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  • BD Diesel Performance Transmission

    Greg Installs a BD Diesel Transmission

    December 10th, 2010 by admin

    Everybody knows tBD Diesel Performance Transmission hat big tires and heaps of horsepower are hard on your transmission, which is why I wasn’t the least bit surprised when my factory torque converter finally disintegrated. I wasn’t even surprised at how suddenly it happened. I was cruising down the freeway when I noticed the truck starting to decelerate, but the RPMs were rising steadily. I recalled the tranny momentarily slipping once or twice earlier in the week…guess that’s about as much warning as you get. I ended up limping safely to the shoulder and had it towed to my ninja mechanic. Looking back, the only surprise was how long it lasted before self-destructing.
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  • True Trac Differential

    Greg’s Differential Decision

    November 3rd, 2010 by admin

    True Trac Differential Here’s a quick recap on the Ranger situation. I tore up the rear Ford 8.8″ housing and decided to replace it with another 8.8″ I found, but this time I’m using 31 spline axles and installing 4.56 gears with a True-Trac. I realized the damaged housing was beyond repair and the Currie 9″ was a bit out of my budget (for now).
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  • differential dilemma

    Greg’s Differential Dilemma

    October 27th, 2010 by admin

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    A while ago I took the Ranger out to the desert and held it wide open for a punishing 300 miles. It did really well and, despite a few close calls, drove under its own power back onto the trailer. Anytime I go out and don’t break the truck (or myself) I consider that a success.

    Well, apparently success has its price. While inspecting the truck (something I highly recommend before and after every outing), I found the rear backing plate was completely torn off the axle housing, taking the brake line and parking brake cable with it. The before-and-after pictures speak for themselves. Oh well.
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