While I haven't posted anything here sense joining the "Oregon Chapter", perhaps I should before Fabmandelux thinks I'm some kind of anti-social,voyeur - nut lurking out here!
Need imput - Going to do a gear change in our 02 F-150 FX4 in the next week or two. Stock gears are 3:55 with the 17" wheels and tires.
We tow a heavy boat during the summer months locally with at least three trips east, twice to Cove and at least one trip to Detroit Lake.
Had decided to run Yukon's 4:56 gear sets over the 4:11, mainly do to cost. Found the front 4:11 gears about $80 more that the 4:56 set.
Although I'm convinced the 4:56 gears will be superior for towing, question is, how will the daily driving suffer from this change?
3.73s are considered a good all around gear, they won't effect milage to badly when hauling your lunch pail daily, can cruse at freeway speeds and are acceptable for towing. There's a couple of calculators here that can help your decision making process. Wallace Racing - Automotive Calculators