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Old 07-26-2011, 11:52 PM
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What gear ratio is used when the towing package is factory installed? I'm thinking they lower the gearing a bit. I have a Sport package 4x4 without the tow package and need to tow. I can add the hitch, electric wiring and transmission cooler, but was wondering about the rear. The build sheet says I have a 3.55 rear axle ratio, but then it also says I have a Corporate 8.25 rear axle. If the truck had the tow package, what would be different?
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first off, Welcome to the Z!!!

secondly - that's a good question. i dont have my build sheet in front of me, but on my r/t i have the 3.92 gears, no towing package, but i also have the corporate axle, but i cant remember if it is 8.25 or 9.25 (i think it is 8.25)

but i think the gear ratio is stamped on the diff somewhere. i also think you can have the same size rear axle with different gear ratios

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mine has 3.55 gears but the 9.25 axle assembly it has the tow package.
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i just checked my build sheet, i have the 9.25 corporate rear diff with the 3.92 gears, limited slip (or anti-spin like dodge calls it)
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Which axle is better, the 8.25 or 9.25? I do know that the higher the gear ratio, the better the towing and acceleration but lower mpg due to higher rpms.
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not sure which one is better, it would depend on what you need to do with your truck. the bigger rear end would be more of a heavy duty type
and yeah the higher the ratio number, the better the acceleration and towing but less fuel mileage
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The build sheet for my 2000 QC 4.7 list 45RFE auto,trailer tow group,anti-spin, 3.55:1,and 9.25 LD corporate axle.
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