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Old 05-14-2018, 01:42 PM
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Ok so my pap is buying my axles once I get my 2500 axles from HeyYou. He tows heavily with his 1500 and since I planned on regearing the 2500 axles I was going to practice on the 1500 axles (have a spare 1500). He said if you regear them I'll buy both for $5600. I laughed and said "Pap that's way too much" he responded "It's only money kid they make it everyday." Then went on to say how the older carriers were easier to replace and I agree. On my 68 Charger you just unbolted the whole thing and put the new one in and then bam regeared. So my plan is True-Trak semi lockers front and rear and 4.88 or 5.11 for the gears. What do you guys think? This will be my first regear and I'm excited, this won't take place though for a couple months. But want to buy everything now
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:27 PM
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Good luck finding 4.88's, they are out there, but, rather rare. 5.12's simply aren't available.

What size tires does he want to run, and will he be on the freeway towing at all? If so, 4.56 is as far as I would go. I have 4.56 in my truck, with 33's, and max speed is about 55 when towing, otherwise, the engine is absolutely screaming......
 
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Good luck finding 4.88's, they are out there, but, rather rare. 5.12's simply aren't available.

What size tires does he want to run, and will he be on the freeway towing at all? If so, 4.56 is as far as I would go. I have 4.56 in my truck, with 33's, and max speed is about 55 when towing, otherwise, the engine is absolutely screaming......
I found 4.88s and he wants 35 or 38 tires. He will be towing on the highways but doesn't mind going slow he only goes 45 now when he tows. He overloads his 1500 so I'm already upgrading the brakes for him also
 
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Maybe you should find a set of 3/4 ton axles for him too.

Still, I think 4.56 with the 35's would be best. The axles really aren't designed for tires much larger than that, sitting under a full size truck. He would be going thru front end parts like nobodys business. Good possibility of things simply breaking at the worst possible moment as well.
 
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Maybe you should find a set of 3/4 ton axles for him too.

Still, I think 4.56 with the 35's would be best. The axles really aren't designed for tires much larger than that, sitting under a full size truck. He would be going thru front end parts like nobodys business. Good possibility of things simply breaking at the worst possible moment as well.
Maybe if I discover a junkyard full of 2500 and 3500 😂😂😂
 
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Maybe you should find a set of 3/4 ton axles for him too.

Still, I think 4.56 with the 35's would be best. The axles really aren't designed for tires much larger than that, sitting under a full size truck. He would be going thru front end parts like nobodys business. Good possibility of things simply breaking at the worst possible moment as well.
I'll try to talk him into that but I don't he'll go for it as he is set in his ways 😂 what do you think about the True-Trak from Easton?
 
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I'll try to talk him into that but I don't he'll go for it as he is set in his ways 😂 what do you think about the True-Trak from Easton?
I like 'em. No clutches to wear out. In the infamous words of Todd Howard: It just works!
 
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I like 'em. No clutches to wear out. In the infamous words of Todd Howard: It just works!
He wants something that acts like a locker and does it automatically but don't wanna a locker. So I figured that is perfect for him!
 
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The military uses that style of limited slip in the Hummer.
 
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The military uses that style of limited slip in the Hummer.
I hated the Hummers when I ride in them overseas. But reading up on that carrier it seems to be very good in strength, he beats his trucks.
 
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