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So I decided to test out the new gauges in the Bronco and see if it would break a 100. Sure enough, it went to 105 then I had to let off. There was still some left in it for more but I was running out of real estate. :toothless It actually rolled out pretty good, no shakes or shimmies at all.





Disclaimer: The road was closed and this was a controlled run
 

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Actually with the 4.10's and 35's it didn't take long. Next time I'll bring the video camera.:thumbup

It looks like it was spinning around 4500 or so but it's hard to tell with the crappy camera phone pic. I didn't look at the speedo long.
 

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You're gonna have to wear one of those helmet cams next time:rofl: How many percent did the digital gas gauge go down?
 

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1%, it was at 77% and when I was done with that run it was at 76%. Next time I bring da video.
 

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And your point is? If it had been a Corvette or Mustang it would of been OK right? I feel confident in my build to know that there would be no problem doing a run like that. It's not like it is a daily habit. Besides that I observed the road ahead, it is a flat stretch about 6 miles long in the middle of pretty much no where and there was no other traffic to worry about. It's not a run I would make in the 250 that's for sure.
 

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I have not checked the mileage Mel but I am happy with them and they work out great for cruising. Personally I don't think 4.56 gears are necessary for a DD. If I were building a rig that was strictly off road I'd probably go with the 4.56's.
 

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Have 4.10's and 35's on the 79 I use to pull my boat. Goes fine, trailering or not, with a very mildy built 400. I would not want to rock crawl with it though....

BTW, who makes that guage package?
 

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I have not checked the mileage Mel but I am happy with them and they work out great for cruising. Personally I don't think 4.56 gears are necessary for a DD. If I were building a rig that was strictly off road I'd probably go with the 4.56's.
Have 4.10's and 35's on the 79 I use to pull my boat.
Thanks ya'll. That's what I was thinking, too. I might play in the mud and try a trail or two, but the truck is not built for off-roading.


Sorry Scott, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread. ;)
 

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Thats pretty cool Scott.

But there is no way in hell I'd want to be in my 77 F100 at 100....actually, I doubt the old 300 could get wound up high enough for 100. I've taken her up to 80 and still had some pedal left...but I wasn't brave enough to go any farther.
 

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Sorry Scott, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread. ;)
No problem Mel, I don't let the little stuff like that bother me.

Thats pretty cool Scott.

But there is no way in hell I'd want to be in my 77 F100 at 100....actually, I doubt the old 300 could get wound up high enough for 100. I've taken her up to 80 and still had some pedal left...but I wasn't brave enough to go any farther.
The Bronco was quite stable as the speed progressed so I just kept on the throttle. I wasn't really worried at all pulling it off. Now the 250 with those big Cepeks, hah, 80 would be to fast for me in that one.

I like the disclaimer ;) :thumbup :histerica :goodfinge
That was to keep the naysayers out.:toothless
 

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i had my old 78 up to about 110 one time, but that is ALL it had left in it i think. i was turnin around 5500 RPM. (had 35s with 5.13s) its a hella lot easyer readin that dash you have compaired to the stocker i had thats for sure.
 

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Going over 100 is not so bad, although I would feel better if they made Z-rated mud tires, LOL. Do you notice how much roll there is with the 35's when going into a turn at speed? The dash looks great by the way.

John.
 

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Thanks John.

I never really noticed any dramatic roll going into turns before. I really like the way the Cepek FCII's handle on the road.
 
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