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Old 07-14-2001, 10:22   #1 (permalink)
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roll can someone help me decode this

i have a id tag off my rear dana 60 of my 78 f 250 and the tag reads 3 73 D8TA HO
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i think the 3 73 is the gear ratio and if it is what would i need to go to if i want to put 35in tires on my truck someone please help
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Old 07-23-2001, 11:51   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, 3.73:1 is the ratio. What size tires do you have now? I'll need that to figure out what you'll need to keep the same performance you have now.
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Old 07-23-2001, 16:22   #3 (permalink)
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theres 31in on there right now and i dont remember if i put this but im putting in a 400hp ford 400 hope that helps and i want 35in tires on it too just to let you know again
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To keep the gearing so that it's equal to what you have now, you'll want something around 4.20:1, but, 4.56 will be better, more power to turn the tires, and all that good stuff. If your concerned about gas mileage, that 400 should handle 35's with your 3.73's
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Old 07-23-2001, 21:45   #5 (permalink)
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so i should keep the 3.73 if im on a budget or get the 4.56 or it doesnt really matter cause they'll both work
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