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Old 03-31-2010, 09:29 AM
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Having ridden in Nakman's truck back and forth from moab and while wheeled a few trails there, I can say I am impressed by the ride and handling characteristics of his truck. On trail performance has been proven well also. But all this is from a guy who owns a 60 with OME heavies and crappy steering..

I honestly thought it was pretty cush.
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If you plan to wheel, then I'd suggest you move the gears up the list sooner rather than later, even do it before you get the big tires. With 315's, you'll struggle a bit climbing stuff... just puts more stress on your torque converter. And then you'll be going mach 10 down hills. Not to mention the highway performance, and off the line patheticness. 4.88's and 35's is very sweet, IMO.
X2. The 4.88s are key if you're planning to actually wheel your truck with 315s.
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anyone know off hand what F&R gear sets and install kits go for? I thought I saw a sale somewhere but I dont know where or what brand stuff it was.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:41 PM
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Just looked a little and it seems between $750-$1050.
Now I need to find something else to sell.
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anyone know off hand what F&R gear sets and install kits go for? I thought I saw a sale somewhere but I dont know where or what brand stuff it was.
This thread might help estimate the cost a little better --> Link

Not sure if you are planning to do the gear setup yourself but the reality is going to 4.88s for me was quite a bit more than I was thinking it would cost - But I'm happy with the results and I'm still only on 285s

There is a lot of "while you're in there" with a gear swap...I.E. it makes perfect sense to go ahead and do the front and rear axle service since you have to take everything apart to get the 3rds out. If your brakes/rotors are near mins you might as well go ahead and get that done then as well. Speedo correction? If you got the Mark's Box route it is a lot easier to install the box while the front DS is out so might as well get that done. And the list goes on....
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