FWIW, I’m driving with 31s and 4.56. It’s not too steep and I like it a lot. I almost went 4.10 but I felt like I would be wasting money regearing to only 4.10. Plus I have the option to go 32s or 33s with my next set of tires. I’m very happy I went 4.56. I definitely would have buyers remorse if I went 4.10.
Edit: I also have the NV 3550 5 spd
Thanks for sharing your experience. The table of recommended ratios here matches your combo with 4.88 recommended for 32-33.
I see you’re running a Truetrac in the rear with a lunchbox in the front. How does that combo do in snow and ice on the street? Do you like it on the trail?