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Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by FlatbedHemi, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. FlatbedHemi

    FlatbedHemi Senior Member

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    I just got off the phone with the off-road shop and they are ordering my gears today. Looks like Im actually going through with this 4.88 swap.

    I put a few hundred miles on her this weekend and according to the EVIC I got 16.3 MPG at 70-75mph. On a normal week driving back and forth to work, I average about 14 driving the same speeds, but thats not just cruising and the terrain is a little more rolling than I was on this weekend. I know I can get 14mph easily around here, because I ran it in 5th gear for a while and got the same milage in 5th as I did in 6th. I know I dont drive a Prius, but I still like the idea of getting in the high teens on long tips. Im a little concerned about what its gonna do to my fuel mileage on trips like what I took over the weekend, but obviously not enough to keep me from doing the swap.

    It is what it is I guess. Looking forward to seeing what she'll do when I get it back. She is scheduled to go in for the swap first thing Wednesday morning, and I should get it back Friday evening. Just had to share.
     
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    S0CAL US Marine Veteran Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    Very nice. Where in TX are ya, and which shop is going to do the work?
     
  3. FlatbedHemi

    FlatbedHemi Senior Member

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    I am having Dynamic Customs in Lufkin do the swap for me. I have some friends that have had them do swaps on Jeeps and stuff and they highly recommended them.
     
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    If you dont mind me asking whats the price on the swap. Im looking to do something like this. Gonna be bad ass with 4.88's for ya
     
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    $3138 and some change for the swap, out the door. After 500 miles I have to bring it back for an inspection and fluid change, which should run $60+ depending if I go with conventional gear oil or synthetic.

    The labor on the invoice is only $550 per axel for the install and setup. They also do the initial 20 mile breakin cycles for me, so all I have to do is get in and drive it home.
     
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    Kick ass keep us posted. You should be able to tow anything and run some big shit over.
     
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    Dropped off today, and she goes under the wrench tomorrow. Should have it back by Friday afternoon.
     
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    . <<<< that’s me saving a spot lol
     
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    Can't do mine while unemployed. Waiting for Soc Sec to make a determination = NO $$.
     
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    Tell us how it goes. I am planning on doing 4.56 to mine with my Christmas bonus. :laughing1:Only have the 3.73's now so this should really help me pull my new to me 5th wheel. I ordered my truck & when I speced it out I was only pulling a 4,500lb boat & the occasional 4-5,000 lbs. on my utility trailer. Really didn't even need a 2500 but I wanted to have a little more than I really needed. 3 years later & here I am ordering tow mirrors, air bags, & re-gearing. Still kicking myself in the rear for not at least getting the 4.10's. For just over a $100 it should have been a no brainer!:banghead: I doubt I would be re-gearing if I already had those but as everyone says on here, if you are going to go through the hassle of re-gearing you might as well do the 4.56 or 4.88's. Moving up to a Cummins would be the ideal situation but trucks have gone up so much since I bought mine that I can't afford to do that right now.
     

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