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So i looked around my area they want 400-1000 for a used rear axle ***. thats a lot of money ... i dont know how you can get one for 100 where your located there must be good deals there but doesnt seem to be any here
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$400 is insane. $1000 is a joke.

I paid $350 for my FX4 Level II 31-Spline 8.8 w/ Torsen. It had 110k on it. Other guys get them for the same price with half the mileage.

A regular old 28-spline Ranger 8.8 should run you under $300 and even then it should have less than 50k on it. If I could do it again I would go to my local Pull-A-Part and get a $100 8.8 and strip it and rebuild it.
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really I'm gunna look into it more but that's all I have found so far. I have a long bed regular cab can I use a extended cab driveshaft. are they on the same frame ? How much does it cost to rebuild them ? Im thinking the rebuilding would be the clutches but the torsen i thought didnt have the clutchs is what ive read thats why is better. If i got an a 8.8 regular with 410s i think i would just put a locker in it instead of paying to rebuild it but still not sure all depends on the pricing ..

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Did you have ls before your locker or open dif?? just wondering if offroad it made a difference worth it and if it wears your tires more . And how much was your locker system ? Was the install simple like the lock right ? sorry about all the questions just trying to gather as much information as possible before summer so i can get this done and be happy with it .

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Ok yeah you won't have to modify the driveshaft or anything. The frame/wheelbase is irrelevant. The Ford 8.8 and 7.5 are interchangeable out of any Ranger 93+.

Yeah the Torsen LS is gear type, not clutches so no rebuilding required.

The rebuild kit for the Trac-Lok is only $70. A new locker is $300+ plus install.

If you get an 8.8 with LS in it already you would have to completely take it apart to remove it before you could put in a locker. The lock-right will go right in if you have open diff.
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Did you have ls before your locker or open dif?? just wondering if offroad it made a difference worth it and if it wears your tires more . And how much was your locker system ? Was the install simple like the lock right ? sorry about all the questions just trying to gather as much information as possible before summer so i can get this done and be happy with it .

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My Ranger was an open dif first. I drove other vehicles with a l/s. I think that Ford has one of the worst l/s out there.

I have over 30k on my Duratracs, still looking great. I bought mine used for 300 bucks. Install was pretty straight forward.
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