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Found A 8.8!!!!!!

ok i found me a 8.8 on ebay the guy said he will hold it for me because i told him i needed to ask what all i needed before i went and bought it

ok well this is what im buying

The item you are buying is a new take out 8.8 housing and 31 splline axles for a Ford Ranger. Fits 1999 to 2007 Ford Ranger pickups. Axles are 31 spline large bearing journal. The housing has same bolt pattr on ends for brakes as Ford Explorers. The axles have a 4 5 lug bolt circle Housing measures 53 wide also known as the W.M.S. (wheel mounting surface). Dimension axle to axle is about 58 1/8 wide

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ya thats the picture of it



=== WHAT I GOT ===
i already have 4:10 gears and a master install kit for a 8.8


=== What i dont know ===
Will my drum brakes from my 2000 ford ranger 2wd fit this 8.8???
What U-Bolts and ect... do i need to make this work??


I cant remeber have the questions i wanted to ask about what i needed so yall just do the rest and let me know!!!!!!!!



EVERYONE GIVE ME THE LIST OF EVERY LITTLE TINY THING I WILL NEED BEFORE I BUY THIS JOKER AND TAKE IT TO THE MECHANIC SHOP AND SAY LOADER UP WITH THE GOOD STUFF!!
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I beleive your brakes will work, may want to check with someone like John first though...not sure if there is a different backing plate.

You will need outer bearings and seals, MAKE sure you get ones for an Explorer or F150 8.8. They are the larger ones.

As for U bolts, look up a spring and axle shop nearby and they can custom make some for about 5 bucks each. Measure the diameter of the tube, then the height you need by adding that to the leaf pack mount, plus the thickness of the pack....then a little more for good luck. Some shops already know the diameter of tubes, my local shop knew it off the top of his head!
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could someone give me a exact list of all that i need or is that axle going to be to much trouble and money?
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Ok...you need these parts...that axle housing (if from a FX4/Level II whatever Ranger with 31 splines is the best and easiest to install, you lucked out!) is your best bet, so if you feel work is too hard for htis, pass it onto someone else.....I'm sure someone on here would take it.

1. outer bearings....any parts store
2 Outer seals.....any parts store
3. New U bolts....go look up spring and axle in the yellow pages, call and ask.
3 Check to see if the brakes fit, if not backing plate...ask people on here. If you need the plate, JY is best, but any parts store can get them.
4 Do you have a carrier? If not, you need one. Check Ebay. TONS of 8.8 31 spline carriers on there. Example... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...spagenameZWD1V
OR, use this as a chance to put ANY locker you want, just has to be 8.8 with 31 splines.....get creative!

ALL of these parts will come from an Explorer, just tell the parts counter 1996 Explorer. Choose whatever options you would want, it does not matter for axle parts.
Do you want someone to come and do the install too?

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How much you paying? Over a 100? I would get one from a JY I saw two complete ones with everything, Look for a UPULL and SAVE JY's. I alreday have one and made my mistake.
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i have a firned who owns a shop
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ya its like almost 200$ yall think i shoudl wait till i find a almost complete one? but i wana find one thats a 8.8 from a ford ranger so i can bolt up to my truck make the entire process a little easier my friend owns a drivetrain shop called clutch products
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ya its like almost 200$ yall think i shoudl wait till i find a almost complete one? but i wana find one thats a 8.8 from a ford ranger so i can bolt up to my truck make the entire process a little easier my friend owns a drivetrain shop called clutch products
Is this a Ranger housing, or Ex housing? If it is a Ranger housing with shafts, go for it. Hrad to find. If it is an Ex housing for $200, no, much easier to find with all parts.

Judging from the pic, it is from a Ranger b/c of the spring mounts on the top of the axle. Only question is are the axle shafts 31 spline? I
t's hard enough to find a good 31 spline Ranger housing, so like I said, if you don't want it, buy it then sell it!
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^^ Yep I would love to come across one!

But judging from the pics it dont look like a new takeout like the seller said!
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Those axle shafts could just be from an explorer 8.8 which is actually wider than a ranger 8.8 making them too long to go in that housing. They either have to be from an fx4 II ranger or custom to fit a ranger housing.
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You already got the 4:10's? Dang that was quick!
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ya they came in like yesterday morning i was just on a trip

but besides the fact ya the splines are for a ford ranger ill ask the guy on ebay a little more before i have it shipped away =) away as in my front door steps

then ill just take it the gears and about 500$ to my buddy jessie and clutch products and have it loaded with a good locker and all the necessaries and have it mounted up

OO it is a ranger housing because i mean ive never seen a explorer with shock mounts in those positions
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oooo hears a picture of my ranger about when i first got it
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i took that ugly silver trim off the fenders
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this is something i just ordered last night because regardless of what i end up buying its gonna be a dang 8.8 so now i got a nice ole rock crawler steel tubes/powder coated
yay steel!!! even better it will save me from buying a new axle ha
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i found another company on ebay that has a bulk of rebuilt rear ends.. that basicaly could cover any ranger year model 99-06 they only charge 400$ thats freight charges and everything all the axles come with 4:10's some are locked i was just letting everyone know because it sounds like a sweet deal and ill be ordering myself one MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!




# Model Year Description
RANGER 99-00 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio
RANGER 01-02 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, tag
S330A
8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, tag
S330E
8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, tag
S333S
8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, tag
S333W
RANGER 02 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, tag
V3330B
RANGER 03 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, exc
FX4; tag V330 ser
8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, exc
FX4; tag V333 ser
RANGER 03-06 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, FX4
(lckng), w/o Lvl II

RANGER 04-06 8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio, exc FX4
MAZPIS 98-03 B-3000,8.8" ring gear, 10" br (4X4), 4.10
ratio
B-4000,(8.8" ring gear), 10" br (4X4),
4.10 ratio
MAZPIS 04-05 B-4000,(8.8" ring gear), (10" br, 4X4),
4.10 ratio
MAZPIS 04-06 B-3000,8.8" ring gear, 10" br, 4.10 ratio
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