Well guys, I've been stock piling parts for the past month and the only thing I don't have are rims and tires and my rear lift blocks are en route. Here is what I got:
4.10 gears for my 7.5 axle out of a Mustang. A little chipped up, not too bad. Got it for a steal, $100 shipped. I figured I would need 4.10 for larger tires.
3 inch front coil spring spacers
2 inch rear lift blocks, as far as my measurements go I won't need larger u-bolts. If I do though AutoZone has them in stock.
Passenger inner tie rod (bent my OE one in accident)
Passenger stabilizer bar link (bent that to)
So my question is, what should I do for tires, I am getting 15x8 wheels, and I want 11.5 tires. I am thinking $120 each, at the most. I am on serious budget here.
Also, do I need anything else. I am planing to Lock-Right the rear by winter.
What fluid should I use to fill the diff back up with? (Brand I mean)
Where should I go to get my speedo re-calibrated when I'm all done?
I should do all ties and ball joints but that's like a $400 job and I need the tires more. Also does anyone know what size wrench I need for inner ties?
So basically point out if I am missing anything.
2010 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 Auto V6
2000 Ford Ranger 2WD 2.5L & 1976 Ford F150 Supercab 2WD 302
You don't have to get them but if you don't you won't be able to align your front end and your stock upper arm will hit the frame. If you can't afford the upper arms then you need to go with a smaller spacer or coil.
screw the spacer if you want 3" up front id go for a set of spindles. don't need a new UCA for those. spacers are cheep but usually there cheep for a reason, as there is more to a 3" spacer than meets the eye.
vatozone u bolts suck, i tried that the nuts they came with didn't fit right. your mileage may vary.
not to be a jerk but on the gears you bought you sir failed. could of gotten a rear end out of another ranger with 4.11 and maybe a LS or a exploder axle with 4.11 a LS and beefy 31 spline axle for a little more then your well used and chipped gear set.
rear diff fluid: stick with what ford recommends, but usually any gear oil will be fine. or synthetic gear oil.
for speedo correction to my understanding ford can re-flash up to a 31" tire for a good fee. next best option for all around speedo correction and better engine computer tunes is a good tuner.
those are just my thoughts on your thoughts, FWIW.
Ok then. I will see how the spacer fits. I think the gears were a good deal since I didn't want to space out a whole rear axle yet. I will have to look around for a shop or a friend with a tuner. Thanks guys.
Unless you are going to get the gear set up for free it would have been about the same price to swap in an 8.8 with 4.10's already in it and maybe even have gotten L/S and 31 spline. $100 for chipped gears for a 7.5 is a rip IMO.
Well **** I won't be able to get any specific ones cause they are just fabricated spacers. Are you sure 4x4 UCA won't work? I'm only lifting my truck to be as tall as the stock 4x4. 2 inches in the back and a little under 3 in the front. I shouldn't be any taller than a Torsion cranked 4x4. I know that the 4x4s use over wheel struts instead of shocks in coil springs though. I need to pick up one and test it.
The balljoint is in a slightly different place on the arm, not to mention to balljoint stem is the wrong size on the upper arm for torsion bar trucks. If you don't want to deal with the upper arm go with a smaller spacer/coil. You'll spend a lot more money replacing tires and worn balljoints later if you don't get the arms now.