Ok. That makes sense. Thanks everyone for your input. Next project then is to ditch the clutch fan, and put in an electric one.
----- Original Message -----
> From: Jason Bleazard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:52 PM
> Subject: Re: DML: 2000 4.7l cc 4x4
> On 16/02/13 11:17 AM, Phillip Batson wrote:
>> Anyone know if it is possible to change the gear ratio in the rear end?
> We did it on our 2001 (from 3.55 to 3.92 for improved towing capability).
> Don't forget on a 4x4 that you also have to change the gears in the front
> axle. I'm not sure how the 2000 is set up, but on the '01 we didn't
> have to do anything for the speedometer because the sensor is on the axle
> I didn't really notice any appreciable difference in fuel mileage. Maybe 1-2
> MPG, but that probably isn't going to save you enough on gas to cover the
> price of the gears and labor to have them installed. I've been told that
> differential gears are fairly hard to set up correctly, and installation is best
> left to an experienced professional. Meaning, not the guy on the corner who
> mostly installs brakes and mufflers.
> -- Jason Bleazard firstname.lastname@example.org Burlington, Ontario
> '01 Dakota Sport 4x4, 4.7 V8, Auto, Quad Cab, black
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