98 2wd rear axle swap
My dumbass brother powerslid into a curb and destroyed his entire rear axle assembly on his 98 XLT ranger.
So I went to the graveyard and looked it over. No other damage that I can see, the frame isn't bent, the mounts are all fine, the shackles appear fine, etc. It appears to just be a straight junkyard swap. I've done rear ends, but not on rangers, any particular words of advice or things to watch out for?
As I understand it, he has an open 7.5 with a ratio of 3.73, but any 7.5 or 8.8 with a 3.73 ratio from 1993 - 2008 will work as a direct swap, correct?
Thanks folks, I appreciate the advice.