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Icon2 Found some 4.10 L/S axles!! Is it a good deal?

I've been to 6 different junkyards in the past 2 weeks looking for 4.10 L/S. And I finally found a set of 4.10 axles with the L/S. At first they told me $650 for just the the main part of the front axle, no CV shafts and the Rear axle. I got him to come down to $450 plus tax. The truck has 145,000 miles on it. Is this a good deal? They looked in good shape on the outside. There still on the truck and the wheels were still on them. This is the only damage to the truck:
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Another question could I use my CV shafts on this axle?
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Sounds like a ripoff if you ask me. Especially around there, not only is everything worn out but it is probably rusty as hell under there.
I sold my front diff with 4.10 gears and 30k miles to Shane for $150 or something like that.
I wouldn't pay much for a 145k mile rear axle either.

You can use the CV joints from that though as long as it also has auto hubs.
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Its really hard to come by 4.10 L/S axles around here. I found 1 other set and they priced me $450 just for the rear and it wasn't L/S. The underneath of the truck was suprisingly clean. I took the gas tank skid off it, and it looked like new. the Drive Shaft was a little rusty but everything else looked pretty clean. I'm going to see if he'll take $450 out the door. I don't have auto hubs I have manual, does that make a difference? When you said I could use the CV shafts on that were you pertaining to my truck? Also Could I use the same spindles, Front/rear drive shafts and brakes and what not from my truck for these?
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What I meant about the hubs was the hub/bearing unit itself, not the actual end hub. As long as it is not a late model 2000 with live axles, the CVs will work.

Everything on that truck is the same. Knuckles, ball joints, control arms, tie rod ends, steering rack. It's the same truck.

The 98-00 trucks didn't have a lot of 4.10 axles, you are right. But they are MUCH more common on the 01 and newer 4x4 trucks I think. It is still the same axle.

I don't know, the axles could be fine, it just seems like a ton of money for them. My 98 ranger had 145k miles and the axles were fine, but I wouldn't have tried to sell them for that much either. You should be able to make a few bucks selling the axles off your truck afterward, but probably not a lot.
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Ya, I'm just thinking I bought mine with 145,000 miles on my axles and no complaints. So there shouldn't be any difference in buying these, unless if they were abused by some teenager. I would really like to check carfax on it just to see if it had any problems with the axles. But it is a 2000 built in march of 2000, So the CVs will work? I'm hoping to get $200 out of mine so that will bring it down to $250 which isn't bad at all. Thanks for the help/info Brian. anybody else?
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clayton, is that truck a 4L or a 3L? power options?

u should also look into getting mirrors off that truck, would make your truck look a lot better withouth the flag style mirrors. just my opinion though.
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clayton, is that truck a 4L or a 3L? power options?

u should also look into getting mirrors off that truck, would make your truck look a lot better withouth the flag style mirrors. just my opinion though.
Its got power options. I don't know what engine it has I didn't look. Do I need to know? I thought about it but I like my flag style mirrors.
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no i was askign because i would like to add power options to mine and was gonna see what engine it had because that mattters lol. i cant find a harness around here 4 mine.
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make sure its an 8.8 in the back. I've seen some 7.5 in those year 4wd...weird i know, but double check.
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i have the 7.5 in mine, i think a lot of them came with it in the 98-2000.
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Looks like it took some front end damage, who knows what shape the CV's are in. As well, and accident like that would put alot of stress on the front diff.

If it was me, 450 sounds like I am getting bent over. Why not look for an 01+ if you want 4.10's? You should still be able to use the fornt diff as long as you retain your front CV's
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Looks like it took some front end damage, who knows what shape the CV's are in. As well, and accident like that would put alot of stress on the front diff.

If it was me, 450 sounds like I am getting bent over. Why not look for an 01+ if you want 4.10's? You should still be able to use the fornt diff as long as you retain your front CV's
they have an 01 with 4.10s in it but it not L/S, which I really want. $450 does seem a little high I was really hoping to get $400 for them, but they know that 4.10 L/S is hard to come by so they think they have a jewel.

Is the front axle on a 4.10 open diff the same as a front axle L/S cause I could always get the 4.10 L/S rear out of the red 2000 and get the 4.10 open front out of the 01 Can I do that? So that front end damage could have put stress on the gears?
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make sure its an 8.8 in the back. I've seen some 7.5 in those year 4wd...weird i know, but double check.
The axle code is R7, which is 8.8 4.10 L/S right?
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Is the front axle on a 4.10 open diff the same as a front axle L/S cause I could always get the 4.10 L/S rear out of the red 2000 and get the 4.10 open front out of the 01 Can I do that? So that front end damage could have put stress on the gears?
There is no option for a L/S front D35.

The 01 model has a live axle setup in the front axle also, so I think you would lose your maual hubs.

Other than that, as long as it's the same gear ratio It will work.
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There is no option for a L/S front D35.

The 01 model has a live axle setup in the front axle also...

What?
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I want to make sure I got this right, it was made in march of 2000 and its a 2000 ford ranger so would it have live axles?

And if I get a live axle whats the difference b/w what I have and a live axle? would I just use the hubs from the truck i get the live axle from.

Thanks for all the help guys. I just want to make sure I make the right choice.
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The axle code is R7, which is 8.8 4.10 L/S right?
Yes, this is correct.
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wait, 450 for both front and rear correct? not too horribly bad...
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wait, 450 for both front and rear correct? not too horribly bad...
Ya, I'm going to most likely pick these up but I just want to make sure I got all my questions answered
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I paid like $120 for my 8.8 4.10 L/S and the rear end had been rebuild with new clutch pads. I guess $450 is not a terrible price. I know the junkyards here have complete axles go for $90 a peice.
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^^^ are those axles 4.10 L/S
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I paid like $120 for my 8.8 4.10 L/S and the rear end had been rebuild with new clutch pads. I guess $450 is not a terrible price. I know the junkyards here have complete axles go for $90 a peice.
lucky bastard! for a 95+ expo rear i got quotes from 250-600. the junkyards in my town suck
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I want to make sure I got this right, it was made in march of 2000 and its a 2000 ford ranger so would it have live axles?

And if I get a live axle whats the difference b/w what I have and a live axle? would I just use the hubs from the truck i get the live axle from.

Thanks for all the help guys. I just want to make sure I make the right choice.
You cant just use your existing hubs on a live axel. I am pretty sure the outer CV's are different to accept a Vacuum hub. Why not keep your CV's now and just use the new pumpkin? This way you arent going to have to get neew wheel bearings.

EARLY 2000 Rangers still had the pulse vacuum hubs. 2000.5 and up converted to like axels.
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You cant just use your existing hubs on a live axel. I am pretty sure the outer CV's are different to accept a Vacuum hub. Why not keep your CV's now and just use the new pumpkin? This way you arent going to have to get neew wheel bearings.

EARLY 2000 Rangers still had the pulse vacuum hubs. 2000.5 and up converted to like axels.
Thats what I was trying to figure out, If I could use my CVs or not. Alright I'm glad I can. I thought this was a 2000.5 because of it being made in the year of the ranger. Thanks man
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Are pinion seal leaks common on 4.10 L/S axles? I read somewhere there prone to leak.
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