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Old 09-05-2006
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any one live in the prescott Az area that can do a 4.56 install on my 8.8???
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4.88 gears (actually 4.56 and up) for the 8.8 are funny. To put 4.56 in you have to grind the cross pin in order to allow the installation of the c-clips. D. has only used lower gearsets and has never encountered this problem.
Correct. 3.73/3.55/3.31
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any one live in the prescott Az area that can do a 4.56 install on my 8.8???

might want to get in touch with Alon, he might know someone and i think he is running 4.56s now.
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if the guy knows what he is doing you don't need the notched cross pin on either set of gears, if you are doing it yourself or you don't think guy doing them sounds to sure i would buy the notched cross pin. You can do like Griggs said and grind/notch the pin during the install. The guy i bought my gears from also said you can grind one tooth on the ring gear, I think this is what the guy that did my install did.
I saw that also in some how-to's -- but I don't like it as much. Some gearsets are just murder on c-clip axles and I imagine you might have to do BOTH. I can imagine doing 5.13's, lol...
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aight the 14th is a no go.. company hogroast IE.. get wasted on the bosses beer :)

but you guys pick the 7th or the 21st. either of those is fine for me. im gonna get to do an exploder 8.8 install on mine in a week or 2 as i have a bent axle and the cheapest i can find the axle is $125.. call another place and i can get a disk to desk sploder for $200 which i was gonna do down the road anyway.

but the other thing i need a couple guys for is to remove my bed so i can mount my bumper the proper way..lol
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aight the 14th is a no go.. company hogroast IE.. get wasted on the bosses beer :)

but you guys pick the 7th or the 21st. either of those is fine for me. im gonna get to do an exploder 8.8 install on mine in a week or 2 as i have a bent axle and the cheapest i can find the axle is $125.. call another place and i can get a disk to desk sploder for $200 which i was gonna do down the road anyway.

but the other thing i need a couple guys for is to remove my bed so i can mount my bumper the proper way..lol
that is cool scott......how is the 21st.....the 7th isn't good for me.........working on dads house......if the 21st is good, let me know.....

P.S. it is always great to get wasted on company funds!!
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ill put it down in stone... i might even have chevy springs to install that day as well... who knows. if it turns into a real long day your more then welcome to crash on the couch or whatever. ( this goes for you as well zach... gumby you can drive your *** the 4 miles home )
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hey scott, if you are still free the 7th, i was planning to head over to gumbys, going to install my spindles
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ill put it down in stone... i might even have chevy springs to install that day as well... who knows. if it turns into a real long day your more then welcome to crash on the couch or whatever. ( this goes for you as well zach... gumby you can drive your *** the 4 miles home )
cool....i will be there..........so it will be scott, me, zach, and gumby(whatever his name is....lol!) can't wait to get these gears in the front and make this baby unstoppable!
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theres also a couch and spare bed in my place for the 21st.

gay-briel, way to re-calim your own thread!!! w00t!

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theres also a couch and spare bed in my place for the 21st.

gay-briel, way to re-calim your own thread!!! w00t!
that is why i said "whatever his name is.....!!! lol
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I saw that also in some how-to's -- but I don't like it as much. Some gearsets are just murder on c-clip axles and I imagine you might have to do BOTH. I can imagine doing 5.13's, lol...
I am pretty sure the guy that did my install grinded the ring gear( i wasn't there for all of the install).

Yeah I can imagen doing 5.13's. Believe me if they would have fit in the front I would put them in.
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I just finished my 4.88 axle swap i only put about 100 miles on them but my first thoughts are they seem to return the power levels back to around stock. No more wheres the power feeling. It picks right up and moves. I didn't get it over 50 but in 5th gear the RPM were still pretty low. I don't think the motor will be screaming at highway speeds.
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