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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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I'm trying to think if it would be wise to just regear the rearend of my Bronco and leave the front until I can save up for it. Here's the scenario: I don't have much money, I won't have too much money to spend for a while as I have more pressing matters to get to, but I'm pretty annoyed at how 3.55s and 35s feel especially in the hills. I live in San Diego so 4x4 isn't needed, and I won't off-road this thing until other things are taken care of (gearing, locking hubs, suspension stuff etc.). Thanks.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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If you do this I would take the front drive shaft off. Then I dont see a problem you just have a 2wd truck. Spool it or put in a locker too then you still have good traction.
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If you do this I would take the front drive shaft off. Then I dont see a problem you just have a 2wd truck. Spool it or put in a locker too then you still have good traction.
Yeah that's what I was thinking of doing. I'm not sure what I'll do at this time. I rarely drive the truck right now due to the horrid gas mileage and lack of power. If I could figure out how to get a good deal on gears and do it for a couple hundred bucks I could go that route, or somehow find an 8.8 with gears in it.
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if you can find a ttb third member with the gear you want in it, all you will have to do is bolt it on. FYI all f150/250 TTB third members are interchangeable, if you are staying withing stock gearing (say 4.10), then it should be real easy to find one at a junkyard
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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #5
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Just shop around....I got a free open carrier, a used but good shape Detroit E/Z locker for $75, the gears were new off ebay for $140 shipped, and install kit was $35.....The install kit was shims/seals/hardware-I'll have to buy bearings seperate.

I'm either going to install them myself, or take it to my brother in laws and we will do it together.....Cost for install-free.

Edit=You want 4.56's or 4.88's. 4.56's being ideal. I went with 4.56
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Yeah I know I'll want 4.56s but just the cost is gonna be kinda steep unless I can figure out where to get good deals on good parts. I have a way to get Nitro 4.56s front and rear, front carrier and master install kits for both axles for about $600, but I won't have that scratch for a while.
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I got the E/Z from a guy on here, the gears on e-bay, and my brother in law gave me the carrier...Take your time and shop around here and e-bay.
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