egagnon086 wrote:What are you going to regear to? 4.30, 4.56, 4.77 ??? What size tires did you decide on?
egagnon086 wrote:You need 4.56 or better, I have 265/75-16 now and 4 56 with the v6 5 speed it drives like a champ. If I were you id look for a set if 4.56 or 4.77s, the 4.56s up in the front can come straight out of a trooper. But the 4.56 rears are hard to come by.
I do have a set of 4.77s id give you a good deal on if your interested. That way you get the bigger tires without all the torque loss.
totten wrote:Rodeo814 ,I buy the 4.77's front and rear from Egagnon086. That would give you all the power back. I myself would like to have more gear but can't right now. My 4.30's do ok for now with 265/75/16's. You could make that winch mount plate and weld or bolt it to front of frame like the Opel ,less weight without metal bumper,I like the way it looks.
egagnon086 wrote:285/75s are about as big as you can really go on a rodeo without, extreme compromises in handling.you will probably want to check your wheel bearings or have them serviced the same time you get tires. Its alot more weight that the OEM size.
Totten your 04 isn't a direct comparison to His '00, you have the different trans and tc. The auto in the '00 is the 4l30 IIRC.
But Id say regearing are a must, for any 33" tire in a rodeo.
gwana66 wrote:Once you lift more than about 2" or so, your CV joint boots' life will be measured in months. The manual hubs allow you to disconnect the front hubs so the front CV axles aren't constantly spinning and flexing the boots. Another solution is to lower the front differential, but it's only good for about 1.5" and it's a lot of work.
The lower links help put the rear suspension back into proper geometry. The joints also allow for better flex.
totten wrote:This is on my Rodeo. Check CALMINI.com It's a 3"lift #ip2039 $994.95. They are out of Ca. I've had good luck with it. Been on my Rodeo for12 yrs. Has all you need in kit except manual hubs. Ck out!