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Old 04-07-2019, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hey guys jus got a 97 hard body maual 4x4. The truck has 31ís on it could i change my rear end gears to gain more power.
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:30 PM   #2
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Changing gear ratios does nothing for power. Yes, you can change gear ratios to help change where you are in the RPM range at a given wheel speed. What is your axle ratio now?
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Lwoody93,

The KA24E engine that you have only has 134 horsepower.
At best, if you have the HG46 rear end, you're probably at the best speed/acceleration you cant have.

Take a picture of your door tag for us to give us a complete idea of what set up we are talking about.

Some 4x4 Hardbodies came stock with 31x10.5x15 tires and others with 235x75x15.
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I believe 31s were more common due to packages vs the 235/75/15s.



Paine is correct, it likely has 4.6:1 gears. I believe either rugged rocks or 4x4parts has gears down to 5.13:1 or maybe even lower.
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Leave the gears as they are, way too expensive to swap out. IMO get a header, stage II cam and 240 intake.
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