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Hi,
This weekend I'm going to pick up a '88 Bronco. I need to know a few things so I can make it mine.

What size speakers does it come with, it should be 6.5" in the doors and 6"x9" by the back seat, right?

Is there anywhere I can buy a center console? The truck I'm buying doesn't have one. Would I have to buy it from someone, or is there a store or dealer I can get one from?

It has the pushbutton 4x4 and auto hubs, I would like to change those out to manual stuff. Would that be an expensive venture? What would I need to do it?

Will the transfer case get in the way of an x-pipe if i wanted to get one?

Thanks.

Travis
 

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in rear is a 6x8 opening, but u can fit a 6x9...in the front of my 88 i ran 6x8's in the 6.5 opening. the x pipe will get in the way also. go to a junk yard and pick up a good center console for cheap. it doesn't have to be a bronco console...u can get one from a blazer or ram charger.
 

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Manual hub swap is easy. Manual transfer case swap is involved, but can be done.

The 80-91 centers hold a lot, but have useless cupholders. I prefer the 92-96 style.



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I agree with adrianspeeder about the console. I am going to get 92-96 cup holder inserts and cut the openings for them in the 90 console (useless freakin cup holders). A junkyard shoudl be good for that stuff, and manual hubs arnt that hard, make sure to search and you will get a TON of info on it.
 

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It has the pushbutton 4x4 and auto hubs, I would like to change those out to manual stuff. Would that be an expensive venture? What would I need to do it?
If the pushbutton 4x4 works, why change it? Are you planning on alot of offroading? I changed my hubs but only because they stopped functioning. I really liked the idea of not having to get out and lock them in, ain't an option now. Best of luck with your mods!:beer
 

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the stock opening is 6.5....so u can just put another one right in its place....but i have put 6x8 into that opening with out cutting...just drilling new holes.
 

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im about to switch out my push button/ auto hubs for manual t-case and hubs- ill let you know how that goes.

i think the 5 1/4" and 6x8 are plenty big enough. you have to realise that the top of the broncos make it easy to fill the cab with sound. i swapped out my speakers for 2-way pioneer in the front and 3-way pioneer in the rear. it makes plenty of sound- but youll need to put in some kindof insulation to stop the door/ rear panels from vibrating.

is there a junkyard list or something like that?
i think you look under salvageyard or junkyard in your local yellowpages.

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Well being auto hubs you're lucky.. 87's and some 88's have this weird "Top Hat" manual hubs. Makes life interesting when I'm trying to find replacement hubs and axles when I break one..

don't know where yer from but the best power increase I've felt was by taking the cats out and dump the exhaust right after a flowmaster muffler..

I think I'm going to get a throttle body spacer next..
 

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Thanks guys for the replies. I think I've decided that I'm definatly gonna get Warn Premium hubs, but keep the push button transfer case, at least for now. Maybe in the future if it becomes a full blown off road truck ill get the manual t-case, but for now the push button should be fine.
 
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