November 9, 2005Anyone running 4.56 in Dakota 4X4? (45rfe trns) Or is it too much?
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November 9, 20054.10s are about as low as I have heard most Dak owners running.
November 9, 2005A few guys on Dakotausa.com run 4:56's with 33's, I'll be doing the same soon. According to Yellowkota2k who posts here aswell he's only looking at an increase of 500 rpm.
November 9, 2005What year Dakota?
87-96 have the Chrysler 7.25" front diff. Lowest gear available is 4.10.
97-99 have the IFS variation of the Dana 35. I've seen a few guys running 4.56 with 33" tires.
2000+ is the C205MM (aka 8"). Randy's only lists a 3.55 & 3.92 for the IFS 8" Don't know if anyone else makes a lower gear for it.
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November 9, 2005The D35 was actually in the 97-99 trucks, and 2000 was when they switched to the 8". It also has any available ratio for it, up to 4.56. I've got a set of Yukon 4.56's sitting in my room.
At 70mph, my RPM's will only be about 350 more, and 400 more at 80mph. It'll be worth it for me, especially with my truck being just under 5000lbs.
November 9, 20052kIt's a 2001. I've located gears for it. Yellow dakota what size tires you running. I've got the 265/70. Doesn't look like anything bigger will fit w/o a lift kit or at least trimming the plastic bumper fascia.
November 9, 2005I've got 33x12.5 BFG M/T's. If I had 31's or so, I'd go with 4.10's but with these tires and the weight, I don't consider anything other than 4.56's.
November 9, 2005YelloKota2K: Is it ok to contact you off forum. I have a ton of questions and I probably won't think of them all at once.
November 9, 2005That's perfectly fine with me. Just click the little email thing to the right of my name, and let me know what you need. You can keep my email address handy if you need something later on down the road. I'm always glad to help people out.
November 10, 2005YellowKota2k,
The D35 was actually in the 97-99 trucks, and 2000 was when they switched to the 8".
Douh!, I always seem to suffer from old timers every time I'm on the subject of when they switched to the 8". It's the same year, the same year, they switched to rack and pinion, there, I think I got it now.
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