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11-13-2007, 03:00 PM
I bent the hell out of my 86 ranger front axle and I think the cheapest way to fix it is going to be finding a cheap ranger or bronco II just for the parts but i was wondering what year ranges will will fit? Im going to need everything radius arms,axle,tie rod ends,etc
11-13-2007, 05:15 PM
is this a 2wd or a 4wd? if its a 4wd, it would be a good idea to upgrade the dana 28 front end to a dana 35 front end. it should be completely bolt in. someone will have to verify this though because i am not 100% sure. make sure that you get the same gear ratio as you have now.
if it is a 2wd, i dont think that there were any changes until rangers started coming with true IFS in 98. that means that any 2wd front end up until and including 1997 should work.
11-13-2007, 08:36 PM
What did you do to bend the axle housing and arms? I would be check the frame out before you get too involved. If the frame checks out then to replace the front axle stuff you can use any Ranger or BII up to 88. They all will have a direct fit Dana 28 for your truck. If you want something stronger you can get a Dana 35 from up to 97. This is almost a direct bolt on. You will need to get all the tie rods, and the driveshaft on your stock truck will need shortened about an inch. Or if you find one that has a BW1354 t-case swap the t-case and take the driveshaft, no mods will be needed.
11-13-2007, 08:53 PM
did u bend both sides or just one? if its 2wd, and u bent just 1, make sure u use a suspension from 94-down (as opposed to 95-97, different brakes) fyi
11-13-2007, 11:47 PM
It is 4wd and I only bent 1 side but i figured i just assume change the whoel thing.
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