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front diff. gear swap with 36" tires?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rix_Gotta_Blazer, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

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    front diff. gear swap with 36\" tires?

    i plan on puttin on some 36's eventually. i know you have to swap gears in the rear for anything bigger than a 35". but do you have to do any gear swapping in the front diff? thank for any input, Rick
     
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    Re: front diff. gear swap with 36\" tires?

    The front and rear gears have to match. Otherwise you will bind up the T-Case.. I beleave they have to be within 2% Meaning if you have 4.10's in the rear. You can have 4.09's in the front. I know a company in Salinas that does great gear work...
     
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    Re: front diff. gear swap with 36\" tires?

    Your front and rear differential ratio must match otherwise your transfer case will bind and but when you run on anything with traction.
     
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    Re: front diff. gear swap with 36\" tires?

    i dont know crap-o-la about gears. good thing you told me about the t-case delima. it would be a while before this took place. but where is that shop in Salinas? my dad is looking for a shop to check out his Jeep and his 64' stang.
     
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    Re: front diff. gear swap with 36\" tires?

    It is on Spence road.. It is a tractor repair place.. Pm me tomorrow to remind me and I'll get the name for you..
     

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