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  1. Nax6401

    What axle is this?

    Axle tag reads A389D 4SL10 75 8c18 I this it's the F7 with 4.10 gear and the axle is a 7.5
  2. danielp3344

    Axle broke - what happened?

    So... I took my truck on a shortish (300 mile) trip yesterday, about 40 miles from home I was doing maybe 60mph on a long straight road when all of a sudden I felt a hideous death wobble and lost my front brakes (scared me pretty good). I carefully limped about a mile to a parking lot where I...
  3. Explorer rear axle swap question

    Been reading on how to do this swap on my Ranger and I think understand everything I need to do, but have one question before I buy donor axle from a junk yard. If I am planning on installing a locker, should I be looking for an open differential, LSD, or does it matter? Im thinking I want to...
  4. 94 Ranger Dana 35 axle shaft

    I'm looking for parts to rebuild my 4x4 axle shaft. I recently bought a 94 Ranger, 4.0L V6 - I have a few questions: anyone know where I can find parts for a Dana 35 front passenger axle shaft anyone know what years of other Fords (Explorers/Broncos) use a Dana 35 I'm in Canada; I'm 17, I'll...
  5. RamblerRyGuy

    Axle Gearing Decision Guide

    There are a few charts out there showing the RPM’s that you run with certain axle gears with certain tires at a given speed. I used one of these such charts from one of the posts I stumbled across on this website a long while back. Sorry, I don’t remember where I found it on here. I got tired...
  6. '93 Drop Beams

    Looking to lower the Green Meanie. Have the shackles flipped on the rear for now to level things up. Want to eventually do a drop beam/drop spring combo with an axle flip/frame notch. Won't have much of a budget so used parts is an option.
  7. 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!
  8. 7.5 to 8.8 swap brake reuse?

    Hey guys, Does anyone know whether the 10" drum brakes from the old (2002) 7.5" axle can be reused on an 8.8 31-spline axle out of an FX4 Level-II? My drum brakes are in good shape and if I didn't have to bleed the brakes it seems like the job would be significantly easier... I heard the 8.8"...
  9. jeep Dana 44 rear

    Hey im going to be putting a Dana 44 from a jeep grand cherokee into my 97 ranger. This will be my first time doing an axle swap so im looking for some answers. The jeep axle comes with coil spring perches so im going to have to take those out and weld some leaf spring perches on there. thats no...
  10. 2001 Ranger 4x4 axle, suspension upgrade ???'s

    I hope this is the correct category for this post. If not, my apologies. I have a 2001 4x4 with 4.10 gears. I'm installing a fiberglass kit to widen the front and rear fenders by 4". It also has larger wheel openings that will allow me to install 35" tires with stock suspension. I'm also...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Gear ratio help

    I have a 98 ranger, with a V6 4.0L. I recently upgraded to 33s from the stock 215s, and the acceleration / MPG is horrible. I mostly drive side streets, and was planning on upgrading to a 4.56 gear ratio from the 3.55 stock ratio. I was wandering how to do this, and what to buy. I do not want to...
  15. 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...
  16. kurama49

    whining noise when wheel unloads.

    Hey guys, i just recently bought a 06 FX4 and lately its been making this funny noise.. If either of the wheels are unloaded, i hear a whining noise from the rear axle, and if i back up theres a slight pop noise? other than that the truck hums along fine, theres no jolting or such, only when...
  17. 2009 Ranger R8 Axle Door Code Clarification

    Hello, new to the forums here, signed up to maybe provide some info on something. From the research I have done, an R8 axle code on the door sticker indicates a gear ratio of 4.56. However, there are a few places that state the R8 simply means its a 4.10 with a Torsen LSD. Many people I have...
  18. 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...
  19. Axle and gear swap

    Hey guys so My buddy has a 2wd 2000 ranger supercab with 2.5 and 5spd with 4.10 and stock tires and he has a really bad rear end noise. Narrowed it down to bearings but the cost to have the bearings done isnt something he can afford. So we are looking at rear axle assemblies to swap in because...
  20. Dana 44 and 9 Inch rear in 89 Bronco 2

    I have an 89 Bronco 2 that i just bought a dana 44 axle out of an 87 or 88 f250 for $25 and I was wondering if this would work in the swap. I am am going to buy a ford 9 inch rear axle also. I was wondering how hard is this swap? Has anybody done it and what problems have you ran into? Im just...


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