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Old 02-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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OK, I have another question. I ordered the 35's, and will get the place to crank up the torsion bars to level it until I get the lift installed.

I plan on doing some light towing, and am therefore interested in what it takes to re-gear.

I have a 1998 Lariat 4x4 the the 5.4L and the tow-package (if that even makes a difference), but the door-jam sticker is missing. Anyways, using the helpful VIN Decoder from this site, I found that my truck has 3.55 gears, but it also says that the max size is 3.55. Is this true, and does that mean that it's impossible to lower the gearing?
You can always go lower. Just remember you will be needing front and rear and you will be looking at atleast 600 per axel. That is a low ball price btw.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:07 PM
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That's not too bad. I'm assuming that doesn't include labour? Should be a pretty straight forward install?

Are these available from any decent 4x4 shop? Should I look for (or stay away from) a specific brand?
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More than likely be upwards of 750 per axle depending on location (I.e. 1500 for a 4wd) but yes most 4x4 shops can do it (or at least here in sc)
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Major cutting of metal??? The only part that rubs is on the frame at full crank and the bottom of the lower valence sometimes
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Major cutting of metal??? The only part that rubs is on the frame at full crank and the bottom of the lower valence sometimes
Right your on stock wheels if you have wider aftermarket wheels that push the tires put(negative offset) your tires will rub on the splash guard and right behind that is thin sheet metal that has to cut with a sawzall.
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That's not too bad. I'm assuming that doesn't include labour? Should be a pretty straight forward install?

Are these available from any decent 4x4 shop? Should I look for (or stay away from) a specific brand?
Thats with labor. The gears themselves arent all that expensive. The rear would be pretty straight forward but the front pumpkin needs the reverse cut 8.8 gear and seems like there would be a lot more work put in to get it done.
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Mine are 16x10's and fit fine and i cut no metal at all and 305/70's on these wheels needed a bit of trimming too.

They still werent rubbing in the rear and I was trying.
305/70s are a 33.5 not a 35 that why you didn't have to cut the metal behind the splash guard with your 16x10s.
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305/70s are a 33.5 not a 35 that why you didn't have to cut the metal behind the splash guard with your 16x10s.
Yes and those 305's were maxxis bighorns. The 315's that are on there now are maxxis Buckshots. I know my tire sizing and and I know I didnt have to cut anything with the 305's I was just helping out with a bit of knowledge for those who have offsets like I do. Behind the plastic splash guard is a metal fin (for lack of a better word) that is used as a support and it was intruding into my wheel well maybe an inch and instead of waiting on it to cause problems I took a 3.5 inch cut off wheel and 5 minutes per wheel well and it was no longer a problem. No major surgery by any means. A sawzall would be rather unwieldy in such a tight space unless you want to remove your tires to do this bit of trimming. Just saying.
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Yes and those 305's were maxxis bighorns. The 315's that are on there now are maxxis Buckshots. I know my tire sizing and and I know I didnt have to cut anything with the 305's I was just helping out with a bit of knowledge for those who have offsets like I do. Behind the plastic splash guard is a metal fin (for lack of a better word) that is used as a support and it was intruding into my wheel well maybe an inch and instead of waiting on it to cause problems I took a 3.5 inch cut off wheel and 5 minutes per wheel well and it was no longer a problem. No major surgery by any means. A sawzall would be rather unwieldy in such a tight space unless you want to remove your tires to do this bit of trimming. Just saying.
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