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Hey all, I just picked up an early BII last week and have been researching them nonstop since and came across this board a few days back and thought it was time I joined. Recently moved to the good ol' state of Oregon and immediately had to hit the trails but I have a 97 K3500 Crew Cab long bed Dually so that dream was short lived about a mile into the fire trail with trees closing in around me so a friend up here let me know he had a BII for sale so without question I bought it (only $100). It runs great, its an auto, has manual T-case and no body damage...yet lol. From what I've read they are pretty capable stock and when built they can be excellent offroad vehicles. BTW I found a pick of a BII that instantly hooked me on these. I'll try to post it, I really like the bumper but from what I've been able to find it may be an early model JD winch bumper. Oh and a pic of my new Bronco.
Thanks, this forum has a lot of useful information. I'm still searching for info on the bumper on that bronco in the first pic, I need it. Is the TTB Dana 35 reliable with 33"s? A James Duff lift and 33"s are my first mods after the Dana 35 but if it can't take it then I'll go with a 44 from an old f350 sitting at the top of the hill. It might be a 60 tho, ill have to check it out but I have a ranger parts truck I picked up from the same guy I got the Bronco from (and he has the f350 I'm going to plunder). Anyway I would ideally like to go the 35 route due to cost and simplicity if the 33"s won't destroy it.
Heh thanks, I actually found a 44 on a F100 at the local wrecker in town. Asking $450 for it, has Warn hubs already on it, is that a good deal? The F350 up the hill from me has an 8 bolt Dana60 up front but it will look damn nice under my K3500 CrewCab Dually haha! On 6 37"s, some day. First things first tho, Bronco, lift, KM2's.
Oh I forgot to ask, at the wrecker they have a 90 ranger. Is that the correct year for the D35 and 8.8 rear end? They're asking $400 for both, good price? The ranger I picked up is an 85 so I'm just gonna give it to my brother as a first car/toy to mess around with.
That's good to know, I would like to put abit more money into a quality lift kit and tires. I was cleaning the bronco today and realized it didn't have auto locking hubs on it, from what ive been reading on the forums I just assumed they came standard with auto's lol.