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Hi folks,

I thought this might be a "greenie" question, but I need to know anyway. How can I figure out the rear end gear ratio in my truck that has a 9" Ford?

I think it has an LSD of some sort, but I haven't checked that yet. I'm just guessing because whenever I goose it, I feel both sides engage. Yesterday I goosed it out of a corner, and it spun straight, did a little "S" then moved out real nice (everyone in the cab just kinda got momentarily pasted to the rear window).

I don't do this often (yeah right!), but anytime I do I get a good response from the rear end. My miliage is also pretty good on the open road anyhow. In the city I get about 13MPG and I have 225R 70 15's. Help in figuring out the ratio would be appreciated. THX...K
 

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Stick a floor jack under the rear end, put it in neutral and rotate the passenger's rear wheel one complete revolution. While you do this count the number of revolutions on the drive shaft. If it goes about 3 1/2 times then you probably have about a 3.50, if it goes almost 4 times around then you have a 3.90 etc.

This method will give you a pretty good idea of what you have and is the best method I know of without actually counting the teeth on the ring and pinion.

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Have you checked to see if there is a tag one of the bolts holding the pumpkin in to the housing,, i think the first #s are the gear ratio.
 

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Thanks...will do.

I just jack it up under the pumpkin, right? Both wheels off the ground, and spin the passenger side wheel.
 

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traction issue

First CK out your gear ratio and then get back to us. I tried to explain to the Troll with the imaginary Boss Stang he needed to CK his gear ratio and post back but I don't expect to hear from him. YOU WERE RIGHT ON GIRL, called it in the first post didn't you? Boss Troll is pissing around with the crew and cussing his little head off. Some people don't understand its not good to be caught in a LIE?? He's probably running bald tires, or did he say slicks???




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Re: traction issue

tm454 said:
First CK out your gear ratio and then get back to us. I tried to explain to the Troll with the imaginary Boss Stang he needed to CK his gear ratio and post back but I don't expect to hear from him. YOU WERE RIGHT ON GIRL, called it in the first post didn't you? Boss Troll is pissing around with the crew and cussing his little head off. Some people don't understand its not good to be caught in a LIE?? He's probably running bald tires, or did he say slicks???




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Todd, what are you talking about?

Kaylah; Yes jack up the rear end so both wheels are off the ground. You wan to turn the passenger side wheel because it is attached to the ring gear. The driver's side wheel goes thru the differential and, unless both wheels turn (the passenger side may stay still or even go backward), you will get bogus results.
 
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