Ok guys so as most of you know ive been doing alot of thinking and researching here lately and i finally put the order intoday at the shop. I ordered some 4.56's for my d35 in the front.. im HOPING its a d35 i dont know how to check but i took all your advice and i realy hope thats what i have. Also ordered some 4.56's for my 8.8 rear which i know i have. The brand they ordered was Motive, and i guess they ordered some install kits too just incase i need them. Does all this sound correct so far?
Next thing is the install, i will be taking the truck to a shop FOR SURE for the work. I have heard 4.56's you have to do some grinding or something for the cross pin? I have no idea, im not a gear guy, i just want to hear your stories on how well they fit and if there were any problems, i have 4.10s in there right now, so my carrier shouldnt be a problem?
just a bit worried, want to make sure everything will go smooth. Got the gears for a decent price, under $400 canadian for front and rear, plus a few hundred for the install kits.
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i had to grind a one of the teeth on the ring gear in the back to get the cross pin in. some notch the pin but ive seen some fail because of that, never heard of any issues from anyone grinding a tooth. other than that, its a pretty straight forward gear swap.
how long did it take you guys to install both front and rear?? i hear the front is the pain in the ***.. shops are quoting me like 2 days lol cuz they gotta rip the front apart
the rear took me a couple hours but yeah, the front want so easy. i pulled the whole front center section out of the truck and threw it on the work bench. had to pop the balljoints to get the CV half shafts out so the center section could come out. i dont think it took me 12 hours though, that seems high.