Gen 1V6 front diff will handle 35's...But you'll have to source another set of 4.88's if your donor diff is from a 4cyl.
Also if sticking with Gen 1 parts the v6manual CV's are a bit larger than auto on the diff side.
Was talking 40k miles of course, clarified that.
Finding a 4cyl truck with 4.88s is rare enough, finding a V6 with 4.88s is even rarer. I might was well look for some 5.29s in that case. 5.29s plus some 2.85s in the Tcase would be nicccceee.
Quote: Q78s are big tires. I had them on a 72 GMC 1/2 ton I owned years ago. On road driving your 88 would really be a pooch.
With 4.62s I would agree. Moving to 4.88s would make having the Q78s similar to my current setup with the 34"s and 4.62s. Either way Q78s will be my last addition to the truck when everything else is done. I hear Q78s don't grip as hard as the Special Service 34x9.5s, but I don't think it will be that huge of a difference.
Quote: FWIW, it took a welded diff, 4.3, 33X13.50 swampers, and full throttle to break a cv on my Raider.
I like those skinnys!!!!!
Good to know. It took me a while to get used to the skinnys, but the grew on me quick. They dig/grip like there is no tomorrow, and do help a ton in the traction department. Where people locked f/r with radial M/Ts couldn't make it, the 34x9.5s have done it no problem with only a rear LSD.
And as far as the black bed liner goes I have been thinking about if for a while. I may not go as far as you did (which does look cool), but I will get some on there.
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