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So, alot has happened for me in the last couple months. I've come to the realization that the Bronco will never be a good street rig, and even got myself a new DD. So, while I drive my '73 Gran Torino, I shall make the Bronco a truely badass trail/winter rig. Heres what I want to do:


- 4-8" Lift.
- 3/4 ton Running gear, with SAS.
- 38", if possible, Toyo Open Country MT's.
- 460 + 4 or 5 speed tranny swap, if applicable.
- custom made bumpers + skid plates.

So, which transmission/transfer case combo would you recommend? Which axles would give me the best bang for my buck?


Any info, especially from someone who has done the same would be nice.


-Nitro
 

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i hate to do this, but just go read your brains out in the sas forum.
then do some searches on the 460 swap. best help i can give you.

got pics of that torino you can share?
 

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- 4-8" Lift.
- 3/4 ton Running gear, with SAS.
- 38", if possible, Toyo Open Country MT's.
- 460
+ 4 or 5 speed tranny swap, if applicable.
- custom made bumpers + skid plates.

So, which transmission/transfer case combo would you recommend? Which axles would give me the best bang for my buck?


Any info, especially from someone who has done the same would be nice.


-Nitro
Well, have fun for the 8 minutes your non-badass trail rig will last. :rofl:

For a 460 and 38's, you're going to blow up a solid d44, and probably put a little bit of hurting on a d60 rear.

You might as well save yourself the headaches (because it'll happen over and over again until you learn) and just go right to one tons. A d60 front, and a 14b rear will be the combo you want to avoid constant breakage.
 

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Well, have fun for the 8 minutes your non-badass trail rig will last. :rofl:

For a 460 and 38's, you're going to blow up a solid d44, and probably put a little bit of hurting on a d60 rear.

You might as well save yourself the headaches (because it'll happen over and over again until you learn) and just go right to one tons. A d60 front, and a 14b rear will be the combo you want to avoid constant breakage.
So.......at what point did I say D44? I mentioned SAS, but no D44...hmm....maybe you should work on your reading skills big guy ;).

Also, I only said 3/4 ton stuff for a general idea. I could go for 1 ton, but If 3/4 ton stuff works fine, which I think it will, considering my friends '86 F-250 ran em just fine, I think I could stick with that. Who knows, I may go for 35's. I'm still not sure.
 

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This is the car btw. Got it for free, and It has 91k on it. Even after sitting for 12 years, its still more plausible than the bronco as a DD. Considering it almost runs now!



 

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I'm selling my stock '97 F350 crew cab 4x4 if you want something nice and strong and ready to play with...............
 

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So.......at what point did I say D44? I mentioned SAS, but no D44...hmm....maybe you should work on your reading skills big guy ;).

Also, I only said 3/4 ton stuff for a general idea. I could go for 1 ton, but If 3/4 ton stuff works fine, which I think it will, considering my friends '86 F-250 ran em just fine, I think I could stick with that. Who knows, I may go for 35's. I'm still not sure.
3/4 ton is a d44 inner with d60 outers, maybe you should use the search button :haha
 

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This is the car btw. Got it for free, and It has 91k on it. Even after sitting for 12 years, its still more plausible than the bronco as a DD. Considering it almost runs now!



I wouldn't be caught dead driving around in that station wagon if I had a bronco I could use.


Why do you want to mess around with a 460 these days? If your going to just be doing a "3/4T" type swap your probably along the lines of my D44 front with alloy shafts and 8 lug outers and D60 rear. The 351 stock in my rig is plenty for the 37's and everything seems to be living just fine. lock both ends with good stuff and call it a day.
 

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So.......at what point did I say D44? I mentioned SAS, but no D44...hmm....maybe you should work on your reading skills big guy ;).

Also, I only said 3/4 ton stuff for a general idea. I could go for 1 ton, but If 3/4 ton stuff works fine, which I think it will, considering my friends '86 F-250 ran em just fine, I think I could stick with that. Who knows, I may go for 35's. I'm still not sure.
:rolleyes:

Well, you know more then we do, so I guess you've got it figured out then. Why ask for opinions on how to make your truck a "bad ass" rig, when you don't want to hear them.
 

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:rolleyes:

Well, you know more then we do, so I guess you've got it figured out then. Why ask for opinions on how to make your truck a "bad ass" rig, when you don't want to hear them.
its not that i dont want to hear good suggestions, like shadowfax's. however, when assholes come on here and be smartasses, then i shrug them off. hows that big guy? clearing things up for ya?
 

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its not that i dont want to hear good suggestions, like shadowfax's. however, when assholes come on here and be smartasses, then i shrug them off. hows that big guy? clearing things up for ya?
Alright? So, Shadofax suggested a 3/4t swap would be fine with a STOCK 351. You want a bad ass rig with a 460, 38's and a SAS, and I told you to go to one tons because you'll break stuff.

Am I clearing it up for you, or do I need to start speaking stupid?
 

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Alright? So, Shadofax suggested a 3/4t swap would be fine with a STOCK 351. You want a bad ass rig with a 460, 38's and a SAS, and I told you to go to one tons because you'll break stuff.

Am I clearing it up for you, or do I need to start speaking stupid?
No, I'm very fluent in ASSHOLE. Bu thanks for the offer. And If you read, it says "if applicable" on the 460.
 

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thanks for the pics, i am loving that wagon. a big block would be really fun in something like that.
no no no. the Cleveland does the job.
 

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No, I'm very fluent in ASSHOLE. Bu thanks for the offer. And If you read, it says "if applicable" on the 460.
As I and the other two that immediately agreed with me read it, your statement clearly made it sound as though you wanted a 460, with the possibly swap of a manual transmission. Bad ass would mean 460 to most of us, regardless of transmission...

Either way, I presented my opinion, and it stands. Bad ass does not mean d44, if you plan on building it bigger in the future. Once you get into wheeling, you don't get smaller after it, power and tire wise.

One tons are the only way you're going to be able to run the power and tire combo you want, and in the future you'll find yourself going bigger... so why build up half ton axles and waste your money, when you can immediately go stock one ton which are twice as strong?
 

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Kinda funny that he said big block, 3/4 ton, 38's and bad ass all in one post. I think I'd much rather have a decently built 351 (better power to weight) and there's nothing that makes a 3/4 ton better than a 1/2 ton if you want to go wheeling because you wont have front axle shafts for real long either way.
 
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