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Mustang Axle

I have the option to buy a 98 mustang rear axle,and want to know if it is close to or will work in a ranger.Has anyone ever done this.The axle came out of a gt.
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I am not sure but I think it might be too wide!
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**** i wouldnt even know, i dont think itde be AS EASY as an exploder axle, but the bolt pattern will match thats for sure. check widths, spline counts, what kinda of brakes and i honestly dont know what kind of suspension they run...

when you find that stuff out come back and i can help more, but im too lazy to find it myself right now...
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Ok it has disk brakes,and if i right the guy that has it,said that he thought it had the same spline count as the explorers.Not to mention i am getting it cheeeeep.But is it the right width.Oh,and to set it up for leaf springs will be easy for me.
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it might be alittle off width but if its that cheap it should be fine...

go for it...
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Well i think 50 bucks is cheap right.
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Yes very cheap!
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check RPS!!!

If I remember right they say don't use it. I think that it is even wider then the explorer one compared to the ranger.
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50 is pretty cheap but it depends on the width. if its too far off, you might as well pay an extra 50 or so and get the sploder axle...

or just get a 9 inch...
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if i remember correctly, the pumpkin is centered unlike the ranger axle where its offcentered

which if this is true, then it WONT work
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im pretty sure the ranger 8.8 is centered and if it isnt, its centered enough to where a centered diff wouldnt make a big difference...
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im pretty sure the ranger 8.8 is centered and if it isnt, its centered enough to where a centered diff wouldnt make a big difference...

the ranger/explorer axle is offcentered, shorter side is the passenger side

also just found this out on TRS since RPS is down right now

the mustang axle is 3 inches shorter then the ranger axle
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I will look into it.
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the ranger/explorer axle is offcentered, shorter side is the passenger side

also just found this out on TRS since RPS is down right now

the mustang axle is 3 inches shorter then the ranger axle
oops, I thought longer didn't sound right. It being 3" shorter sounds better
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plus you would have to fab up mounts and everything, not that you dont have to with and expo but just more work, oh and also you're gonna have to regear cuz I dont think the Gt came with anything better than 3:73
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Gils girlfriend said he has the problem with being too short too!
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