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Buy 2000 B 4000 4x4 with a rotted axle tube?


Andy D

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I never heard of such a thing but it is rotted bad just out board of the U- bolt. No clue as to rear end. Say the 3.27 in the Rat's 8.8 is the right gears would the entire rear end be a direct bolt in? TIA
 


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I never heard of such a thing but it is rotted bad just out board of the U- bolt. No clue as to rear end. Say the 3.27 in the Rat's 8.8 is the right gears would the entire rear end be a direct bolt in? TIA
If the axle tube is rotted (which...i have never, ever seen before) chances are the frame, hangers, etc are too.

I dont know what the "rat" is but if the gears are right (probably lower the 3.27 if its a 4x4) and the width is correct and its an 8.8 go for it.

But even at a junkyard 8.8s arnt exactly expensive.
 

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Ooops The Rat is my '94 ranger 125" wb 4.0 5spd 4x4 3.27 diffs . The truck is a total mess and has been off road for 3 yrs. I use it around the yard to move stuff. I really like the this yr and model ranger, I just want one in waaaay better condition. The Mazda B4000 looks to be closer than what I've seen recently
 


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