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post #6 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 07:42 PM
chuckster57
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Since your running an IDI and it looks like it's N/A from your sig- here's what I have found:

I have the stock 225/75-R16 tires and the E4OD with 4:10 rear end. I tow a Fiver that weighs in at 9,000 Lbs dry. Florida is FLAT compared to my end of the states and I have no real problems with the passes out here. Your being N/A and not turbo'd makes a HUGE difference in the IDI when it comes to pulling weight up a hill. With my mods I am running near 240 HP and 400 Lb/Ft of torque compared to 180 HP for your engine.

Mileage kind of sucks with the 4:10 gears (15 empty and 10.5 with the house on the flats). I just make sure to take it out of O/D when I see a big climb coming and downshift as needed to stay at about 2600-2800 RPM.

If you change your gears to 4:88, I think your gonna be sorry as your truck will be screaming when your towing at 65 MPH ( I am running about 2350 RPM) and your gonna be making lots of fuel stops. A turbo would be so much better than a regear, but $$ can be the driving force.

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