OK seems like we got a consensus: for raw lifters the deadlift is typically greater.
As far as the side discussion as which lift is king? here's few points why I say the squat is king: 1. on max squat lifts you gotta have spotters, on safety pins. whereas you never need a spotter for the deadlift. To me that says something.
the deadlift is one movement: you pull the bar upright, that's it. Whereas the squat is two movements: you lower the weight to parralel and then the 2nd movement you must stand up with the weight.
Agreed both are super lifts, that no one can do without who wants strength and muscle mass, but only 1 is King.
I have to say the deadlight is King. For 1. You do not need a spotter agreed, but even if you had a spotter they couldn't help you in any way, shape, or form. YOU have to pull the weight off the ground no one can help. There is no special equipment or suit you can wear to help unlike the squat. 2. Look at the numbers. There are plenty of 1000+ pound squatters, but not many 1000+ dead lifters.
I love squats dont get me wrong, but they piss me off. Think about it this way, a deadlift IS a deadlift. Anyone who knows them knows how they are done and there is no way around it. Now with the squats, you got the CORRECT squats below parallel, then parallel, then 1/4 squat, then the feet pushing against the outside of the power rack and the 4 inch knee lowering exercise.
With the deadlift, every variation is hard as SHIT. Even shortened ROM rack pulls piss a person off to no extent. So the deadlift is king because there is no way to "cheat" on the lift by shortening range of motion for more weight and making it easier. Its also explains why i see more people squat no nobody DL in my gym
Then perhaps you should focus on improving your grip strength instead of giving others advice. Having a squat that is bigger than your deadlift is not what the average raw lifter should be worried about.
That's true up to a point. If you squat 500 raw, I bet you pull 550 or 600. But if you squat 700 raw, you might still only pull 650 raw. Some men are simply not suited to heavy pulls- no matter how strong they get. Short arms and small hands do not grow with training.
For the vast majority of people going raw, the deadlift will be higher than the squat. There are a few people, usually heavy lifters like Hanley mentioned, that can squat about what they pull or maybe just a bit more. This also only seems to apply to advanced lifters (both lifts over 600 lbs). For those people saying they can squat 400+ and can't pull 400+, my response is I seriously doubt you are squatting low enough. Again this is talking about raw, gear obviously changes the equation.
A search on the rankings of powerliftingwatch.com will show you how clear the relationship is.