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I get anywhere from 17-21 with my 4.10 gear, what are you getting cowboy
Mid 18's with 90% of the miles right at the sweet spot, 50mph, smooth, steady, easy, no traffic lights. I'll never see 20 MPG, but I'll be seeing mid 16's here in a few months. It's being driven normal, driving habits aren't killing mileage. Mileage is consistently inconsistent over evaluation runs (6 - 8 full tanks) for some unknown reason. I suspect overall mileage is kinda crappy because of the greenie state engine calibration, but some have said no way to that.
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i see 16.8 on a fairly regular basis. 32" tires and 4.10s. Auto tranny to.
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^^^Now I don't feel quite so bad, but still, I could wheel into the Ford dealer today, right now, write a check for a new F-150 4-door 4x4 with the EcoBoost and do at minimum the same MPG as my current Ranger. That's the pisser right there.
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^^^Now I don't feel quite so bad, but still, I could wheel into the Ford dealer today, right now, write a check for a new F-150 4-door 4x4 with the EcoBoost and do at minimum the same MPG as my current Ranger. That's the pisser right there.
I know a guy with an Ecoboost Fiddy, It beats the hell out of my truck in every way. Still, I like my ranger.
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so what do I need to buy to change the gears over to 4.10s? how hard is it to change them? how much would it cost? and i am looking at a set of 35X12.5X15 super swampers that are pretty cheap, would i be able to fit these in with a 2 inch lift? i don't want to go higher then a 2 inch lift so i can either fit them or i cant.
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so what do I need to buy to change the gears over to 4.10s? how hard is it to change them? how much would it cost? and i am looking at a set of 35X12.5X15 super swampers that are pretty cheap, would i be able to fit these in with a 2 inch lift? i don't want to go higher then a 2 inch lift so i can either fit them or i cant.
35's wont fit with that size lift. You'd need a 3" BL and a 4" super lift (double lifted). Also being 4wd you'd need to gear swap the front. The process is hard if you've never done it and you best have a place do it for you. It's not cheap like $800+ per diff.
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35's wont fit with that size lift. You'd need a 3" BL and a 4" super lift (double lifted). Also being 4wd you'd need to gear swap the front. The process is hard if you've never done it and you best have a place do it for you. It's not cheap like $800+ per diff.
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I geared my own rear axle never having done one before but I had help over the phone from someone when I had a question I'd just text him. Its tedious setting the lash though. Luckily I had a bucket of shims that my friend brought home from work

Get a 6" lift for those 35s. They make 6" suspension lift kits for your truck.
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ok, so ideally i should find a parts truck with 4.10 gear ratios and change the front and back with those gears. would the tires fit in an f150 possibly?
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ok, so ideally i should find a parts truck with 4.10 gear ratios and change the front and back with those gears. would the tires fit in an f150 possibly?
what year f150? 2wd or 4wd
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ok, so ideally i should find a parts truck with 4.10 gear ratios and change the front and back with those gears. would the tires fit in an f150 possibly?
If you find a truck with 4.10s just axle swap
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If you find a truck with 4.10s just axle swap
You know how hard it is to swap a TTB axle? You gotta take the radius arms out. And they ain't goin easy. then you gotta dick around with the steering arms. thats some serious work, in which you really gotta know what your doing so you don't dogwalk the front axle.
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You know how hard it is to swap a TTB axle? You gotta take the radius arms out. And they ain't goin easy. then you gotta dick around with the steering arms. thats some serious work, in which you really gotta know what your doing so you don't dogwalk the front axle.
x2 f that ****. rear axle is cake but front ttb stuff, might as well do a SAS. I've had 1 ttb truck and never again will i own one. newb ford tech
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am i the only one that thinks the gearing in the 4.0 M5OD is perfect for my 4.0
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am i the only one that thinks the gearing in the 4.0 M5OD is perfect for my 4.0
Your a manual?
I think in the Automatics that first gear is to short.
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Your a manual?
I think in the Automatics that first gear is to short.
yep my ranger is a 5spd
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x2 f that ****. rear axle is cake but front ttb stuff, might as well do a SAS. I've had 1 ttb truck and never again will i own one. newb ford tech
Thats why i purposely looked for a truck with 4.10s factory. That Dana 35 is a ***** to mess with if your not SASing.
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^yea i love my 4.10s...nothing like being able to be drive 10MPH and stand on it causing the rear wheels to break loose lol
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Thats why i purposely looked for a truck with 4.10s factory.
Ford didn't offer 4.10's with the 4.0 (manual or auto) back in '94, the highest you could buy, out the door, was 3.73's. They did offer 3.08's, I can only imagine what life was like.
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Ford didn't offer 4.10's with the 4.0 (manual or auto) back in '94, the highest you could buy, out the door, was 3.73's. They did offer 3.08's, I can only imagine what life was like.
STX package. Axle code is 87. Which is 4.10 Limited slip.
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The f150 I am getting is a 97 4X4 automatic with a 4.6L V8. What is a TTB axle? i have found a few parts rangers and a couple guys just selling rear axles so i think i will find the highest geared axle i can find and then swap the rear axle and then just buy gears to match the rearend for the front
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The f150 I am getting is a 97 4X4 automatic with a 4.6L V8. What is a TTB axle? i have found a few parts rangers and a couple guys just selling rear axles so i think i will find the highest geared axle i can find and then swap the rear axle and then just buy gears to match the rearend for the front
Twin Traction Beam Axle. It wasn't one of fords best ideas.
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x2 f that ****. rear axle is cake but front ttb stuff, might as well do a SAS. I've had 1 ttb truck and never again will i own one. newb ford tech
Yup i dont see many. and when i do it's for an alignment and i wanna go emo and kill myself
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They're really not that bad, I don't see why everyone gets so irritated with them. A little patients goes a long way.
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i found a set of 4.10 gears for front and rear axles for $350. it comes with all the gears for front and back axles and also has bearings for the rear
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i have 3.73's and they are fine with me. i also have manual hubs so when i need to back a trailer i just put the t/c in 4L and my gearing is plenty low then. its also a way to pull a boat up out of the water without frying the clutch. i wouldnt want 3.27s, way too high. im turning about 2,500 @ 55 in 4rth gear, 2,000 @ 55 when in 5th. my best highway mpg was 19.5, get about 15 in town with a average combined of 17. no its not great, but for a 4,300 pound compact 4x4 pickup with a 245 cid engine (4.0 liter) i think its within reason. ive though about 4.10's for towing, but i dont have the tools for all that setup, if i had a 2wd id probly do it, at least then there would be only one diferential to deal with.
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