Are there many Xs that came with 4.30 gears? I have been looking at many for sale trucks online and then taking the VIN to the Ford site to check the build characteristics and have not come across one yet.
My 2001 Xlt came with 4:30 gears.
The V10 pulls my 34' Airstream as though it isn't behind me..... no downshifting except on extreme grades. Even then I can syllable drive 60 MPH. 17000 combined weight gets me 11-12, 16 empty. I am a light footed slowpoke....
Out of my 3 excursions, the 00 limited v10 and the 05 limited psd both have 3.73's, while the 00 XLT V10 has the 4.30's
Good luck on the search!
Just for reference, if ound out I had 4.30's by crawling under the drivers door, then looking forward at the front axle. There is a white sticker there that had the 4.30 right on the tag!
Garry in Kodiak
2002 F350 CCSB 5.4, ZF-6 4x4 "Swiss army knife of trucks"
2000 Excursion 6.8 Whipple Supercharged, 4x4 XLT,Leveled V's, Modded B's, 35x12.5x16.5 BFG AT, Harley Grill/Lights, RA Bumper, LED taillights
2000 Excursion 6.8 4x4 Limited. Stock for now...
1932 Ford "Model B" Pick-up (wtg for restoration)
4.30`s in an X is like a Needle in a Haystack. sounds like some of us have gotten lucky! Me, I found it easier to install the 4.30`s in my 3.73 equipped X. if you are goinf to be towing heavy then yes hold out for 4.30`s. if you are going to be towing lite, (less than 7000lbs) then 3.73`s are all you`ll need!
02 Excursion, V-10, 4.30`s, Air Lift air bags, K&N FIPK, 5 Star tuner, SPD Y-pipe mod Hellwig rear sway bar.
07 Cherokee 32B. Reese Dual Cam sway control.
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