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Have 4.10 and wish to add L/S

Where can i find the parts new. Is it the same as a mustang???

OE or After Market or Performance.

Im Tired of only spinning 1 wheel Please HELP
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Its way cheaper to go and find a rear axle with L/S
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Yeah i was just on summit and realized that new is gonna be a bit expensive..

So used axle would i be able to keep my current axle and just transfer the L/S Parts over to my axle
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Do you have a 7.5 or an 8.8?
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Hmm... Try and find an Explorer axle with 4.10's and L/S and disks.
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How do you swap it to add disk brakes?
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I think there's a kit you can buy for the 8.8's to convert to disks but you're just better off getting an explorer axle that already has them and just cleaning it up and swapping it in.
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What about ebrake cable does the one i have work
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I think. Im not 100% sure though. There may be a write up on how to swap in an explorer axle.
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Alright so if i dont decide to swap the whole axle will i be able to take out the L/S and add it to mine
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If it has the same spline as your axle which is most likely a 28 spline.
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Do you know how to set up a ring and pinion? Measure backlash, pinion depth, etc? If not then it won't be a good idea for you to swap the L/S carrier into your existing axle.
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I work with people who know how to set them up.

How do i know if the ranger/exploder i get it from has 8.8, 4.10, 28 spline
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Does it actually say what it has or is it coded
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Coded. You know where the axle tag is? Do you know what to look for?
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It'll be like 4L10 88 and that will mean 4.10 LS in a 8.8. 373 75 would mean 3.73s in a 7.5. Its pretty easy to decode.
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Its normally bolted to it am i correct.

Not sure what code to look for
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Late post but i gotcha
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Trent posted what codes to look for. And yes, you are correct. It's held on by one of the diff cover bolts. It's just a little metal tag. Can't miss it. And if that's not there then you can check the door sticker. Those aren't always reliable though.
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Here you go, I knew I had this somewhere:

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So Exploders are all 31 spline and Rangers 28


So if im keeping the old axle look for a 28 spline..

Also a guy at work said the mustangs will work if they have an 8.8 and you remove the axles and it basically bolts on

Am i right??
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And for the door sticker if you just want to confirm

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Look at Mr. Fancy with his pictures LOL
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