before getting the ring and pinion in, i would have the trac lok rebuilt, put in the new clutches, get some gear lube and firction modifier to give to the installer. a local shop a while back quoted me 495$ to install 3.73s. So, 200$ for gears and about 300$ for labor..call around.
look like everything you need minus the lube and friction modifier and TL rebuild..come to think of it, if the Trac Lok still well, Loks and you easily can lay two stripes, then you might not have to rebuild it. I say go for it, Holcomb Motorsports sells a rebuild kit like that minus the gears for 109 and like 200 for gears.
A word to the wise..... be sure to get Ford Ring and Pinion, as others out there just dont cut it some times... I hadda get rid of a set of Precision Gear 3.55 gears as they were just too rough sounding after 80mph, and this after a decent break in and good wear pattern... Went back to stock for a while, and hadda put in a new set of 3.55's due other issues with newly installed 5.4, but put in FRPP gears this time and as smooth as a whistle up to 140mph and they cost less, go figure.... LOL
Yes there are other threads on the subject, but I haven't found one that addresses both at the same time.
I have a 1996 Mark VIII.
It is tuned with Quarterhorse and has dual cat back exhaust which has made a difference up top/on the highway for sure.
Around town though, it is still...
Not sure if any of you have seen this, but this would make the rear hub swap much more affordable. I was going to re-drill my purchased hubs, but @99.95, I'd rather have new with zinc coating.
Maybe I'm just dreaming here, but that's why I'm asking. I've been driving my dad's '99 Explorer for the last few days and I really love it, specifically the tranny. The five-speed auto does a great job of keeping the SOHC 4.0L V6 in it's powerband, and it is sweet to get on it and a shift only...
I was wondering who uses overdrive (O/D) when driving around town (speeds under 55). I am always flipping the O/D button depending where I am driving. Does it cause wear to the trans. if the O/D is disabled for extended times. At constant highway speeds I always enable the O/D.
When accelerating then letting off the accelerate Im getting a slight clunking from the rear of my car, it's mostly when the car is cold, sounds like something is knocking back and forth in the trunk area, haven't got a chance to get her on a lift yet. Not sure if this is a problem people run...
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