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Gears and locker for 7.5

OK, I want 4.56s and a Powertrax lock-right for my 7.5" axle. Im not looking to hear about why I should get an 8.8" first. Im already considering that over the 7.5 I already have, just trying to educate myself. Now to the question:

I saw that the powetrax was only for 4.10 and down? is it possible to get the lock-right for the 7.5 with 4.56s?

Now dont freak out you guys, Im goin to the local jy tomorrow hopefully, thursday definitely to get an exploder axle with discs hopefully. But if one cant be had in my area I will proceed with building up the 7.5" Thanks for any responses.
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if they dont have an expo axle. still try to grab another ranger 8.8... just cause its better than the 7.5 and you could maybe find one with 4.10s if your lucky
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if they dont have an expo axle. still try to grab another ranger 8.8... just cause its better than the 7.5 and you could maybe find one with 4.10s if your lucky

I dont want to spend the money on an axle with drums, but the 4.10s would be comin out anyways. We have three different decent jy's in town and supposedly the biggest in the southeast bout 45 min away so hopefully I can find one shortly.
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4.56 gears, a locker a 33s is going to put a lot of strain on the axle, might as well start with an 8.8, even if you can only find a 28 spline from a Ranger. At least it will be bolt-in.

The 31 spline from an Explorer or Sport Trac will be a little stronger, provide more options for lockers, and come with disc brakes after 1995, but will require a little bit of welding for spring perches and shock mounts. You can also get an Aussie locker for the 31 spline 8.8 which is normally a bit cheaper than powertrax/lock-right.

Personally, I just wouldn't want to spend the money for new gears, install kit, a new locker, and labor for a 7.5 axle.
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4.56 gears, a locker a 33s is going to put a lot of strain on the axle, might as well start with an 8.8, even if you can only find a 28 spline from a Ranger. At least it will be bolt-in.

The 31 spline from an Explorer or Sport Trac will be a little stronger, provide more options for lockers, and come with disc brakes after 1995, but will require a little bit of welding for spring perches and shock mounts. You can also get an Aussie locker for the 31 spline 8.8 which is normally a bit cheaper than powertrax/lock-right.

Personally, I just wouldn't want to spend the money for new gears, install kit, a new locker, and labor for a 7.5 axle.
Well, I forgot about Sport-Trac sxles... But I can and do weld so sounds like Ill be goin for the exploder or Sport-Trac hopefully this week.
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