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I have a question about a truck i'm buying this weekend. Its a 1984 Ranger thats already been set up for a 5.0 motor. The guy that owns it had a motor in it for 4 months with a C4 auto, and a fuel cell in the bed. I asked him what rear-end he has in the truck, he said a 7.5 with stock gears. My question is how long will this rear end with stand the 5.0? And is there any way I can strengthen the rear end to handle more until i can afford to put a 8.8 in? I know theres gears on the market, but I was just wondering if theres an aftermarket for the 7.5's?:icon_confused:
 


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That rear end will hold up fine, as long as you dont put on racing slicks and do hole shots.
 

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He's right......I got 5,000 on my truck with the stock Ranger rear end...I wouldn't do any 300+ h.p. hole shots either with the 7.5" gears....and it would probably be a lot cheaper just to buy a boneyard rear end to upgrade your truck......but if you behave, you won't need to upgrade...
 

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Well I bought the truck...:icon_thumby: Heres a link to see it. I was wondering were I should start with it? It has a fuel cell, and remote oil filter already. I plan on keeping the 7.5 rear for a while. It has a roll pan and brand new bumper. The interior was just redone. I was wondering how shift kits do in the C4's?
 

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nice purchase. As far as shift kits go for c4 trannys, you can almost anything you want.
 

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I was wondering if anyone in NC had a spare complete 302 or 351 thats running they want to sell? Everyone i have found is either blown or not complete.
 

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Try using car-part.com for a 5.0.
Dave
 

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Man thats a great site. I've already found 2 motors in reach. Thanks!!!
 

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SLP Mufflers?

I was wondering if any one has used slp mufflers on there V8 ranger anywhere on this forum? I was also wondering what size in/out I should get. I'm only looking to build a 300 bhp motor, so 2.5" sufficient? Or 3''? I'm not sure if I will put dumps or side exit tips yet, its all up to the piggy bank...Well see!
 

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I would think even 2 1/4" would work good with that output. That is a good site, used it several time with good luck.
Dave
 

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Hedman Headers?

I was wondering if anyones tried the Shorty Headers Hedman Headers make for 1982 to 1997 302 Ford Rangers? What do you think of them? There 180.00/pair...Hows that price compare to others like it on the market?

Heres a link to them...
 


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