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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #21
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nah ill leave it stock heght. and yes masterbeatty is right ive took my truck places that most 4x4 trucks will never see.

i know my fair share i just dont know about Gears and nitrous. ive installed long tubes E-fans a CAI, swaped my tranny. i will admit i dont know everything thats why im asking i would like to learn. but im not the guy who takes his truck to shops or the ford dealer. only reason my truck went to ford for the rear diff is its my DD and i needed it ASAP didnt find an 8.8 in my local junk yard and i donno how to mess with gears. yes i would like to throw soem 4.10s or even 4.30's at my truck but i dont know how to do it. Nitrous would be fun and it would be nice for power on demand. but i dont wanna blow my motor up. Just wanted to post on here to see if i could get some ideas for my truck to go a lil faster with out blowing alot of money.

Also a kid at my school is getting rid of his only 4.6L outta his mustang i was thinking of buying it and beefing that up *Cams, head work, gasket kit and what not* then droping it in my truck.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #22
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r. only reason my truck went to ford for the rear diff is its my DD and i needed it ASAP didnt find an 8.8 in my local junk yard and i donno how to mess with gears. yes i would like to throw soem 4.10s or even 4.30's at my truck but i dont know how to do it.

Also a kid at my school is getting rid of his only 4.6L outta his mustang i was thinking of buying it and beefing that up *Cams, head work, gasket kit and what not* then droping it in my truck.
You couldnt request a ratio when you had it done? also, sounds like a decent idea w/ the motor. But Im afraid to say you have picked the wrong thing to make 'fast' w/o doing alot of work, or throwing alot of $$
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Old November 9th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #23
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i do have to admit. the truck doesnt do bad for being a rubberband motor. haha
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Old November 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #24
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Put a diesel in it.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #25
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i threw around the idea of a 6.0 or a 7.3 swap for a while at parts galore only 230 bucks for any V-8 there. that would be alot of down time for my truck thoe its a DD. Yeah once this triton Turbo..or rubband gets up there it goes for what it is. i pull 04-07 5.4L all day long. and i hung with a 98 5.4L im really thinkin of the go fast stuff. i prob could have request ford to regear it but i had just gotten the truck and didnt know about gears or any of this stuff yet thats why i didnt ask.

Yes i know a 6,000lbs 1/2 ton truck isnt the best car or truck to pick to wanna make fast. Lightnings cost to much and i like having a truck for hauling stuff. i think im gonna go to parts galore soon and see if i cant find an 04-06 Mustang or F-150 with PI heads.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #26
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well guys its been a while since ive been on figured id update yall on my go fast plans! i wanna get a set of 4.10 gears or even a whole new 8.8 with 4.10s posi and rotors insted of drums.

im gonna cut off my 3" dynomax bullet mufflers go down to 2 1/2" pipe and bullets then do dual lightning style exits before the rear tires. save up 400 bucks and go get it dyno tuned.

Also not go fast worthy but im getting new cailpers as these ones have been in 12 years and are now sticking badly and draging the whole truck to the right.

Got 180 bucks back in tax money 40=new cailpers 40=gas tank to go in place of spare 80= new mufflers. After working 3-4 weeks i should be able to get dyno tuned.

im really kickin my self now there was a free 4.6L 2V on craigslist all i had to do was go pick it up waited to long and someone else got it!!! i was gonna take it down to bare block get a forged crank maybe get it bored out have head work done + comp cams. but i waited to long and it went buh bye

If anyone knows were i can get a cheap 4.6L or 8.8 axle with 4.10s posi and rotor brakes or even just 4.10 gears send me a PM or write back. Thanks guys!
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #27
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new plans!!! 2wd to 4x4 swap!!! im going to find a 78 or 79 doner truck rip my whole front end off put the 44 up front use the coil buckets and the coils get about 8" of lift on the front put the radius arms and all that on. then get a lift kit for the back to match the front lift.

heres the hard part i just got my trans rebuild 4R70W 2WD is there any adapter i could get a swap a tailshaft to put a transfer case on without getting a new trans? any help on this would help out alot!!!

Exhuast and gas tank 2 morro then savin money to do my 2wd to 4x4 :)
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I cant remember if the tail shafts are inter changeable, but i have the old trans out of my f150 its in pieces but the case and everything is good. i just put a new trans in mine and kept the old one
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #29
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was your old trans 4x4? and when u say in pieces do you me u blew it up or took it apart? i really hope the tailshafts interchange or i can find an adapter

Donor truck found...now i just need 700 bucks! ill keep the 460 for some random project use the front axle coils n coil buckets!!

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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #30
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yes it was 4x4 its the one in my avtar, and its in pieces cuz it lost 3rd gear was gunna rebuild it but found a brand new trans for $800 so just boxed everything up and put it in the corner, had a stall converter and shift kit in it
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #31
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yeah i nuked frist in mine. frist and OD 1,000 bucks for a rebuild and me n masterbeatty droped it and drove it up there.

think you clould take a picture of that tail shaft and post it? i wanna compair it to mine and see what the diff. is
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ya, not a problem, it would probably be saturday or sunday, my truck and my other trans are at my dads house in jackson right now, im going up there this weekend so ill send them when i get them, i can hook you up with any parts off that trans if you need to for a good deal, im not gunna use anything off it and selling the truck soon anyways
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try to pm trannytom on here im sure he would know what you would have to do if it is possible
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any other pics you might need? transfer case crossmember or anything?
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #35
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yeah go ahead and take pic of that crossmember to so we know were to fabramacate stuff to. yeah if it is possible to swap tail shafts how much would you want for yours? and did it still go into 4x4 even with 3rd gear gone?

Thanks for all ur help man
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Please, PLEASE change the name of your truck.

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whatever its worth to ya, ill get ya some pics this weekend an we'll talk about it more then after see what were working with
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I know you mentioned taking it to Livernois and I've never had any experience with them, but my buddy had his lightning tuned by Lidio at Alternative Performance (http://www.alternativeauto.com/) and they did an awesome job. They specialize in Ford tuning. I talked to several people one day out at Lapeer Dragway one day all with fords and everyone of them had them tuned by Lidio. I hear he even has a bit of a waiting list.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #39
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haha thats were i got the idea from. my brother had a dog that if u pet alot itd get a red rocket it was so funny.

Livernois specializes in mostly mustangs but most mustangs have the 4.6L so im pretty sure they know a thing or 2 about this triton rubberband and how to make it go without having to rev to 4,200 RPM before making making max HP and max TQ. kidna sucks waiting for power. 400 bucks gets me SCT 2 programer an hour on the dyno and 3 dyno tunes form livernois that aint to bad when you think about it a programer it self is 350-400 without custom dyno tunes. im pretty sure im in good hands with the boys at livernois.

yeah blownexploder i sent that tranny tommy a PM. but after you get some pictures and what not. were is new hudson? is it far from farmington? im about 20 miles east of Detroit.

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No problem- it's your truck. It was just a suggestion
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