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#1 crazydog

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:17 PM

Which ratio should I choose? Truck tows a 3 horse trailer, usually with 2 horses.
3.73 or 4.10?? I have a 4.10 right now. Looking to buy a 2010 with all the deals on right now but they can't fine me one with a 4.10. So do I settle for the 3.73 or go with a 2011??

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:28 PM

Which ratio should I choose? Truck tows a 3 horse trailer, usually with 2 horses.
3.73 or 4.10?? I have a 4.10 right now. Looking to buy a 2010 with all the deals on right now but they can't fine me one with a 4.10. So do I settle for the 3.73 or go with a 2011??


3.73 with the 6 speed transmission and you will be fine!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:28 AM

1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck?

If 1/2 the 3.73 can only be gotten with the MAX trailering package. No 4.10 available.

The 1/2 ton have to meet upcoming fuel economy standards so axle ratios are going up (numerically down). 3.08 is standard, 3.42 optional, 3.73 only with MAX trailering and 4.10 N/A.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:10 AM

1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck?

If 1/2 the 3.73 can only be gotten with the MAX trailering package. No 4.10 available.

The 1/2 ton have to meet upcoming fuel economy standards so axle ratios are going up (numerically down). 3.08 is standard, 3.42 optional, 3.73 only with MAX trailering and 4.10 N/A.


3/4 ton. I have never had a 3.73, so don't know what the difference, if any, will be. Sometimes I feel like this truck is not pulling very well anyway, so am hesitant to take the chance . . . . .. :)

#5 welscher08

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:14 AM

1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck?

If 1/2 the 3.73 can only be gotten with the MAX trailering package. No 4.10 available.

The 1/2 ton have to meet upcoming fuel economy standards so axle ratios are going up (numerically down). 3.08 is standard, 3.42 optional, 3.73 only with MAX trailering and 4.10 N/A.


3/4 ton. I have never had a 3.73, so don't know what the difference, if any, will be. Sometimes I feel like this truck is not pulling very well anyway, so am hesitant to take the chance . . . . .. :)


What do you have for a truck now? So we can tell you how the new one will be in comparison to your current truck. I think for your trailer you will be fine though with 3.73's. My dad has a big livestock trailer and has 4.10's with a 3500 truck. But with the new 6 speed you should be fine. Or are you getting a diesel?

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:31 AM

3.73's will be just fine for what your towing. I believe it gives the truck above 10,500 towing :)

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