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Old 12-30-2010
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Love the clean look under the hood!! I've never heard of the chromo's in the 7.5 either. Just out of curiosity, who makes em?
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Mine are Alloy's but they are older, here's some though

4140 Chrome-Moly Axle Shaft For 1983-92 Ford Ranger And Bronco II_1
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Looks great man! Love everything...except the messy wiring laying everywhere.

Go the extra mile and clean up or hide those wires!!
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That's one of the things on my to do list once it warms up a little (like today!)
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I wonder how chromoly they are for $95. That's super cheap for chromoly's. But anyhow, thanks for the link man!
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Nice truck. Definitely a sweet build.
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awesome grill man, never seen anything like that before
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Alrighty, here the almost finished product with the new TCI transmission installed...









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NICEEEEE! Any plans for wheels?
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Mine are Alloy's but they are older, here's some though

4140 Chrome-Moly Axle Shaft For 1983-92 Ford Ranger And Bronco II_1
Yeah I guess Motive gears makes them to.
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I would love to put Cragars SS all the way around but for now due to budget issues (I'm broke) it's gonna have to sit on the stock rims...
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Why would you upgrade the shafts on the older 7.5, why not just upgrade to an expo rear end, 31 spline + rear discs, and more than likely a limited slip.
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I didn't pay to upgrade the rear end I was given the axles. The axle that is in there has the 4.10's and is limited slip....I will upgrade later to a narrowed 9 inch but for now the 7.5 will have to work until it breaks.
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I vote for crager Soft 8s. Cheap and look really good. Also I wouldn't worry about the rear breaking to much. I know of guys that have run em for quite a while in the mustangs and they hold up for quite a while. Just try not to do any donuts. Thats pretty hard on em.
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I didn't pay to upgrade the rear end I was given the axles. The axle that is in there has the 4.10's and is limited slip....I will upgrade later to a narrowed 9 inch but for now the 7.5 will have to work until it breaks.
The weak link with that type of horse power on the 7.5 is the carrier itself for sure. The pinion bearings and the hears just won't be able to handle it. A narrowed 9 inch will cost a ton to build with the 4.10s and a locker or LS. If you get an 8.8 from an expo or a Ranger you can get it with 4.10s and a Trac-Lok and just redo the spring perches and shock perches and be good to go. MUCH cheaper. You should be find for now but I wouldn't go crazy with it, no doughnuts, drag launches, burnouts, stuff like that.
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I still haven't broken mine yet.

I'm just waiting for the day, I want to break it before I put my 8.8 in.

I wheel hard on it too. These things are a little stronger than people give them credit for, still not fit for V8 power though.
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well so far so good, finally did a good burn out this morning and no breakage, lots and lots of smoke and some really nice dual tire marks half way down my street :)
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looking at ur 88 makes me miss my 87 so much more cuz i wanted to do the v8 swap in my 87, but i had to sell her cuz i blew the motor and i needed a car for school
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i put my 7.5 thru heck and back and its still working, but i prolly only hav 300hp at best.
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Well right now the tires don't get enough traction for me to do much launching so it probably won't be an issue for me until I get bigger tires...
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here's a thought if you can find one. how about a 9" from a lincoln Versailles it will have 3.50 limmited slip with disc brakes and the same bolt pattern as the ranger. by the way the truck looks great. love the center console. will you bee reusing the stock fender wells or are you going for somthing else. if so how about diamond plate aluminum painted black? just a thought.
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one very slick truck! and a really sharpe change over, great job and good luck
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Picked up a couple street slick tires for the rear, 27X11.5X16 now I need to find a couple 16 exploder rims...Now I might have problems with the rear end breaking!

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You have any more pics of your gauge set up Simon?
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Nice truck! Gives me inspiration to do more with my '88.
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