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Old 02-05-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Doing a Dana 35 TTb swap into the Bronco II. I have the Axle beams all installed and the differential has 5.13 gears and a lunchbox locker similar to an Aussie locker or lockrite (believe it's a lockrite. Putting the passenger side axle into shaft into the pumpkin and the internal spring will no compress fully. Took the spring out and the axle barely goes all the way into the suspension arm for the spindle. The TTB arms are from a Explorer and the diff pumkin i believe is from a ranger. Was wondering if the explorer and ranger TTb axles are the same length. Any thoughts or advice much appreciated. I do have a lift on the Bronco II and my coworker and I are afraid that the axle might push to hard inside the pumpkin and may damage the carrier or something else.
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Any way to get pics?

DS shaft go in ok?
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axle shaft goes in the diff fine, but the slip yoke part of the axle when installing is all the way in and the spring is not installed. once the spring was put in it would not go all the way in and could not get the spindle on. I'll try to post some pics soon.
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Spring being the C clip eliminator spring?
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That is correct. I was using the Yukon internal one and with it installed the axle would not push in far enough to allow the spindle to go in and even with no spring it still is pushed far out and we're afraid it might push into the carrier or the locrite locker too hard
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There is not enough space in the yoke to use an internal spring, you have to use an external one.

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http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...external.shtml
(do not weld on your shaft like was shown there, hose clamps around the boot works fine)
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I'll do the external spring and see how that works.
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The kit should have came with 2 springs. The smaller of the 2 is the one you want to use.
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