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Gears for Dana 35 and Ford 8.8

bonedoc

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Hello there,

Just recently picked up a 1993 Ford ranger 4x4 STX Supercab with 4.0L and a 5 spd. The problem is that it has a 4" lift and 31" tires and both axles are open diff and 3.27 gears.
That being said I have plenty of room to fit 33s and want to regear and rebuild my axles. I was planning on 4.56 gears and wanted to know if anyone has run that ratio with 33s and if my stock 3.27 carriers would work with that ratio. I know I need a notched center pin n the rear axle but wasn't sure if it needed different carriers all together. I have a Jeep JK and on those if you want to regear, 3.37 and lower(numerically higher), and you have factory 3.27 ratios you will need new carriers.

Thanks
 


Stangman92

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There are no carrier breaks with our ford axles, not like Jeep axles. So you can install 4.56 gears with no issues.
 

scotts90ranger

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don't buy a notched cross pin, I wasted $30 on one and didn't put it in because of how it looked... just grind the tip of the tooth that gets in the way of removing the cross pin, I did it on my 5.13's and it worked fine, I doubt the notched pin would have stood up to the abuse it took to twist my housing...
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Helps tremendously.
 

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