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  1. FordManNeverBoredMan

    Hi my name is Steve and I'm addicted to fixing up neglected Fords

    Im building kind of a sleeper little DD Ranger. I buy older and low and eventually sell high but for now its just a fun little run around truck. I have quite a bit of experience in the DIY vehicle customization scene, buying and flipping, im very mechanically inclined- especially thanks to...
  2. Torsen 8.8 4.10, pinion nut walked off...

    Hey guys and gals! First, thanks to everyone for posting so much valuable information. I'm working on a buddy's truck (a cherry 2003 FX4 LII with 102k, manual gearbox + stick transfer case selector) and I've gleaned some pretty valuable information here. Awesome forum! Anyways, he called and...
  3. R8 Axle code on 2008?

    Does anyone know whether an R8 axle code from a 2008 Ranger is for sure 31-spline? There is one for sale on ebay but I don't want to pay for shipping if it's a regular 28-spline 8.8". Thanks everyone!
  4. New here, 1999 xlt 2wd manual want to swap 5.0 HELP!

    Hello everyone, thanks for having me and thanks in advance for you help. Got the 2.5L 1999 xlt reg cab 2wd manual and want to do the 5.0 swap. Searching for the best donor vehicle. Do i stick with a 98+ and deal with PATS or earlier model and deal with fuel system differences? Also i want to...
  5. 8.8 pinion bearing fit question

    Hi everyone. I'm currently rebuilding my rear axle and was checking the pinion bearing fit. The lower one needs to be pressed in, that was clear to me, but what about the upper one? When I handfit the bearing, it doesn't slide down on the seat. It seems that it'll have to be pressed in too. Not...
  6. Easiest possible axle swap?

    Hey all, I'm interested in an axle swap, like many, for better gears and a limited-slip. I have a 96 2wd ranger with the 2.3. My stock 7.5 axle has the 3.73 gears. I've been looking into the common Explorer swaps. However, I am not a welder at all. I don't even know a good welder. Nor am I much...
  7. Replacement Rear

    So I'm doing a rear swap after mine decided to take a crap and leave everything in shreds. I can get a rear from the yard for $90 but I wanted to make sure on a couple things before I pick one up. I have a 99 ranger with a R7 rear in it. Two questions: 1. R7 is a 8.8, 4.10 rear with the...
  8. Ford Ranger FX4 Axle

    So my current 8.8 axle is having symptoms of differential bearings going bad. It makes a bunch of noise and I have to give my truck more gas to keep it moving... Anyways, I am going to swap in another axle because rebuilding the current differential is extremely expensive. I have looked into...
  9. Ford 7.5" to 8.8" swap

    Hey, so I think I know my answer to this, but I got a Ford 8.8" axle out of a 01 ranger 4x4. I wanted to swap it into a 1997 ford ranger 2wd. Is there any kind of modifications I need to do to the 8.8 or should it just bolt straight in? I'm pretty sure it should bolt in but I understand the 4x4...
  10. nesralyrrej

    sn 95 mustang axle swap

    has anyone ever done this? im going to swap it to disk breaks and bigger fronts because im going to dump alot of power into it so i figure a mustang axle is a good choice, any insight would be great!
  11. changing 8.8 open diff to posi

    What's up guys. My '95 XLT Super has an open diff 8.8 and I'm considering completely redoing the drivetrain. Engine is either going to be a 302 or a 351 with gt40 heads. What I'm trying to figure out is if it would be easier to swap internals in the diff or if I should just go find an explorer...
  12. Dprocks100

    8.8 limited slip 3.73

    8.8 limited slip 3.73 price So I found a deal on a 8.8 limited slip 3.73 axle off of a 4wd 1994 ranger (the door code is R6) that the engine went out and he is now parting out. I have a 1991 2wd 2.3L ranger with an open 3.08 7.5 (door code 82). I know it will bolt right up to my truck and that...
  13. eclipseguy

    8.8 and drive shaft issue

    I have a 1986 ford ranger super cab with the 2.9 manual. It has a 4" spring lift and a 2" body lift. I am running 33's. A couple weeks ago I broke my 2 piece driveshaft just behind the carrier barring. So I wanted to swap to the one piece drive shaft. I got a one piece shaft the yard said...
  14. Rangurr

    Explorer Axle (8.8) -> 01 Ranger

    I can't stand having an open diff in my '01 Ranger! I'm looking for the best easy/cheap way to hook up my truck. Right now it's sitting on tiny 28" tires with a stock 7.5 with 3.73s and the open diff. It gets me around but, having an underpowered 4-banger, I don't really want to push the 33"s...
  15. William Spitzer

    FX4 Level 2 Axle Swap

    I just wanted to make sure before I spend the money, but i've found an FX4 Level 2 in the junkyard 04ish with 87k miles, It's geared 4:10. I just want to know if theres any major problems i will have with bolting it in my truck (94 4x2 5 speed I have a 7.5 geared 3:73 open now)I assume the...
  16. What should I do as far as getting a locker?

    I've got n expo 8.8 with l/s sitting on my porch thats gonna be going under my edge 4.0 when she gets overhauled but I've got some q's first. I'm trying to build a luxury runner but I'm keeping it mid travel or else I'd be doing a full width 9" so I wanna know what you think might be best to do...
  17. Broken rear axle

    Help needed: Hi, just towed home yesterday my 170K miles, '93 ranger 4.0 4x2 w/limited slip rear axle because when I was turning left going up a hilly street, I throttled it and then there was a clunking sound and then the axle disengaged. The drive shaft spins when in gear but the truck...
  18. Edgefevah

    Double checking

    Hey guys/gals. I went ahead and read the tech library posting about swapping a 7.5 for a 8.8. But just to make doubly sure I am understanding right. Will a 8.8 from a 2007 ford ranger FX4 fit in my 2002 Ford ranger edge? I have a auto,3.0L,2wd. From what I understand from the article is that...
  19. 4.10 to 4.56 l/s

    Alright guys so just like my last thread, I've done my research but I like some reassurance to make sure what I think is correct. I have a 2004 ranger Edge v6 3.0. Axle code is 97 (8.8 open, 4.10 gears). I just put 31.6" tires on so I want to put 4.56 gears in to try to get back to normal...
  20. 89 ranger rear brake bleed problem

    i just recently did an explorer 8.8 swap on my 89 ranger and now i can get fluid to the wheel cylinder does anyone know whats wrong and how to fix it. thanks


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