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Does a 88 ranger axel easily swap into a 96ranger?


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I am at the junk yard and found a F7 axel off a 1988 ford ranger and I was wondering if it is an easy swap into a 1996 ranger XLT 2wd with a 2.3 L4
 


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F7 should be a 7.5 L/S 4.10 gear.

If the yoke is the same... it should bolt right up.
 

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'88 rear axle assy is 2 inches narrower than your '96 axle - one inch on either side. Spring perches are the same, shock mounts are the same. Driveshaft U joint may have to be changed to mate to '88 diff flange. Not a big deal.
 

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If you can’t use it I’d love to have it. Let me know where you are if you don’t want it. Thanks!
 

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I'll let you know if it doesn't fit but I live in Utah so if you are anywhere in the sounding states I might be willing to meet half way
 

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'88 rear axle assy is 2 inches narrower than your '96 axle - one inch on either side. Spring perches are the same, shock mounts are the same. Driveshaft U joint may have to be changed to mate to '88 diff flange. Not a big deal.
This.
 

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I'll let you know if it doesn't fit but I live in Utah so if you are anywhere in the sounding states I might be willing to meet half way
Thanks but I’m in Missouri so that would be quite a trip.
 


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