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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

Im just looking at all the different options on tranny and mpg stuff. i am thinking about switching to a 6 speed but was wandering if anyone has used a gear vendors on one of these trucks? It would be able to drop the rpms way down low at 65 or 70 mpg i beleive you would be able to run 1500 rpms at 65 mph. Lets hear your thoughts on this.

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

I have looked into this for my 450 with 4.88 gears, it would really help on highway. I just cant find any around here unless i plan on spending a life savings.

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 02:35 AM
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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

I've looked into it. (Surprise!)

The GV is a quality unit (be sure and grommet the wires where they go throughthe firewall) and it is fairly bulletproof.

It is a 0.8:1 OD. If your 6 speed with 3.73 gears and OEM rubber is turning 2 grand at 70 MPH, it would knock your engine speed down to 1600. I'd expect a 3 MPG improvement. The PSD has plenty of torque for that RPM.

Problem is that the GV is eye-wateringly expensive and you never find them on craigslist. The 4x2 version costs $5,000.

It would be less expensive (for a 4x2) to get a T-56 Viper tranny with its huge 0.5:1 overdrive. That would reduce your top gear engine speed to 1400 [email protected] MPH.

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

yeah i didnt realize the price was so outragous. I tink i would rather just get a couple less mpg than buy the gear vendors now that i see the cost.

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

I just called GV $3050.00 shipped to my door.
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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

I looked into it but it is only gauranteed to 30,000lbs gcvw. I guess if you don't tow anything heavy and only want it for mpg then it would be ok.

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

guy i know has it on his 6.0 cc drw 4x4 and he loves it, hes also running 4.10s and does pull heavy loads. so far he has hauled dozers, skidsteers, some rigging equipment.......so far it has held up.

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

Just wondering,what is that on the front of the truck in your avitar?

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on dave truck that is an airdamn

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Re: anyone tried gear vendors overdrive?

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I've looked into it. (Surprise!)

The GV is a quality unit (be sure and grommet the wires where they go throughthe firewall) and it is fairly bulletproof.

It is a 0.8:1 OD. If your 6 speed with 3.73 gears and OEM rubber is turning 2 grand at 70 MPH, it would knock your engine speed down to 1600. I'd expect a 3 MPG improvement. The PSD has plenty of torque for that RPM.

Problem is that the GV is eye-wateringly expensive and you never find them on craigslist. The 4x2 version costs $5,000.

It would be less expensive (for a 4x2) to get a T-56 Viper tranny with its huge 0.5:1 overdrive. That would reduce your top gear engine speed to 1400 [email protected] MPH.
would be awsome, but that tranny wont last long with the torque of a diesel...

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