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  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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    What tires are you running? I'm guessing 35s or 37s?

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    Me? I am actually only running a 34, but will go up to a 35 next round. Probably wont go any larger than that.
     
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    Why would you jump to a 4.88 if you're not going bigger than 35s, then? Seems like overkill unless you're really putting some tall tires on.

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    I debated several months over 4.56 or 4.88. Went 4.88 after the recommendation of several people on here. Only a 150 rpm difference so went with the lower set.
     
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    That's awesome man! Congrats! Looking forward to your report.
     
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    What is it going to run you out the door? About $3,000-3,500?
     
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