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Reagearing for a 302 and 33's

I was just wondering, I plan on doing a 302 swap late this year or early next year and I wanna know what I should do about regearing? Should I just do 4.10's or 4.56's? Or I need something else for the V8? Because if I just need say 4.56's, I would like to regear soon rather than wait till the end of the year...
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You will be fine with 4.10's. They might be even a little to high with only 33's. But what 302 are you putting in? What is the estimated HP/TQ?
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4.10s...well...what trans? Either way 4.10s will be fine.
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Im going to go for the 5.0L from the explorer and when I do the swap Im going to use a M50DR2 from the f150 for a tranny because I want to stay manual...I drive alot of highway by the way...
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you could go lower numerically. that would help with gas mileage.
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Yea...3.73s or prolly 3.96(or whatever is between)
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This should of probably been my first question but how do I tell what I have now?? and so some where between 3.73 and 3.96 is going to be best for for 33's and the swap??
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4.10's on the highway will be taching pretty good. I agree w/ the others and say go w/ a 3.73.
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Ok, thats probably what ill do then, but how do I check what I have now?
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axle code is in the door jamb, post it up. that will let us look up the gears you have.

if your 2wd then i would even think 3.55s would be good.
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Well thats what I thought to check at first and now I double checked and I dont see anything in the door jams....the only thing I could guess is that the previous owner took it off, not sure why he would do that but is there any other way?
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there should be a tag on the rear diff cover. what does that say?
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It says:

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You have an open 3.73's
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Sorry Ima newb, what does it mean open??
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Not limited slip.
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Oh ok...so no need for me to regear since ill be swapping the motor, correct?
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Yeah, you should be fine. Although I run 4.56s with 35s and it seems just fine. I can cruise at 70 MPH at about 2500 and get 18 MPG doing that speed.

I think I would personally go with the 4.10s, but if you do a lot of highway then you will be happy with 3.73s.
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Did anyone notice he has 3.73's with a 7.5? That thing isn't going to like all the extra torque of the 302. I would recommend finding either an Explorer axle with 3.73's or a Ranger 8.8 with 3.73's.
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Ya, I would get an 8.8 and if you are going threw the trouble grab a l/s one also unless you plan on putting a locker in.
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Did anyone notice he has 3.73's with a 7.5? That thing isn't going to like all the extra torque of the 302. I would recommend finding either an Explorer axle with 3.73's or a Ranger 8.8 with 3.73's.

you beat me too if go get yourself and exploder 8.8 with disc breaks and 3.73l/s so you have a little extra stopping power with the new motor
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