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I think that you are alone right now. The site started as a Dodge Ram site and I "converted" to a general off-road site. Most of the people here are Mopar folks right now. People with other brands are slowly moving over to here though. Already have a couple of Chevy and Toyota posts.

Hang in there and more Blue Oval folks should start showing up with time.
 

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Alright Ford Fellas . . . I already have the 4 inch suspension and next week the 3 inch body lift is going on . . . should I save for 35 in. Thornbirds or 36 in. TSL's? Mind you I only wheel on Sundays and the rest of the time the truck is my daily driver.
 

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Alright, I know that there are more FoMoCo guys out there. C'mon already. We have to show em all that Fords are where it's at. Bring on the beer, babes, and Broncos!!!
 

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What ya thinkin dude? The 1980 through 1996 Bronco was built on the same frame as the standard wheelbase F150. Talkin about short wheelbase . . . who you kiddin? Besides . . . we should be banning up to fight off the Chevy guys!
 

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1979 Bronco XLT Ranger Trailer Special. 400M engine, C-6 transmission, Ford 9" rear end 4.11 gears , Dana 44 front end with sway bar, roll bar. The nice thing is this is all standard equipment for 1978-79 ford broncos!
 

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Alright, I want to upgrade to 35's here really soon, but I have to gear from my 3.55's to 4.10's or maybe even 4.56's. Is that something that I can do myself? I don't have to press any bearings onto the axles that I know of. I have a Dana 44 in the fron and Ford 8.8 in the rear. I may upgrade to a locker at the same time. Should I just take it to the shop?
 

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Unless you have done it before, the general consensus is to take it in. It is more of an art than a simple mechanical procedure.

Personally, I recommend that you talk to River City Differentials (Sunrise Ave. near dismantler row in Racho Cordova). Best price, best service I found when doing my truck. In and out the same day, good work and $300-400 cheaper than West Coast Differentials down the road.
 

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Jason, if you don't mind me asking, how much was the total to have your truck regeared and what gears are you running right now with your 35's?
 

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I had 4.56's installed to run with my 35's and the total woul dhave been $1000 (plus $30 in tax or so) for the gear swap only. My LSD blew up and I had a Detroit Locker installed so my total was $1500 (the Detroit for the Chrysler 9 1/4" c-clip rear was pricey then)
 

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Another Ford chiming in. Current truck is a '97 F150 Supercab 139" wb. Last truck was a '91 Bronco.

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Anyone have any experience or likes in one particular locker for the rear 8.8 in their ride? I was thinking of adding a Detroit or Trac-loc to the rear diff in my bronco when I upgrade to 4.10 or 4.56 gears, undecided which ratio I am gonna go with right now.
 

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Can't help you on that one but either one has to be better than the factory limited slip I have in mine. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_frown.gif">
 

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Alright move over boys a Ford girl's coming through with a 1977 Ford F-250 Hi-Boy with 36-12.50-16.5 with Dana 44 in the front and Dana 60 in the back. ( I know it's not much, but I have school to pay for and gas is bad enough)
 
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