I got curious about my rear axle today. Since I had the "4x4 Off Road" sticker, I thought that's what I'd have. I have the charcoal gray painted bumper and 235/70R16 wheels...but I have an axle code of 86 on my door...saying it is a 7.5" open diff with 3.73 ratio. Edmunds says that the "Off Road" package should have had a 4.10 ratio.
Here is my diff tag:
By knowing the axle code off my door, I can see where the tag shows for 3.73 and 7.5 on the lower left.
Looking at the example at the ranger station:
Ford Ranger Axles - The Ranger Station
It doesn't look like my tag follows that example.
I'm more curious than anything.
I've sent off for the build sheet. I should get that shortly.
I know I'm at least the third owner on this truck.
Mine: '98 Ranger XLT 3.0L SuperCab w/ manual 4x4 "Off Road" 193k miles
Wife: '07 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 3.0L 128k miles
My 3.0 puts out 150HP...hers puts 220HP...something is wrong here!
Future Restoration: '77 Chevy 2WD K5 Blazer