Re: Getting ready to trade sides / Chevy->Ford
What is it that you don't like about your new truck? All the newer Chevies have better engines than they used to and look better now, too. Comparing the Blazers (Tahoe now) to Broncos isn't really fair. Engine and tranny wise they are very similar in power and reliability. I do feel the Borg Warner t-case in the Bronco is a little stronger unit though. The Bronco also has a different type of IFS from the Chevy-it uses the Twin Traction Beam. This system has proved to be more versatile and longer lived off-road. It does well on pavement, but, can do funny things to oversized tires with the way the camber swings. The #1 thing to avoid would be "push-button engaged t-case". You would be better off with lever operated t-case, manual hubs, and 351W. I have a 302 in my 89 F-150 and am still pleased with it, but, if I had the opportunity I would get more cubes to start with. One note would be that the v-8s switched to mass air in about 95-this allows more radical upgrades to the engine without messing up the way it runs. Laters.