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Old 02-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #11
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that 3:55 gear ratio would concern me the most
He is talking deisel truck hence the 3:55
Gassers tow with 4:10 or 4:30 gears
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #12
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that 3:55 gear ratio would concern me the most
That 3.55 gear was the lowest offered on the 2010 3/4 ton diesels. That's what I have in my truck and as I said in a previous post, my truck hardly knows it towing my fifth wheel. The 350 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque is something else.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #13
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Don't forget about all these new six speed transmissions. The axle ratios of old are not the same as they are today.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #14
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Don't forget about all these new six speed transmissions. The axle ratios of old are not the same as they are today.
Yes the new setups are a bit more confusing than the ol gear ratios for towing

For example my '06 Nissan armada has a 3.357:1 for its final gear and tows 9,000lbs w/ 5 speed transmission with tow/haul mode.

when i was younger you needed a minimum of 3.73 for medium towing. now it gets a lil confusing

Heck even new Chevy Silverado 2500HD uses 6speed w 3.73's instead of 4.10's!
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