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Old 04-23-2011, 11:04 PM
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What are your favorite rearend housings and gear ratios ? I'll go ahead and start. My favorite rearend housings are Rockwell, Ford 8.8 and 9 inch housings. My favorite gear ratios are 4.10:1 and 3.73:1.

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Old 04-23-2011, 11:07 PM
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8.8 with 3.73 L/S is the best imo. I currently have 4.10's and you got to run a 265 to keep the rpms in a reasonble range!
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:12 PM
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8.8 with 3.73 L/S is the best imo. I currently have 4.10's and you got to run a 265 to keep the rpms in a reasonble range!
I have to agree. 3.73's is alot easier on gas and you still get some pretty good low end torque. I also have the 8.8 inch housing with 4.10's and 31 spline axles.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:14 PM
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4.10's
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:31 PM
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how do you figure out what yours is??
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:33 PM
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Eaton 12 bolt 3.73 w/LS
Dana 60 4.10 w/LS
Ford 9" 4.11 open
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:35 PM
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how do you figure out what yours is??
There are some codes die stamped into the housing. And there's a sticky thread on here that gives you axle and housing codes. Or you can run you vin number through Ford's oasis program at the dealer, but they only go back about 8 years though.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:37 PM
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yeah mines just a tad over 8 years hahahahahaha only 14 years over 8
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:56 AM
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yeah mines just a tad over 8 years hahahahahaha only 14 years over 8
Yep, what else is news.


That's me laughing at Ford Motor Company's designers and planners concerning their Oasis program.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

I do really like my 8.8 torsen and 4.10s. I would miss them, but wouldn't mind terribly if they turned into 3.73s, though.

Dana 60, 44, and Ford 9 inch, all with limited slip, are pretty killer housings. depending on the application, I'd like them in a 3.73 or 4.10
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:15 PM
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8.8 rear end with 4.88 gears ,, horrible on gas but great in the mud
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:13 PM
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3.73's i have a 8.8 but my favorite housing would be the dana 60. full float is a true truck axle.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:44 PM
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I always loved my THIRD MEMBER with 3:91 Posi gears
In my 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 340
Because it was a drop out , changing gears took less than an hour!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Your Favorite Gear Ratios...

I am switching to an Explorer axle with 4.10's and an open diff (have a Lock-Right on the way) from my 3.73's with L/S. Of course that means I'm doing the front carrier in 4.10 too. Another project that takes longer than planned, but it keeps me from doing more stupid things.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:42 PM
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I always loved my THIRD MEMBER with a 9" gear

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And thats what she said! lol
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