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is it possible to put a straight axle from a newer dodge under a ranger or not? I noticed that they have a drivers side diff, but ive never seen anyone use one .
 


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with enough custom fab work anything is possible
 

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Dodge front axles run CAD's, not a desired axle, its weak and troublesome
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I have one I got for free, and thought about a million different ways I could put it under a ranger, but in all reality, the work you'd have to do to it, wouldn't make it worthwhile. They've got really tall and thin inner C's, weak balljoints, CAD, which means hubless, and IIRC, they're unit bearing as well. I had thought about retubing with older dodge stuff, which would get rid of the weak C's, CAD, and unit bearings, and leave you with a "decent" axle that would still be lacking locking hubs. But in the long run, a ford axle isn't looking all that expensive afterall.
 

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If you could get it cheap enough, then you could buy a set of regular Dana 60 inner c's and put them on that housing. or find a dodge front for super cheap and a chevy front for cheap, rob inner C's out on the chevy and put on the dodge. Boom, driverside dana 60 with good kingpin outers.
 

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If you could get it cheap enough, then you could buy a set of regular Dana 60 inner c's and put them on that housing. or find a dodge front for super cheap and a chevy front for cheap, rob inner C's out on the chevy and put on the dodge. Boom, driverside dana 60 with good kingpin outers.
Why do all of that when you can take a chevy 60 pull the tubes and swap em. That'll give you driver drop, but you still have low pinion, but benefit from kingpins...
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The AAM9.25 (2003+) does not have CAD.
 

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I've got one from a '94 2500 I'm in the process of stuffing under my Ranger. There is a kit to do away with the CAD vaccuum, it's cable operated from the cab (But I guess still considered CAD). The reasons I'm using it is because I got it for dirt cheap, it has the pumpkin on the driver's side, and the bolt pattern I wanted. (and I'm only going to be running the equivalent of 31-32's).

If you plan on pounding on it, I would definitely try to find a kingpin axle.
 

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i had a ramcharger with the cad (central axle disconnect) so the cad side of the axle has a 2 piece shaft and a cast sliding tube to connect them.........
i learned that cad also means NON trail rated P.O.S !!!!!!!!! if anyone uses a cad axle beware its WEAK ! and the cad side will grenade if you get wheel hop or run a locker or spool !!!! big tires just accelerate the destruction ! id much rather get somthing with 1 piece shafts and no cad crap ....... my 2 cents and change ......
 

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