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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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)
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.
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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