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Mud King 35's...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kevcarr59, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. kevcarr59

    kevcarr59 Registered Member

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    Mud King 35\'s...

    My son has a 74 Scout with a set of 33 Mud Kings on it. Seems to be pretty good off-road... What is your opinion on the 35's for my 78 Blazer?? Right now its stock but in the process of putting a 4" lift under it. Will the 3.42 ratio gears be able to turn a tire that size??

    How hard to find gears for that axle and price.. Just a few questions to ponder... Thanxs in advance for your input...
     
  2. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Re: Mud King 35\'s...

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    My son has a 74 Scout with a set of 33 Mud Kings on it. Seems to be pretty good off-road... What is your opinion on the 35's for my 78 Blazer?? Right now its stock but in the process of putting a 4" lift under it. Will the 3.42 ratio gears be able to turn a tire that size??

    How hard to find gears for that axle and price.. Just a few questions to ponder... Thanxs in advance for your input...

    [/ QUOTE ]3.42's would probley turn them, but it'd be a pooch, and may burn up a automadic transmission. I find it cheaper to swap the whole axles. You can usely get a set of axles from a K20 for around $300.00 I paid $250.00 for mine. They are a strait bolt in, and already have the lower gears you'll need. Only thing is you'll have to use a 8-lug rim.
     
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    Re: Mud King 35\'s...

    It will turn them, Might not like it much. The axel swap idea seems to be the best(cheapest) way to gear up. I did my first 3/4 ton swap in a 76. Found a 78 3/4 ton truck with a d44/14ff combo with 4.10's. Bought the whole truck with a blown engine for 200.00. I am doing an 89 now. I plan on running 35's. Doing gear swaps to 4.10's in the 10 bolts. No need to over kill on axels, Just a plow/daily driver.
     

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