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It's not a myth.

It can add to problems, especially on long drives on the highway.

The weight of the car
Rear end gears
Tranny
Tire & wheel size

All play a part
 

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Originally posted by Crenshaw's Finest@Aug 18 2006, 02:16 AM~5992422
It's not a myth.

It can add to problems, especially on long drives on the highway.

The weight of the car
Rear end gears
Tranny
Tire & wheel size

All play a part
your the man... beeat me too it
 

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By using the numbers on tire, a 13 is only around 1" smaller than a 14. Small rims in general are bad on the tranny. If you're doing 55 but the speedometer says 85, there's a problem.
 

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Originally posted by Crenshaw's Finest@Aug 18 2006, 02:16 AM~5992422
It's not a myth.

It can add to problems, especially on long drives on the highway.

The weight of the car
Rear end gears
Tranny
Tire & wheel size

All play a part
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Originally posted by OGJordan@Aug 18 2006, 06:39 AM~5992834
By using the numbers on tire, a 13 is only around 1" smaller than a 14.  Small rims in general are bad on the tranny.  If you're doing 55 but the speedometer says 85, there's a problem.
My rear end went bad on me because of that,changed rear end,never had the problem again..I actually went with a rear end off of a 4 door caddi,mine is a 2 door,a saves alot of gas too..... :0
 

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Originally posted by OldDirty@Aug 18 2006, 06:33 AM~5992812
Can this problem be solved without having to go with a bigger rim ?
rear end gearing can help
 

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i have been riding 13z with 155/80's for going on three years now with no problem, just don't bury the pedal when you are on the freeway and you will be fine. Make sure to keep with with your tranny service too. Fresh fluid and filter and even a trans cooler will help bro. :thumbsup:
 

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If your tranny goes out on 13's it would have went out on 14's too, just maybe not as quite as fast.

Good advice on the rear end gears up there^^
 

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I BUSTED THE TRANNY IN MY 74 MONTE ON 13'S, BUT I WAS BEING STUPID AND ROASTING THE TIRES AND POWER BREAKING IT. $300 BUCKS LATER I DIDNT TRY IT AGAIN AND HAD THE RIDE FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS AND NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW TRANNY. GO EASY ON THE LONG TRIPS AND LIKE THE SONGS SAYS "LOWRIDER GOES A LITTLE SLOWER" ...WAR
 

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Originally posted by OGJordan@Aug 18 2006, 06:39 AM~5992834
By using the numbers on tire, a 13 is only around 1" smaller than a 14.  Small rims in general are bad on the tranny.  If you're doing 55 but the speedometer says 85, there's a problem.
Yeah and RPM's is another thing, especially if you have 2spd PG trans. 35MPH at 3500 RPM aint no joke.

Originally posted by Dressed2Impress+Aug 18 2006, 09:23 AM~5993762-->
rear end gearing can help
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Any 4x4 or hot rod shop can help you on deciding your gear ratios.

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i have been riding 13z with 155/80's for going on three years now with no problem, just don't bury the pedal when you are on the freeway and you will be fine.  Make sure to keep with with your tranny service too.  Fresh fluid and filter and even a trans cooler will help bro. :thumbsup:
Good advice.
 

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Originally posted by dallas@tejas,Aug 18 2006, 10:44 AM~5993468
My rear end went bad on me because of that,changed rear end,never had the problem again..I actually went with a rear end off of a 4 door caddi,mine is a 2 door,a saves alot of gas too..... :0
WHAT YEAR CADI REAR END
 

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yeah that power brakin and rostin them tires is what did my ring gear in....
 

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Originally posted by 81 FLEETWOOD@Aug 18 2006, 09:37 PM~5998417
WHAT YEAR CADI REAR END
I believe an 84..
 
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