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Old 08-06-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'm gonna lift my 2001 chevy blazer 2wd. And wanted to know will it look good with 2 in body plus 2 in rough country with 31s? Reason I wanna do both is I don't want my 31s to rub when I hit bumps in road or on my dirt road? Also, should I go with 3.73 gears sence I want my truck to feel like stock with 31s? Thanks
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:12 PM
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What gears do you have now? 31"s are just a couple inches taller than factory 235/75's, so I wouldn't think a re-gear would be needed. If you really want to see where you would be, there are gear ratio calculators online, and you can compare your current setup to a new one.
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:38 PM
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I have 3.42 now I just don't want it to be that sluggish sence I'm a vol firefighter
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:22 PM
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if you dont change the gears, you will be at about 3.20:1 on the rear end.
if you want to keep the same performance, you would basically need a 3.65:1 rear end.
so yes, you would want to change to the 3.73's if you want it to drive the same. if you dont change them, you would effectively have a 3.20 as your rear end gear. you might be sluggish off the line but then it would start to "freight train" when you get high in the RPM range. i dont know if you will be able to find a 3.73 rear end in 2wd. you might have to buy some parts. which wont be cheap. unless you know how to set up a rear end yourself.
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if you like seeing all that frame exposed then ya a body lift looks good, personally i could never bring myself to do it
 
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if you dont change the gears, you will be at about 3.20:1 on the rear end.
if you want to keep the same performance, you would basically need a 3.65:1 rear end.
so yes, you would want to change to the 3.73's if you want it to drive the same. if you dont change them, you would effectively have a 3.20 as your rear end gear. you might be sluggish off the line but then it would start to "freight train" when you get high in the RPM range. i dont know if you will be able to find a 3.73 rear end in 2wd. you might have to buy some parts. which wont be cheap. unless you know how to set up a rear end yourself.
just my .02
oldsmobile bravadas has 3:73 with g80 on some of the 2wds. and direct swap out too with ours. (make sure its 2wd for 2wd,and 4wd for 4wd)
 
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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bravada's are all awd which is similar to a 4x4 except the front axle has no vacuum actuator
 
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