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I am working on a 1986 Toyota Pickup with a 22re set up as a torque motor well as much torque as a 4 banger naturally aspirated motor can produce. The truck is getting a solid axle swap up front and lifting all suspension to run 35" tires and get good articulation. The question at hand is what do you guys think the best final drive ratio in low range should be? I can go any where from 37:1 factory all the way down to 481:1 (to get this a crawl box will be in place) and anywhere in between. The goal is to be fast enough in higher gears to move down the trail in rough terrain at a good piece but in super low to be able to go over anything that gets in the way.
 

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Run dual cases. Put 4:1 or 4.7:1 gears in one, leave the other stock. If running an auto, go 5.71 gears in the diffs, if stick go 5.29.
 

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Have you ever run this configuration yourself or know of someone personally? I was concerned that would be too high of a ratio for low crawl. Also do you know of any where to get a video of vehicles using different crawl ratios.

Once again thanks Boyscout

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Check these forums out.

http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/index.php
http://www.yotatech.com/forumindex.php
http://board.marlincrawler.com/
and the Toyota boards here..... http://pirate4x4.com/forum/

Hundreds, if not thousands, have run that combo. It will give you the best of both worlds.

What are you planning for suspension? It's easy to jump on the bandwagon and blow a bunch of money. The cheap, tried and true way is leaves front and rear. Run your stock rear springs up front. You can add or take away leaves from other packs (don't have to be Toyota, I mixed some Jeep YJ leaves in with mine) to get the height you want. Throw some 63" Chevy springs in the back (came off of late 90's 1/2 ton Chevy's, run you under $100). I ran this combo of springs on my old '95 Pickup that I did SAS on and it worked great. I was running 35's and could have easily fit 38's with some trimming.
 

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Run dual cases. Put 4:1 or 4.7:1 gears in one, leave the other stock. If running an auto, go 5.71 gears in the diffs, if stick go 5.29.
5.29s will work great with 35's . This is A-1 advice and spot on . :thumb::thumb:
 
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