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Re: 75:1 low enough?
75:1 is a good crawl ratio, especialy with an automatic, for all but the toughest of rock trails. I have ran the hammers with a 70:1 ratio, and 33" and 35" tires, and it was doable but a lot of clutching. At about 100:1 you can take your foot off the clutch much of the time and concentarte on driving.
If you arent driving regularly on Extreme rock trails I wouldnt worry to much about going lower.
I run at about 135:1 and use the lowest gears all day long in the rocks, but I barely grab anything lower than 3rd gear low, on trails.
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