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what brand of gears are yal running? i dont want to buy a set and have the teeth get rounded off or crack.
for a daily driver 4.56gears behind a 4.0sohc auto should be alright for 33"s without putting me at 4grand doing 75 will it haha.

also, what traction aid works best and can handle abuse?
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Yukon, heard great things about them. mine are holding up 5,000 miles and counting
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Yukon are about the best....I am running Genuine Gears without any problems.....

4.56's are NOT a good choice of gear for a 33 in a daily driven truck.....you will be running extremely high rpm's...
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I'm running Yukon gears as well.......no problems so far.
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Defn go lower to 4.30s or even 4.10s
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I have genuine gear 4.56's with 33's and a 4.0L I love it but I don't ever hit the highway. the truck rarely sees 60+mph. Because I don't get up there in RPM's the truck is capable of 16mpg with 33's, 4.56's, and a locker. i think that some good mileage considering the setup.

Oh yeah it tears up the trail hella good.
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Sometimes I am even running the 4.56's with my old set of 29" stockers. That is fun as long as it is not raining
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I've a set of Yukon's sitting in their boxes out in the shop. I've had yukons on my cherokees and they are great. I believe the advantage to the yukons, is the way the teeth are machined....they have more contact area between the ring and pinion.
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I've a set of Yukon's sitting in their boxes out in the shop. I've had yukons on my cherokees and they are great. I believe the advantage to the yukons, is the way the teeth are machined....they have more contact area between the ring and pinion.

Interesting. Do you have a link? I would like to see some of these gears.
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nick....is that sarcasm....cus i don't know crap about gears. I posted "heresay". I don't know.
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im running 4.88s on 35s, DD
in fact i wish i did 5.13s
its only bad if you cruise 75-80
i do >3000 at 70, the tac is pretty inaccurate so im not really sure what im doing

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nick....is that sarcasm....cus i don't know crap about gears. I posted "heresay". I don't know.

< Gullible.
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Sometimes I am even running the 4.56's with my old set of 29" stockers. That is fun as long as it is not raining

i wish i had got another 29" spare b4 i came up, i wanted to roast the rubber right off with the 4.88s haha
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ha well looks like yukon gears is top choice out of yal.
is there a 4.30 gear choice for the 8.8?
whats a good site to order the gears from?
and is a programmer the only way to correct the speedo? and odometer?


what is a cheap but effective/reliable traction device that will work well on and off road, wet or dry conditoins? i dont want to dump a ton of cash into the rear end b/c i will be getting a 9" rear in a year or 2.
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then get a 9" now then haha.

you have a ton of questions, i thought you knew all of this haha
going to 33's wont throw it off that much will it?

do 4.56 imo haha
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ha i know bagged trucks, custom paint, suspension and tuning carburetors haha... start fizzarkin with gears/transmissions and im lost ha

the 9" i want cost the same as the suspension/gearing the 8.8 and tires haha ill work with what i got now
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4.56, welded? haha
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hahaha ya... i will have to pass on that one ahha. we did that on my friends SCOUT and gernaded that 10bolt hahah
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bc it was a 10 bolt haha


im gonna spool my 9"
i just said weld the 8.8 because you cant spool it
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I'm using a set of Richmond gears I bought from Summit about.. 18 months ago. They have had the $hit beat out of them and never had a problem.
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should all my seals and bearings be ok still? 18k miles on the truck.

are the 8.8s different in the ranger/explorer/mustang? or would any gear for an 8.8 work? someone said they are different sizes thats why i ask.
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Any 8.8 gears will work. However if you decide to change the carrier out, then they are different between the mustang/ranger and the explorer.

BTW I would have them replace all the bearings and whatnot. Buy a master install kit and it should have everything you need.
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what gears do you have now, 3.73 or 4.10?

correct me if im wrong, but if you have 3.73 you need a new carrier for anything 4.10 and up..

thats what all the shops told me
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No. The 8.8 does not have a carrier break......
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oh, well all 3 places i called about getting gears installed all asked me if i had 3.73 or 4.10
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