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Old 12-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BackroadBomber View Post
I'd suggest a gear swap. 4.10's are a little much IMO. And the whole front suspension and axle can come out in about 45 mins so if you found axles in the junkyard with 3.73's or 3.55's it'd be a couple hour long project. My little 4 banger 2wd ranger has a 3.45 axle and let me tell you, that whole "1600 rpm at 65mph" is pretty awesome. And it'll still haul my 600 lb atv.
Wow BackroadBomber, your technical skills definitely out do mine! I'd prep for a month to do that job! Anyway, did Ford make taller gears in the Dana 35? I was under the assumption that the 4x4 with the Dana 35 only came in 4.10's.

Thanks everyone for the comments. Frank is correct about the camber; Ford TTB requires proper ride height or it cannot be aligned. And I can't do different size tires front/back as it is a 4x4 and needs the same ratio's. I think I'll prioritize the Fuel cutoff on my list of mods.

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