Old Bastard !
Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal Bending
Reputation Points: 3054
|With larger tires the truck WILL lose power, if auto-trans you may not notice it but with a manual you will need to shift to a lower gear to do the things you used to do in a higher gear... just the facts, I've lived it !
Re-gearing, yes pricey, but you will not believe what you were missing until you drive it with the new gearing.
My Ranger is 15 years old this year, less than 90K mile on the Odometer and she is running great.
... knock on wood
I know most people think it is a BIG thing to re-gear and it is in a lot of ways, but the the big thing really is the new response you get from the old Girl and the increase in milage, I gained 3 mpg and if I can keep my foot out of the floor boards I can get even better mpg !
When I first drove the truck after the re-gear, wow, I have a new truck, at least it felt that way !
It was just a suggestion to re-gear, some people do not realize just how much of a change it will be !
I got my truck to the look the way I wanted first, the right tire and rims, then I decided what gears to go with (4.56s), and although I like it the way it is I think 4.88s might have been even better... more power, Scotty ! Need the 5.0L even more than before !
There is no sense driving for long distances in the DD and not enjoy it, so take some of the work out of driving !
Good Luck on the new tires, I am getting to the point of new treads too, I have had these BFG-ATs on for over five years and the front is the only ones worn... maybe I should have rotated the tires more !
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !