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Old 08-02-2018, 07:43 PM   #11
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So, I'm working towards a full float, and will need to re-gear to 410. Since you just put that dif in, are the gears new? Are you re-using the Tru-trac?, are you picking up what I'm putting down here?
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:46 PM   #12
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If you need gears, the best in Denver is Colorado Axel and Gear. Al knows his stuff!
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If you need an alignment, Kennedy in Commerce City is hands down the best when it comes to large and modified vehicles. Period.

FWIW, the 7.3 is 100x more reliable than the 6.0, but lacks the power. The 7.3 trucks I've driven feel more like a old 460 with a lower torque curve. I haven't owned a diesel in years so I got no advice on that but it does sound like you may be down on power a bit. There's a diesel shop just south of me a mile that seems to do a ton of work to lifted trucks. It's called Diesel Day Dreams. Might be worth checking them out to see if they do good work.

I have 4.30's but a gas motor, totally different animal.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:22 PM   #13
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Jeff, I get what youíre puttin down. The rear diff and gear set is new, Iím hoping to be able to re-use the same truetrac that was installed, should be able to. Anyway, I might hold onto the 4.10ís at least for a bit to see how I like the new ones and just in case I ever want to swap them back in. Boulder Offroad is doing the work, I think they usually use G2 gear sets, but it wouldnít hurt to give the Denver shop a call to see what they think. Thanks
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Al at Colorado Axle and gear is who did our work. Canít say enough good things about them. Great people, Great shop.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:22 AM   #15
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Rick, isn't it about time you just go with a V10 with 3:73's and quit all this worrying? Hasn't CarringB taught you anything? Just add a 500 gallon fuel cell on that new TT and you're golden.

V10 FTW!!!

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Old 08-03-2018, 10:49 AM   #16
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Rick, isn't it about time you just go with a V10 with 3:73's and quit all this worrying?
Man, I would love a V10. Lots of folks say the mileage sucks, but I'd gladly trade slightly worse mileage for the power of a V10.
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Ya, I had that Ď05 V10 15 passenger I picked up at auction as a flipper, it was nice having the silent power for sure.....but alas, Iím too deep into this 7.3 to start over, plus diesels just have the cool factor the gassers donít have no matter how many cylinders.
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I agree that diesels are infinitely cool but you guys can be cool. I'll stick to my collection of gassers.

Too deep in your 7.3l to start over? Hell, I start over every week!

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Too deep in your 7.3l to start over? Hell, I start over every week!

Robb once suggested I start over too, I thought he was out of his mind. I've spent years (and an untold amount of money) getting to where I am now. That said, when the current 5.4 bites the dust, i may shoehorn in a V10, but I doubt that will need to happen any time soon.
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Hey all, I forgot to update my thread since putting in the 4.56 gears almost 600 miles ago. Pretty happy with the end results, havenít put in a big highway trip with them yet, but driving locally and at speed I find Iím back within spec of stock setup and a bit peppier, which is not something often associated when describing a diesel. Shifts are better too, quicker to downshift, and in general I feel itís a bit happier being in the proper RPM range now. Could I have gone with 4.88, possibly but I think I would have been winding it out a bit at higher speeds.
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