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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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Gears For A Bronco?

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Just curious what kind of gears you would slap in a 89 Bronco. I wouldn't mind spinning all four through the mud pit. Not looking for a street locker. This is a pure mud vehicle. Let me know your opinion on the cheap ones or the expensive ones. This is for the stock axles.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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No Idea how to do that. Anyone got any tips? If you weld it would you weld both front an back? What about turning the torque up with gears? Welding it do the same? Kinda a newb at this shit.
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TIG weld the spiders together or have someone do it. Yea front and back since its a mud truck. IF its welded correctly it wont break on you.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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What about the gear to tire ratio. Were going from 31's to 35's. Will welding it compensate for the bigger tires or is it better to go with the gears.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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What about the gear to tire ratio. Were going from 31's to 35's. Will welding it compensate for the bigger tires or is it better to go with the gears.
No, you have to change your ring and pinion to change the gear ratio you have. A locker or welded diff will only lock the tires together side to side which aids in traction.

Front and rear Gears sets and install kits will run around $500. If you have to have a shop do the work, that will probably set you back another $400-500.

Welded front diffs are hard on axle shafts as well, esp. if they are still stock TTB and stock d44 shafts.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #7
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Hey Guys,
Just curious what kind of gears you would slap in a 89 Bronco. I wouldn't mind spinning all four through the mud pit. Not looking for a street locker. This is a pure mud vehicle. Let me know your opinion on the cheap ones or the expensive ones. This is for the stock axles.

Jeff
What type of motor? Stock or modified? Transmission? How is your performance now with 31s? What type of 35s, something like BFGs or something like boggers? With a mud truck, those are the kind of things that go into that decision.

What gears do you have now?

You'd probably want to be looking at 4.11 or 4.56 gears for a mud truck with a stock motor, depending on engine and trans mods.
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