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Which gear ratio for 35" tires

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Old 04-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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Yeah, but, you also bought stock in Dana, did you not? I mean, you might just as well get some return on all those front end parts you will be buying.... Not to mention transmission rebuilds.
That's why I'll have my pit crew in the bed. SSI when something goes bad they can hop out and change it sounds has the factory axles in by end of juky
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:03 PM
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If you're patient and look around, you could probably find decent used dana 60's front and rear with 4.10 gears in them for a good bit less than putting gears in your axles... you could afford to do full service on both front and rear axles, etc... and come out money ahead with stronger axles and perhaps better brakes to boot... You'd have to get 8 lug wheels...

Just a thought...
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:42 PM
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If you're patient and look around, you could probably find decent used dana 60's front and rear with 4.10 gears in them for a good bit less than putting gears in your axles... you could afford to do full service on both front and rear axles, etc... and come out money ahead with stronger axles and perhaps better brakes to boot... You'd have to get 8 lug wheels...

Just a thought...
4.10s in 2500 axles are very rare only 45% of 2500s/3500s came with them.
 
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4.10s in 2500 axles are very rare only 45% of 2500s/3500s came with them.
That's nearly half, I wouldn't call that very rare.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:31 PM
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That's nearly half, I wouldn't call that very rare.
You figure though how many were wrecked and junked over the years it is probably low. But I see your point
 
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4.10s in 2500 axles are very rare only 45% of 2500s/3500s came with them.
Are you sure it was that high??? Every 2500 I looked at, and there were many...... had 3.55s......
 
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Are you sure it was that high??? Every 2500 I looked at, and there were many...... had 3.55s......
According to my books 01 & 02 had the highest percentages at 45% it didn't list specific numbers for other years. It just says, "significantly lower"
 
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Are you sure it was that high??? Every 2500 I looked at, and there were many...... had 3.55s......
Every 2500 with 360 that I look at around here has 4.10s. The cummins generally have the 3.55s.
 
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Huh. Wonder if it was a regional thing......
 
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Last year, I bought a whole torched (engine, passenger compartment fire) 98 4x4 truck that had lift kit, steering and suspension upgrades for something like $800... it had 4.10 ratio Dan 60's front and rear with a posi in the rear... both axles were in good shape (as were the steering and suspension components, transmission, transfer case, aftermarket wheels, etc...) I had it towed the 50 miles home for $100, cut everything I wanted off of it in the driveway then had a local scrap guy come haul the rest away... At the time, just on craigslist, I found several complete 2nd gen axle sets within a half day drive that were 4.10 ratio and the ones that looked to have low miles and be in good shape were probably 750 to - 1.5k? Not saying it's a slam dunk or instant thing, but it's always an option...
just did a quick craigslist search and found 4 different dana 60 fronts with 4.10 gears within a 4-5 hour drive of here... most were $600 each...
 

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