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Old 02-18-2014, 08:12 PM   #31
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I can say this in regards to the eaton diff, it works well in the snow, we just had 2 feet of snow dump in the kanto region (tokyo, yokohama, saitama areas) and the diff worked flawlessly. it is totally transparent and seemless in its activation and the only way you know its back there is by the twin rooster tails of snow I was throwing p while playing in the snow.....can you say tokyo drift with a 4wd?

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Got it back tonight. I haven't really gotten to test it out, but my 1/2 mile gravel driveway is a mud pit due to 14 inches of snow melting. Well, i just drove down the driveway a little bit slower than i normally do, i didn't even realize it was that muddy(alot of snow melted today. It went form like 30's to 50's all day today). till i saw my wheels were muddy after i parked.

The pic was taken like 2 hours after i drove, thats why the muds mostly dry
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I can say this in regards to the eaton diff, it works well in the snow, we just had 2 feet of snow dump in the kanto region (tokyo, yokohama, saitama areas) and the diff worked flawlessly. it is totally transparent and seemless in its activation and the only way you know its back there is by the twin rooster tails of snow I was throwing p while playing in the snow.....can you say tokyo drift with a 4wd? ken
Lol I just missed all the snow. But hoping we get just a tad more and that it melts so i can test mine in the snow
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My reasoning for not upgrading would be the increase in switching to 3.73s may not be very noticeable(at least thats what i see on other forums). And im looking at roughly $220 for new gears right?
I wouldn't bother going from 3.55 to 3.73, the difference isn't worth the expense.
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I wouldn't bother going from 3.55 to 3.73, the difference isn't worth the expense.

I would have to agree with byoungblood on this. I just swapped to the yukon 4.10's .

The truck is low mileage (50k miles) and the engine is healthy but with the stock optioned 17's (265/70-17) it was only so so in acceleration.

A swap to BFG mud terrrain 33's really killed the acceleration. a SCT tuned by 5Star Tuning brought it back up some but honestly after all of the HiPo cars I have owned it was just too doggy on takeoff. If I hook up the camper & its even more pathetic. So I ruminated on it a bit and eventually settled on the 4.10's.

No matter how I calculated it the 3.73's were not going to make enough of a differenace. The 4.10's are a good enough balance between power for towing and still be in a reasonable RPM range for the highway that I could justify the expense.
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I stayed with the 3.55s since my gas milage isn't too great anyway, and as many of you have said, 3.73s just aren't cost effective. Plus i don't need a race truck, l'd save up for a muscle car for that(plans are in the make for that, but like 10 years down the road, definitely not right now). I would've put 4.10s in though if my truck was 4x4 and i had larger wheels and tires on it.



I know this is nothing compared to what people in this section do, but i drove through this this morning and felt the rear left of the truck sink, i kept giving constant gas and it didn't slip at all. The truck was like "nope, that's not slow me down" and chugged right through.
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I know this is nothing compared to what people in this section do, but i drove through this this morning and felt the rear left of the truck sink, i kept giving constant gas and it didn't slip at all. The truck was like "nope, that's not slow me down" and chugged right through.

Looks like you got some trappers in your area.....Now that right there be a chevy trap.

Not nearly strong enough or bad enough to catch one of dem fords i tell ya.


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