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how might i go about changing the gear ratio in a 2001 ram 1500 RWD, it's 3.55, i am thinkin about a little higher... don't know about 4.10... how might i go about it? if i have to i will take it to the dealer. but is it possible to do it myself?
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1998 ram 1500 4x4 ext. cab 4x4 5.2l/318 35x12.5 BFG M/T km1's 15" early 90's sport rims, 2.5" Rough country leveling kit, 2" add a leafs, new trans, front and rear axles, hughes plenum, fastman, superchips, flowmaster
its possible to do it yourself if you have done rearends before or know somebody that has, you have to be careful about shims. i probably wouldnt go to a 4.10 im personally looking at upgrading to a 3.92 for my 2wd. im sure others will chime in shortly
i imagine the dealer would hit you pretty hard. probably around 1500-2000 is my guess. I used to build swamp buggy jeeps so i know how to change gears. they are a pain to do it right but if you do it wrong your in for some money
The dealership will rape you. Don't go to them, you can get just a good of job done by a quality mechanic that you trust. Make sure they are good and you trust them, because there are a lot $tealerships and mechanics out there that will screw the job up.
For labor, you're talking $300-$400 for the rear axle usually.
A friend of mine just put new gears and a posi in his camero, he had some help from his dad but he said it wasn't all that hard. Just need to take your time and do everything correct and not skip any details.
2000 Ram Sport 4x4 QC, 5.2, Flowmaster 50 series, K&N Air Intake, No Badges