Mike, I checked on a new ring and pinion, but if I go to a 3.73 I have to change the carrier as well and the whole swap would cost around $2500. Ouch. If I went with a 4.10 I wouldn't have to swap it and it would then run me $1500. I have some other things to do first on it so will have to wait.
Achipmunk, it was lots of fun and yes lots of looks and thumbs up.
Dune, that is the recommended, molded hose. It's still a pretty tight bend.