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  1. Awesomeness

    Highway speed gear 3.07 vs 2.87

    True, though I'm not really talking about taking it into the mountains, on steep continuous grades. Yes, it's slower there, but you don't get the shifting, and associated speeding up/down. I'm talking about rolling hills, like are found in Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, etc., where...
  2. Awesomeness

    Highway speed gear 3.07 vs 2.87

    Yes, they are, it's simply math, and I don't say that to be rude, I mean it very literally - you can't escape a 27% change in gearing and have it be anything close to the same. The 290HP engine (28% increase in HP) and 3.07:1 (27% decrease in gear ratio) roughly cancel each other out. Maybe...
  3. Awesomeness

    Highway speed gear 3.07 vs 2.87

    Yeah, it's fine. You just put 20% lower ratio gearing in it, you literally get 20% less going up the hills. No escaping that.
  4. Awesomeness

    Highway speed gear 3.07 vs 2.87

    Agreed, but even an empty truck is noticeably slower going up hills with the 3.07:1 gears (20%, in fact). Honestly, with thousands of miles on them, offroading with the 3.07:1 gears isn't the problem... it's how annoying their bogging down on every damn hill you encounter on the highway. Shift...
  5. Awesomeness

    Highway speed gear 3.07 vs 2.87

    Personally, I have the 3.07:1 gears, and they are already too big a change. Yes, you get ~20% higher top speed, but you get 20% less torque off the start or pulling up hills. I would not go to 2.87:1. If I could choose any ratio, I would want something between 3.07:1 and 3.90:1, that would...
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