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Gearing to a 4.10

I have a 2000 xlt with the 3.0 and 3.73's. Im doing a body lift and want to put some 33x12.50's on there but im sure that id have to gear up. I called around to our local salvage yards and they wanted 700 for a 8.8 with 4.10's and our local you pull it yards are pretty limited to first gen explorers and they have a different leaf system dont they?? My thought was to re gear my 7.5 to 4.10 and then find some used matching gears for the front. What do you guys think??
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I paid 200 bucks for my 8.8 with 4.10s and l/s. It was out of a 2001 4x4 4.0 ranger that head bunted a garbage truck and my pick and pull yard. Regearing is not cheap but if they want 700 bucks for a rear end then it looks like a really good idea then. Most shops around here are $200 for the rear and a little bit more for the front plus the cost of the gears and new gear oil.
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The 4.10s will be better then stock but most people with the 3.0 and 33's run 4.56's
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yea this is kind of my daily driver when its to cold or raining and i cant ride the bike. I could do the re gearing myself so its really just the cost of the gears. Id love to be able to find a 8.8ls and the re gear it to 4.56 but I cant find any worth it. Now will I be able to take the 4.10 front gears out of a explorer and put them in my front axle? That would sure be alot cheaper than going with all new ones.
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IMO......it's more beneficial to swap in a junkyard axle w/ 4.10's. And you might even be upgrading to an 8.8 if you have a 7.5 right now. Might even be getting limited slip too.

I got a rear 8.8ls w/ 4.10's w/ 50k on the clock for $150. And a front d35 w/ 4.10's for $100 w/ 30k on the clock.

Look at it this way.....$400-500 for new to you axles that you can do yourself VS. $1000 for re-gear that most can't do themselves.
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Id be all over that man if you werent so far. I have l/s now and love it. I would do a junk yard swap but didnt the explorers have AOS??
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This has been thoroughly covered in other threads, but try and find an explorer axle with disk brakes and 4.10's
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