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4:56s now or later?

Within the next few years i plan in superlifting and running 35s. Some time soon i plan on also putting in a limited slip, Ford version or powertrax. Should i just regear now and just get it over with or wait till i superlift and 35 that son of *****. Also would there be any issues with 4:56 gears and a no slip? thanks again guys
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What tire size are you running now? and why are you regearing?

If you run 33's now, YES definetly do it. And the powertrax will be fine as long as you get the correct kind
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Personally I wouldnt waste my time with a limited slip, why not just go for a No-Slip?
I find that a l/s is really only good for the street. If you want true off-road performance, go for a locker. If one of your wheels is off the ground, it will still spin with a limited slip. With a locker it wont.
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i plan on going with 35s within the next year or two,
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i didnt get the check yet, but do 06 fx4s come with 8.8 with 28 spline or 31 rear end?
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to check, sorry
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28 spline unless it is a LVL2
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that stock LS should be fine for you...

I'd definetly go 4.56 for now...then when you upgrade it will be perfect. You would even be fine with the 4.10's you have stock with your 4.0
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yea thats what i thought but it seems sluggish idk, another retard question i kno u guys with rape me with but hey you wont know till u ask, would i need gears for the right? and should i do the gears first or the powertrax no slip first?
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gears for the front* sorry i just came back from the gym and my supplements are still takin effect
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also, what about ford racing's traction-lok?
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i mean i aint excatly going to do that much offroading
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Wow this thread might have the most comments back to back from the same person ever...... OP, you might want to look into the "edit" feature...it will allow you to edit and/or add items to an old post without having to make another one!

Oh and to answer one of your questions..I say regear now...why not!
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lol edit? oh there it is! lol just kiding, kinda
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I say instead of spending the $ regearing, you superlift/35's your truck...the stock drivetrain on the fx4 is fine. You'd be happy with a xcal tuner it did wonders for me
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ford traction-lok or powertrax no slip/lockright? i really dont do much offroading
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ford traction-lok or powertrax no slip/lockright? i really dont do much offroading
Then why are you even getting a superlift and 35"s?

defeats the purpose.
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well i do offroad just not a **** load, and i just want to sit higher
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So you have an 06 fx4? I'd definetly keep the drivetrain stock and go get you some 35's and an xcal tuner. You'll be fine. Kevooo's truck with superlift/body 35's, 4.10's LS all that with a 4.0 was faster than my truck on 33's with 4.10's and xcal tuner and all my other mods...the 4.0 is plenty motor for ya
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dam thats serious, idk think imma get the xcal first, then maybe regear, the superlift and 35s wont come till way later.
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now im thinking, instead of 35s just stick with 33s, and still superlift . idk im kinda loving them toyo 33x13.50s mts
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dam thats serious, idk think imma get the xcal first, then maybe regear, the superlift and 35s wont come till way later.
Yea get the xcal, you will love it. Save your money for those 35's, I love how our rangers look on 35's :) From experience, you'll be OK with 4.10's...I'm not saying you won't want 4.56 though...
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yea the more and more im seeing rangers on 35s the more i likey! would a 35 inch toyo mt 13.50 wide fit with a superlift/bodylift?
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uhh be careful with a 13.5 i think that may rub.
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