4.46:1, 35/37 tires, and 2.7? Or get the Sasquatch for the 4.70 gears?

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The broncos are going to be highly controlled by the computer. Will changing the tire size matter?
Maybe not so much for the 33s to 35s but the 33 to 37s? Will the computer be programmed from the factory with the wheel size?
 

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Front has the M190 stock (without locking front diff) or the M210 with locking differentials from what I’ve read. So I was slightly mistaken, it’s beefed up differentials. Although I would imagine with beefier differentials comes beefier axles.

https://www.autoweek.com/news/trucks/a33303175/bronco-vs-wrangler-bench-racing-battle/
This is correct for every model except Badlands (which has the locking M210 and the OP was deciding about), Wildtrak and FE (both of which come Squatched).

Also Badlands 7MT has 4.7, but Badlands 10AT has 4.46. (I assume the OP was talking Badlands 10AT.)
 

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A lot of posters here seem unaware that Ford welds the ring gears to the differentials on Rangers.

The Broncos are coming from the same factory.
It's hard to imagine that Ford will make two differential sub-assembly lines.
One that uses robots to weld the ring gears to the diff, the other that has extra people ($$$$) bolting them on in the classic method.

TLDR; Once you are in for swapping either R&P ratios or getting rid of an open differential, you're in for everything.
Might as well budget in a deeper front and rear gear set with that locker.
 

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A lot of posters here seem unaware that Ford welds the ring gears to the differentials on Rangers.

The Broncos are coming from the same factory.
It's hard to imagine that Ford will make two differential sub-assembly lines.
One that uses robots to weld the ring gears to the diff, the other that has extra people ($$$$) bolting them on in the classic method.

TLDR; Once you are in for swapping either R&P ratios or getting rid of an open differential, you're in for everything.
Might as well budget in a deeper front and rear gear set with that locker.
Changing ratios then requires changing the pumpkin?
 

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Changing ratios then requires changing the pumpkin?
More than likely.

Rangers only come with the 3.73 ratio.
Open and lockers all have the ring gears welded on.
There isn't even any bolt holes, if you cut and grind the old gear off.
Ford completely removed the drilling and tapping steps , as a cost savings.
 

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More than likely.

Rangers only come with the 3.73 ratio.
Open and lockers all have the ring gears welded on.
There isn't even any bolt holes, if you cut and grind the old gear off.
Ford completely removed the drilling and tapping steps , as a cost savings.
If that pans out then I’m getting the Sasquatch just to have 4.7. No way I’m replacing axels. That’s way too costly and at that point you might as well go 60 front and 80 rear with ARB lockers.
 

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If that pans out then I’m getting the Sasquatch just to have 4.7. No way I’m replacing axels. That’s way too costly and at that point you might as well go 60 front and 80 rear with ARB lockers.
I've been thinking hard about it to.
But from the other direction.
Get a rear locker. Also the get the Advanced transfer case. And regear the front m190 later to a True Trac LSD for the M190.

4.46 Gears of the 6speed are plenty for 33"s.
But it would be cost ineffective to ever jump up to 35"s.

Edited, I'm at work and not paying attention to either.
 
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