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4.56 Gears

Hey y'all, I have a new set of Motive Gear 4.56s in the mail right now and thought I'd ask, a stock 7.5" trac lok carrier will fit 4.56 gears right? Right now I have 3.73 open, but I plan on buying a rebuilt/new track lok to go along with the new gears and wanted to make sure that you don't have to use a different carrier once you reach a certain gear range?(Odd question, but there are a couple rear ends that are like that) Any input would be helpful, thanks.
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well if the gears you bought said 7.5" on it then your fine..ive never heard of anybody puttin 4.56s in that rear..i know 8.8s

so i dont know what to tell you..you should of bout the ones that are for 7.5s if you did then your good to go..if not you might have a lil problem..

what size tires you running..or why are you upgradeing

are you a 4x4?
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They are for a 7.5 rear end, I just wasn't sure if you needed a different carrier but after checking out one of my buddys olod trucks(a 95 3.0 4x4 ext cab auto) it came with 4.56 from the factory, so now I'm pretty sure there is only one size carrier for the 7.5. My truck is 2wd, I am just piling up parts right now(I'm deployed in Iraq), but the next two purchases(after an lsd) are a Fabtech 5.5 lift kit and some 31 or 32 inch tires, and I am only sorta satisfied with the way the truck accelerates right now with 3.73s and the stock tires.
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iight sounds like your fine..i think..


stock with 4.56s intresting ive never heard of that before..
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4.56 stock are you sure?
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4.56 stock are you sure?
x2, I've never heard of that!

3.55 and 3.73 are very common, esp for those years
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Yeah i dont think ford ever put 4.56 gears in the ranger. Only thing i've ever heard of is the f-450 +
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My 2000 3.0 flex fuel 2wd has 4.56 gears from the factory.
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My 2000 3.0 flex fuel 2wd has 4.56 gears from the factory.
whats the axle tag? that will tell you what came in it factory.

I don't htink in 2000 that was an option.
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yea are sure they are not 4.10s?
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4.10s was the highest gear ford had in the rangers..i read that in the owners manual..
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4.56 was offered in a select few models from the factory.
there very rare and in 8.8 axles only
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yes there are some who have 4.56's in the axle from the factory. It is rare and definetly possible.
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hmmm intresting..
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