Author Topic: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires  (Read 2168 times)

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Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
Is that due the low pinion?

I thought 5.29 gears were only found in 4cyl vehicles outside the US w/low pinion 7.25" front diffs, correct?

So the 7.25"/5.29 r&p gears can be run in a 1st gen/V6 8" front diff housing b/c it's also low pinion?

Just trying to clarify and hopefully provide some reference for others in the future...
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Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 10:09:55 AM »
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Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2019, 07:40:11 PM »
there is a front 8" low pinion 5.29 it was used in the 4d56 TDI gen 1 models and no you can't use the 7.25 r&p in the 8" housing.
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Re: 1988 Mighty Max and 35" Tires
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2019, 09:13:18 PM »
As I've driven Scar around with the 35" muds, I think the strongest candidate for Pearl will be these tires that are owned already. This was the initial plan from the start, so the 5.29 gears will be the most beneficial. For the type of wheeling that I expect, I won't be breaking CVs, unless I'm spooled up. However, will be getting the 100mm pieces for cheap insurance.
1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
1980 Dodge W400 service truck

For Sale: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab
Sundry Gen 1 Montero and Gen 1 & 2 Mighty Max parts and vehicles for sale