Originally Posted by vista4.0
There should be a tag on the rear end that specify the gear ratio. The bearing size has nothing to do with gear ratio. The fact that you had to buy 7.5 bearings means nothing either since 7.5s and 8.8s share the same axle bearings and seals.
If you do confirm you have 4.10 gear ration in the rear you would need 4.10s in the front also. These need to match.
the axle tag was rotten rusted to ****. just broke apart and couldnt read it. you did answer my question . thank you very much :)
oh and the parts store sold me the 8.8 31 spline axle shaft bearings. those were larger than the 28 spline axle shaft bearings. dont no why they sold them to me if they dont fit a ranger. so went back and got the right ones
thank you for your help