SAS to HD D44? I have researched!!!! Please help.
I have used all of the search options and done TONS of research on this subject, but have been unable to find the info I am looking for so far. I have a 1998 Ranger 4x4, auto with a 4.0. I am wanting to swap the axles to solid axles because I live in Central Oregon and do a fair bit of offroading. I have access to many junkyards in the area where I can get axles for cheap, but I am not sure which ones. I know that I have decided to go with the Exploder 8.8 rear axle, but I am not sure which years I am looking for. I also currently have a Heavy Duty Dana 44 front axle out of a 1978 GMC Pathfinder van. I am not sure if this will even work, I just know I have one (and a Corporate 14-bolt FF rear axle as well, if anyone is interested). I have had mostly chevy vehicles for off roading, but I am a blue oval blooded Ford lover at heart. I recently picked up this 1998 ranger, and plan on making it into a nice off road ride, while also being a daily driver. I would greatly appreciate any help with this. Thanks in advance.