All that tells you is the 4 speed auto can't be geared low enough for 35s. This is the same justification that I mentioned earlier that led to decades of people not gearing low enough.
Surely you know I realize that, right? I never said the 4 speed auto limitations were ideal either. All I said is that he will end up with a similar setup to what so many of them are already stuck with. Despite how non-ideal that may be, they are still making it down the road.
All I’m saying is his expectations are already low, 4.56 and 35 will be above his low expectations. If you read my post you’ll see where I said 3 times that it’s not ideal and I wouldn’t run it personally. Especially if I didn’t need 35’s. However that doesn’t mean somebody else shouldn’t simply because their gearing isn’t perfectly ideal. The pain of not having enough gearing is only going to affect him anyways, not us.
How about I put this a different way: if 4.56 is so terrible with 35’s in 5th, then why doesn’t he just pretend he has a 32RH and leave it in 4th?