Gears for a Bronco??

TOTTI

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I have a Bronco with 5.0 and AOD trans..I have 4.88 for it..what do you think?..or should I go with the 4.56??..

let me now your opinion..

Thanks..
 

philofab

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I have a Bronco with 5.0 and AOD trans..I have 4.88 for it..what do you think?..or should I go with the 4.56??..

let me now your opinion..

Thanks..
What size tires???? Kinda matters.
 

Brokenbronco

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I ran 4:56's with 35's on my last bronco, and for the most part was happy with them. But i allways wanted to go to 4:88's.
 

TOTTI

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I ran 4:56's with 35's on my last bronco, and for the most part was happy with them. But i allways wanted to go to 4:88's.
Ok thanks..I will stay with the 4.88, maybe I will put them in this weekend and lets see how it works..

Thanks again..
 

Brock_Beeson

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what rearend? i have a 5.0 ranger with 35's. 4.56 is a great all around gear set and goes well at freeway speeds, but if the truck saw mostly dirt id go 4.88
 

Polarcub

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I have 4.88s in my bronco and love the combo with 35's, if I spent more time on the street 4.56 is a good choice as it is a little friendlier on the freeway. With the 4.88s though you can cruise 70-75 staying under 3k on the tach. If I keep my foot out of it an knock it down to 65 the mileage goes up a bit.
I would keep the 4.88s you will appreciate the responsiveness in the dirt

Jeremy
 

jgbjgb

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F150, 5.0, 5 sp manual, 33" tires, now running 4.10 gears.

Opinions on running 4.56 with 33" tires?
 

philofab

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F150, 5.0, 5 sp manual, 33" tires, now running 4.10 gears.

Opinions on running 4.56 with 33" tires?
A little on the low side I would think. I am running a 5.0, 5 speed (m5R2), and 35" tires with 4.56 gears. I wouldn't want to run 33" tires with this setup.
 
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