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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 07:38 PM
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rockwell ring and pinion change

I know that the 2.5 rockwell axles only come in 6.72 gearing. Does ANYONE know where I might be able to locate something a bit lower...um I mean higher (numerically lower)? Somethimg in the range of 4.72-5.xx. Or anyone that'll custom make some?
If this isn't feasible, what are my options with big (42-44)tires? I don't want boggers. Actually I would like something a bit more "all-terrainy". My father and I are converting a deuce and a half to a motorhome and want to increase the top speed a bit. Takes a L-O-N-G time to get anywhere at 55 mph!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 08:55 PM
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Re: rockwell ring and pinion change

Geoff, I don't know of any gears, but you might get in touch with Boyce Equipment here in Ogden. Check out http://www.boyceequipment.com, or call 801-393-0007. I keep trying to get over there while they are open, but since they are not open on saturday it makes it pretty tough. Looking through the fence, they have 2.5 ton and 1 ton axles stacked like chordwood. That sounds like a pretty cool project, what year deuce and a half did you get? Get some pictures up, I am sure that will be a DJ tow rig when it is done. I just thought of something else, what about a tranny swap, or a brownie box to get the final drive ratio overdriven a little. My Dad has a ford with a 9 speed and a 3 speed granny, and that thing will go close to 100 mph, a scary proposition in a spud truck.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 09:46 PM
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Re: rockwell ring and pinion change

Michelin should make a tire like you are looking for, and that size. Maybe bigger. Even in your load range. Take a look at their website. But be ready, I heard that they are mucho dinero.




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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 06:20 AM
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Re: rockwell ring and pinion change

gmoody-

I've been looking for a deuce for a time now...government auctions, mostly....whered you get yours, what year, PTO winch? and howmuch? Sorry to be so inquisitive, but hey...who else can i ask?

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 08:36 AM
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Re: rockwell ring and pinion change

Remy, there is a place here in Utah that sells Deuce and a halfs, most of them are on about there third owner, i.e. military, municipal service, construction company water truck. I would suppose that most of the ones they have are 60's models, and not one of them is complete. They have one that is missing half the rear suspension for $1500. I figure that the axles are worth that if they are in good shape. I don't know if any of them run. If you really want one I would check with MVPA (military vehicle preservation asociation). They have a magazine that typically has a lot of "for sale" items.

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