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Brian

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« on: August 30, 2013, 08:01:27 PM »

Well it all came about a couple weeks ago.  I finally got tired of listening to my "oiless" air compressor...aka "The Compressor of Hate!!" Running in the shop.  Worst purchase I think I have ever made. :(

Anyway so I decided I needed a small piston driven air compressor.  SO I hit craigslist and started searching.  Finally found an old Sears Compressor - twin cylinder with a 1HP 115/230Vmotor.  Went to go check it out and when I arrived in my old crewcab the seller, and older Gent, started in on how he had a nice 92 D350 dually...blah blah.  We chatted for a while and I eventually bought the compressor.

Just before I left he mentioned a damaged tailgate he still had.  I didn't think anything of it right away and I left.  Few days later I got to thinking about what he said and so I e-mailed him and asked if he was interested in selling it.

He got back to me and said yes and also had some diff parts.  That brings me to today. :)

So I go over to his place to check out the parts.  The tailgate was FUBAR'D....he had parked the truck under the 5th wheel trailer, then drove out leaving the tailgate up....Doooh!!  And the diff parts turned out to be a near new 3.54 ring and pinion for the 92 D70 diff.  Little Richardering and I got everything for $125!!  He also tossed in a couple 73-93 dodge ram Hayes manuals.



The tailgate must have been off since almost new...shame it met it's end this way.  But I got a mint set of tailgate lights and wiring, latch and mechanisms, and the trim panel is pretty nice too....survived the bend no problem.  

And the 3.54 ring and pinion is just what I needed.  I have a spare 3.54 D70 axle I was going to hold onto in case I did not like the 4.10's from the donor 93 I'm using for the 4x4 conversion.  So now I can sell this LSD D70 diff to help fund the conversion.....I'm pretty happy!!:D

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 08:03:50 PM »

Forgot to mention that the 3.54 gears were removed when the truck was almost new.  The original owner wanted a bit more grunt for towing so had the original gears swapped for 4.10's.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 08:05:34 PM »

What a deal. Glad to hear it all turned out to be a good haul.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 08:25:57 PM »

I'm going for 354's in the green beast too.  They'll do wonders for you
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 01:52:26 PM »

The crewcab currently has the original gasser 1 ton dana 60 with the 3.54's...it does well, and I do like them.  But I want to give the 4.10's a try.  If I don't like them then I can always swap in the 3.54 ring and pinion.  Just need a set from a front dana 60 diff now.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 02:02:48 PM »

Pull the driveline and see how you like the 3.54s, and if you don't like them, at least you only have one differential to change. If you like them, then you have to do the second differential anyway. I did this with my GMC 4X4 since I didn't need to use 4WD any time I drove it, worked just fine.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 08:36:03 PM »

If you are pulling loads, long distances, the 411's will be good.  But they will lower your top speed down to 78 MPH.  Friend of mine has a 97 with 411's.  Hates it
I'm going from 373's to 354's very soon.  Want to get that ol come-a-part down closer to that sweet spot.  Amazing what 100 RPM does on these things.
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