GEAR RATIO

  • Tiny
  • bubba321
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 140,000 miles

How do figure out the gear ratio in the rear end of my 2000 chevy silverado 1500 4x4

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 1:47 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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The no. Of turns the driveshaft makes to turn the wheel 1 full turn

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 1:51 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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Check for a small metal tag under one of the cover bolts on either axle. Otherwise the ratio is stamped on the outer surface of the ring gear.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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Both of these methods will work but I need to expand on the turn counting method. If it has a limited slip differential, just mark the bottom of one of the tires and count the turns of the driveshaft to bring it one revolution. However it it does not have a limited slip, then you have to lock one wheel still and count 2 revolutions of the other wheel to get the same result.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 2:12 AM

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