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Old 11-07-2007
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ok i plan on swaping in a set of 4.56 gears .on my 98,4.0 ohv,4x4
, ford ranger. what i need to know is how hard would the front install be.and where are the cheapest place to find gears for my 8.8 ,and d 35. ive searched and all i realy found was a few tech manuels . but i need to know how was the personal experance. any help would be great
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Gears is something im scared to mess with. If i ever need to swap gears...ill take it to someone with the tools and knowledge to do the job right.

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Old 11-08-2007
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you need micrometers. and all sorts of fancy tools. i set up a 9" 3rd member in highschool auto tech and it kicked my *** haha. but it didnt matter since it was just for fun and wasnt going in anything
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yea, if you dont know the first thing about doing gears, i would say take it to a shop, or have a friend who knows whats going on help you out.. or watch him do it

thats one thing i still dont want to mess with because if you mess up, lots of bad, expensive crap can happen haha
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Yeah, you have to get the backlash and all that right to the 0.001". Nothing I wanna try to do, but I'd love to watch someone who knows what they are doin so maybe I could...oh hell there is no way I could do it! Lol
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well the thing is that if you don't set up the backlash right and you see the marks you can fix it before you install it? so wouldn't you just have to make sure everything is correctly spaced so you wouldn't have to worry about it breaking as long as you set everything up right?
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Old 11-10-2007
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yeaaaa as long as its all setup right...
if you want to do it on your own, i would suggest atleast making a friend who knows what they are doing to help you out and make sure its correct
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I had my 4.56's gears installed for 530 something at 4WheelParts. Price included gears, bearing kit, oil, etc and that was just for the rear end too.
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I just installed 5.13's in my ranger I used to work at Drivetrain Warehouse and I wouldn't attempt it if you haven't ever atleast helped someone or have the right tools. Dial Indicator, Case Spreader, 300 foot pound torque wrench, etc... I got my gears from the Bronco graveyard cheapest I found, Yukon rear, Precision Gear front.
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