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9" rear from 1st gen bronco on ranger?


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with 1st gen broncos and 1st gen rangers being relatively almost the same width, would a 9" from a 1st gen bronco bolt onto a 1st gen ranger with little to no modifications? what about a 9" from a mustang?
 


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the EB 9" is slightly wider than the 1st gen rangers, but it is marginal and will fit, as far as direct bolt in swap, I think the shock mounts are in a different location, and the perches are slightly different widths, but it should line up with the leaf springs without mods
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Also the bolt pattern is different.
 

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and you really wouldnt gain much.other than the cool factor of having a 9 inch.unless your going to sink some cash in to it.

still going to have 28 spline shafts......
 

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I owned a 74 ford maverick that had a 9inch rear end with 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern (the factory rims bolted onto a 7.5 and 8.8 rear end). Later sold it to my bro in law and he put it in a demo for me. Think it had spring under leaves though....that's just something to look into....
 

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I owned a 74 ford maverick that had a 9inch rear end with 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern (the factory rims bolted onto a 7.5 and 8.8 rear end). Later sold it to my bro in law and he put it in a demo for me. Think it had spring under leaves though....that's just something to look into....
If you had a Mavrick with a 9" under it, it sure was not stock, sorry. Them things were lucky to have 140 hp. I did pull a 9" 31 spline rear out of a Pinto, narrowed but the PO had put a built 351/C-4 in it.
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They did make them with v-8 engines. It was all stock came from my aunt who got it from an old lady who kept it in her garage for years before selling it ( my aunt blew up the original enigine and tranny).

But as far as a nine inch rear end, it had it.
 

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They did make them with v-8 engines. It was all stock came from my aunt who got it from an old lady who kept it in her garage for years before selling it ( my aunt blew up the original enigine and tranny).

But as far as a nine inch rear end, it had it.
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Mavericks never received a 9" from the factory, even with a V8. They did however, receive an 8", which to the untrained eye can be easily mistaken for a 9".

To the original poster, the 9" from a early Bronco will not bolt in without moving spring and shock mounts. Most likely you would also have to do some modifications to make you're e-brake work. And your driveshaft won't bolt up. While none of this is really that big of a deal, it's not worth it for that style of 9". It had the weakest housing, 28 spline axles and small bearings. You'd be further ahead to drop a drum brake Explorer 8.8 in it.
 
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Thanks guys, i think i'll go with the 8.8. The reason to asking the original question was i saw alot of 1st gen broncos going down the road and they look really close in width as the rangers. but it will be an 8.8 when i do my conversion from the 7.5
 


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