2022 Reg Cab 5.0 axle ratio

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Is 3.73 going to be to much for mostly a daily driver 22 Reg Cab 5.0. ?

Some light towing occasionally but thinking more of something to help wake up that engine at lower RPMs mostly.

Hoping that 10 spd might help tone it down.

Was going to order today but wanted to do some more research.
 

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I was in the same boat, sucks we can’t get the 3.55 ratio. I opted to keep the 3.31 ratio , my towing will be under 3000 pounds for 6 months of the year. The truck is rated for around 10,000 with the 3.31 ratio. I thought the 3.73 would be a little too much and give up 1-2mpg. If you don’t tow much I’d stick with the 3.31, still plenty of power with the 5.0
 

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3.31 is fine
I have a SuperCab with an 8’ box 4x4
plenty zippy leaving a light and I have no qualms whatsoever about towing with it.
The gearing is not optimal for dragging heavy loads, but is suitable for occasional use.
My lifetime fuel mileage has finally creeped up to 20mpg, but I have very little city traffic to deal with.

I don’t expect my f150 handle heavy stuff nearly as well well as my 98 k1500, but I don’t work that as hard as I used to either.

Hell, I spent about 30 yr dragging heavy stuff with my 79 c10, 4spd, 454, and 3.08 rear gears.
454, needed the 3.08 for fuel mileage ( and we know those need all the help they can get), but pulling a steep grade—-3rd gear and engine wound tight, but, it got the job done.. still have that truck as well.
 

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Any plans on changing tire size? If you change to a shorter (smaller diameter tire) you'll effectively increase your final drive ratio. Opposite if you go taller (larger diameter tire).

Here is a nice 'effective gear ratio' calculator to help out.
https://tiresize.com/gear-ratio-calculator/

My personal opinion, if you are not driving >60% of your time on the highway for long trips, then go with as low a gear ratio as they offer. I wish I could have gotten the 3.73 with my truck, but lowest I could get was the 3.55, which I'm totally fine with the. the 10 spd trans makes up for just about anything you choose. 1st gear is so low, and 10th is so high, that I doubt you'd even know.

10th gear, stock tire size, with 3.55 gears I'm less than 2,000RPM at 70mph
 
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