RE: Abouth this 4WD Gear Swap thing.......

From: Bernd D. Ratsch (
Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 00:11:24 EDT

Where there's a will, there's a DANA. Most 4.56 and higher diffs aren't
stock anyways. If you look at any of the Toy'lets, Jeeps, Blazers, Ferd,
etc. that are all "built" for crawling, nothing about their diffs is stock.
(Maybe the axle tubes...but not a whole lot else.

I agree with ya on the 2WD, there is a lot more a person can do with them
(diff wise).

- Bernd

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Subject: DML: Abouth this 4WD Gear Swap thing.......

Ok, after everyone posted info concerning that I can swap out my 3.55 gears,
after lifting my Dak and running 32's on both diffs, and put in 4.10 or even
4.56's, basically you are all wrong. Not one company makes a taller gear
ratio for Gen II 4WD Daks, other than Mopar. The highest you can go with Gen
II 4WD Daks is 3.90, that is it. Now, I would assume you could go much
than that if you own a Gen II 2WD Dak, since there is only one diff to worry
about, and its a 8 1/4 at that. I have called over 10 gear companies
nationwide, and trust me, 3.90 is the tallest.
93 Dakota 4x4 V6

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