front center section and disk rear with 4.10s for 350. What should I do?
 


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I don't think the change from 3:73 to 4:10 is worth the time or expense. I think a lot depends on the local terrain. If it's extremely hilly where you are you might find 4:56 (or deeper) more comfortable, otherwise it's quite liveable. I have been running 33's with 3:73 gears for years, and it works for me.
 

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It's not too bad around here, how is your gas mileage? And do you have an a4ld or an m5od
 

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The tranny gear swap isn't going to change your 4th or 5th gears at all, which are most important for driveability on the highway (and fuel economy too).

I would leave the tranny alone and run the 4.56 gears in the axles.
 

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