35s on 3.73 gears - yay or nay?

Cappy

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Cappy
Joined
Aug 26, 2020
Messages
788
Reaction score
2,506
Location
North Texas
Vehicle(s)
2021 Ford Ranger
Bronco
Badlands
Clubs
 
Hay
 

rcarmchl

Outer Banks
Member
First Name
Ryan
Joined
Aug 9, 2021
Messages
23
Reaction score
45
Location
Memphis, TN
Vehicle(s)
Forrester Sport
Bronco
Outer Banks
you are NOT gonna be happy with that....on road or off. I mean - it will work, but the performance will suffer.
 
  • Like
Reactions: abe

NotGuilty

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2020
Messages
125
Reaction score
377
Location
Nonya
Vehicle(s)
2008 GMC Sierra
Bronco
Black Diamond
Vehicle Showcase
1
Clubs
 
Unless you like owning a 8/9 Speed Bronco with the occasional 10th gear I wouldn't run 35s on 3.73s. I have to be on pretty much level ground or barely accelerating on the highway to stay in OD with my 3.73s and 33in tires.
 

Whitebronc35

Big Bend
Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
Location
SC
Vehicle(s)
4runner
Bronco
Big Bend
Was wondering the same thing. Ordered a big bend w/o sas and wanted to run 33" or 35" tires. Going to have the 2.3 and will be 90% on road.
Test drive 2.7 base with 35" and it did pretty good. Has more torque than the 2.3 so not sure how much difference I would feel.
 
OP
OP
Broncojy

Broncojy

Big Bend
Active Member
First Name
Johnny
Joined
Oct 8, 2021
Messages
25
Reaction score
15
Location
Fort Lauderdale
Vehicle(s)
Ford Raptor
Bronco
Big Bend
Was wondering the same thing. Ordered a big bend w/o sas and wanted to run 33" or 35" tires. Going to have the 2.3 and will be 90% on road.
Test drive 2.7 base with 35" and it did pretty good. Has more torque than the 2.3 so not sure how much difference I would feel.

Same here, But mines a 2.7 BB w/o sas. Trying to decide whether to go 33 or 35.
 

Whitebronc35

Big Bend
Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
Location
SC
Vehicle(s)
4runner
Bronco
Big Bend
Same here, But mines a 2.7 BB w/o sas. Trying to decide whether to go 33 or 35.
From the test drive on the 2.7 base w/35"s, I'd say do that. Engine had plenty of torque I felt. Plus 35"s look so good on the Bronco.
My concern was because I choose the 2.3.
 
OP
OP
Broncojy

Broncojy

Big Bend
Active Member
First Name
Johnny
Joined
Oct 8, 2021
Messages
25
Reaction score
15
Location
Fort Lauderdale
Vehicle(s)
Ford Raptor
Bronco
Big Bend
From the test drive on the 2.7 base w/35"s, I'd say do that. Engine had plenty of torque I felt. Plus 35"s look so good on the Bronco.
My concern was because I choose the 2.3.
I want to do that, but it seems like 95% of the people on here are saying its a bad idea... so it's just really a hard choice.
 

Bison

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
467
Reaction score
1,056
Location
Colorado
Vehicle(s)
Fj cruiser, Power wagon
Bronco
Badlands
Nope!! Why do you think they have upgraded gears for the Sasquatch package? Now you could get away with it if you lived in let’s say my home state of North Dakota. It’s flat and no extra strain. I live in Colorado and have an Fj on 33’s with 4:56’s and it’s perfect.
 

Whitebronc35

Big Bend
Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
Location
SC
Vehicle(s)
4runner
Bronco
Big Bend
I want to do that, but it seems like 95% of the people on here are saying its a bad idea... so it's just really a hard choice.
Honestly unless you're going to do alot of off reading, I don't think it's a big deal.
Some people have posted about loss of torque, straining the engine with taller tires. This thing isn't a sports car, I doubt you would be able to tell any difference in speed.
The 2.7 w/o sas has the same 3.73 gear as the 2.3. But I'm sure the torque curves are a little different.
 

JPG

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2021
Messages
104
Reaction score
112
Location
Montreal, Qc, Canada
Vehicle(s)
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Bronco
Badlands
Yay, but you need to keep it in mind when off roading. Like i said in another thread, i've been running 35s for 6 years on my FJ Cruiser auto which is 3.73 gear ratio. Does it suffer mpg wise, yes it does and i live with it ( it has the aerodynamics of a brick, so nothing will help it ), does it suffer in trail at 1 mph not at all, 35s are the best size , IMHO. Do i have to be careful what i am doing, yes i do, but that's the same with any vehicle that you bring off road.
 
Advertisement

 
Ridergraphix
Advertisement
Top