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14bsf removed, 14bff installed.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broc944, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Just got back from my 20 mile break in trip after installing my 14bff, disk brake conversion, 5.13's and ARB. I am defiantly back in the power band! The disk conversion is beyond description, I can not believe the improvement that it made. (for those of you thinking of doing the disk conversion, all I can say is just do it, don't ask why, just do it). I want to thank every body that told me to go with the 5.13's, I think I would have been p!ssed it I went with the 4.88's. The ARB will have to wait till next weekto test out, still waiting on a couple parts for the OBA, and I have removed all of my current OBA system,I did test the Arb on the bench and it did lock up, so I should have no problem. Going to clean the shop, and hoist the D60 up on the stands and get back to work, when is this insanity going to end?
     
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    Sweet deal :thumb:

    And as for the insanity part.......it will NEVER end :haha:
     
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    what tranny and tire size r u running that 5.13's get you in your power band?
     
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    did you do anything with the proportioning valve or just swap the brakes and go. It seems everybody does something a little different.
     
  5. broc944

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    It seems to be OK the way it is, it was my understanding that the rears lock up too fast after the conversion, it was kind of hard to judge, the brakes and rotors being new, I figured I would put a few more miles on them before I start adjusting anything.
     
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    4L80E (OD=.075) with 37's, I was running 3.73's before.
     
  7. hack500

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    :eek1: 5.13's and 37's daaaaaym might have to run some tractor axles(10:1 range) if you ever went to 44's. :haha:
     
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    there's no reason not to gear low if you have overdrive.

    there's guys on here running 5.13s with 700r4s and 35" tires.

    with the overdrive, the highway problems go away. i'd like to have lower gears than i have now for wheeling but i can't give up any more highway speed.

    i wish somebody made a 6 spd SM465 with stock ratios and a .75 and .50 overdrive.

    i'd be on that like a fat kid on cake.:D
     

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