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Old 01-14-2008, 06:39 PM
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That reminds me...You still owe me 5 bucks

I can take the gears in exchange though if you'd like

Seriously though...Before you put 35's on that beast I'd like to feel the difference between your rig on 33s and 4.88s and mine on 33s (oops, 35s ) and stock gears.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:32 AM
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I really like the difference of a rig on 35's and 4.88's as opposed to stock gears. It was very evident on the highway when coming up on hills in cruise control it didn't struggle at all. Maintained speed nicely. I'm sure offroad will be MUCH better as well.

I wouldn't want stock gears and 35's on an 80 anymore.

It's not like it's a rocket but my judgement is skewed as my 40 with the TBI 350 and 37's was actually pretty fast.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:52 PM
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PRECISION, why would you want to go Precision?
Oh crap! I thought that's what you told me YOU had??????

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Matt had asked me what I would recommend and I told him Precision. That's what I am running as well.

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Lesson learned. Make sure you use the red FPIG (or equiv) in addition to the gasket. Both of mine leaked and Ben, Dan and others said I should have used that. With FPIG, no leaks for me.
Good to know. Is this a Toyota-specific product, or can I get it at Checker? Or Napa?

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FWIW, Precision is just the house brand from Reider Racing, just like Yukon is the house brand for Randy's. We have seen slightly better quality from Precision, but you should be aware that there is no manufacturer called Precision.
Hey, that's good to know. JTS Diff Parts & Accessories also has their own house brand, too. Ben Ashcraft told me that he thinks their quality is comparable to Precision's. JTS was actually sold out of their house brand in the 4.88s; they do have them in the 5.29s right now.

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Is that for both sets?
Yes sir. However, by the time I paid for the carrier bearings ($80) and solid spacer ($29), plus shipping, my bill was ~$800.

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Ummm. Do you take food stamps?

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Seriously though...Before you put 35's on that beast I'd like to feel the difference between your rig on 33s and 4.88s and mine on 33s (oops, 35s ) and stock gears.
I'll be running the 4.88s with 33s for a while until I figure out my lift (and I put some more money in my Cruiser bank account). I don't have 35s for you to test, but you'll be welcome to drive it with the 4.88s and 33s.

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I really like the difference of a rig on 35's and 4.88's as opposed to stock gears. It was very evident on the highway when coming up on hills in cruise control it didn't struggle at all. Maintained speed nicely. I'm sure offroad will be MUCH better as well.
That's really good to know. I was hesitating a bit, thinking maybe I should have purchased the 5.29s. Sounds like there is still decent power with 35s and 4.88s.
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Yes sir. However, by the time I paid for the carrier bearings ($80) and solid spacer ($29), plus shipping, my bill was ~$800.
Ha! Maybe someday, if my ship comes in.
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Good to know. Is this a Toyota-specific product, or can I get it at Checker? Or Napa?
And you call yourself a Cruiserhead

Form In Place Gasket, like RTV but stick to the Toyota specific ones. They really work and you will thank us when you have to ever remove it. Red and black is available for diferent applications. You want red.
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And you call yourself a Cruiserhead

Form In Place Gasket, like RTV but stick to the Toyota specific ones. They really work and you will thank us when you have to ever remove it. Red and black is available for diferent applications. You want red.
I'm just a pretender. That's why I hang out with all you real gearheads.
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FWIW, Precision is just the house brand from Reider Racing, just like Yukon is the house brand for Randy's. We have seen slightly better quality from Precision, but you should be aware that there is no manufacturer called Precision.
That's good to know. I didn't realize all those Yukons I've used were actually Randy's. And, I didn't know Randy was a manufacturer, I had always thought they were a distributor.
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That's good to know. I didn't realize all those Yukons I've used were actually Randy's. And, I didn't know Randy was a manufacturer, I had always thought they were a distributor.
Yup, Yukon is the house brand of Randy's, Sierra is the house brand of West Coast Diff, very often times they come from the same manufacture (they sub-contract and re-box). Both Randy's and WCD have their "value" lines... lower quality sets.

I would highly doubt JTS has their own "house" brand, rather the are re-boxing someone elses? Make sure they are not the value line sets.
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