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it says to "check tag" it may have a factory limited slip diff.

400 is not bad for the area you live in and what you are looking for.

the yard probley dosent post pics of every part they have.

this is what i would do. the 7.5 is poo! plus it will just "bolt in" and it has bigger brakes also
So get this, I've been doing some searching. I called back Vic's and they said they have explorer rear-ends but nothing with 4:10's or higher. He said he only has the stock ones. I was checking around and came across an 8.8 that was removed from a 2004 Ranger and still in mint condition. I didn't know rangers started comming out with the bigger rear-ends but I guess they did. Anyway he wants $200 for it and it has drum brakes, what's your outake on it?

I think it'll be easier to just stick with drum brakes and throw some gears in there instead of getting a new master cylinder and all that good stuff for the disc brakes.

Anybody have any feedback on the 8.8 stock rear ends comming off the rangers w/ drum brakes? I am going to check it out tonight and I want to know everyones outlook on it here in the RF family :]
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I have a 8.8 rear end with drum brakes, I think 04+ a lot of the Rangers have 8.8s
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I have a 8.8 rear end with drum brakes, I think 04+ a lot of the Rangers have 8.8s
It seems little easier and less of a hassle to just replace it w/ 8.8 and drum brakes instead of the discs so you don't have to change out a bunch of parts.

My question now is will all the misc parts that I have with my ranger now that hold the differential on work with the new 8.8 that I'm about to buy? The guy says he doesn't have any of the shackles or anything, all he has is the rear end...

MY guess would be yes, they should work the exactly same and bolt on the same way correct?
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Yes, all you do is unbolt the leaf springs, disconnect the brake lines and the driveshaft and then bolt in the new axle. Its as simple as it gets.
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Yes, all you do is unbolt the leaf springs, disconnect the brake lines and the driveshaft and then bolt in the new axle. Its as simple as it gets.
Do I have to transfer over the rear drum brake pads and springs and such?

Or should I just use the brakes that the new one comes with? I just replaced mine recently with brand new ones and all brand new springs and stuff. That's why I'm asking :x

Also do you know if the rear shock mounts are in the same place as the 7.5? Or do I have to make new custom mounts? :(
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Here's a picture of the diff. Looks to be in good condition, I just don't want to pick up a defective diff that's been rolled and such :(

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i would jump on that in a heartbeat!

you wont however be able to use the smaller 9" brakes on your 7.5" axle you have now. you will need new 10" shoes and springs.
the shock mounts are in the same place so no problems there.
and why would you need new gears? it already has 4.10's in it
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i would jump on that in a heartbeat!

you wont however be able to use the smaller 9" brakes on your 7.5" axle you have now. you will need new 10" shoes and springs.
the shock mounts are in the same place so no problems there.
and why would you need new gears? it already has 4.10's in it
The 8.8 diff that comes in the 2004+ rangers has 4:10's stock? I was told it was 3.7something....

Wow... interesting :] That saves me even more time.
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mine had (had) 4.10's stock and a 8.8

check the tag
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mine had (had) 4.10's stock and a 8.8

check the tag
For sure I definately will check the tag when I go there tonight. He also said it came with a factory limited slip. Can you confirm that?

Thanks for all your help, I'm such a newb when it comes to this stuff, but I'm trying to learn.
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if it is a ls diff the tag will read 4L10 somewhere and also 8.8
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if it is a ls diff the tag will read 4L10 somewhere and also 8.8
Okay so I went and bought the 8.8 tonight and this is what the tag reads:

V338L
3 55 88 3J08


So I'm guessing it's an 8.8 w/ 3.55 gearing? Any limited slip? Also, I was going to go with 4:10's but I'm really leaning towards the 456's now.

What you think 04edge?
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Okay so I went and bought the 8.8 tonight and this is what the tag reads:

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3 55 88 3J08


So I'm guessing it's an 8.8 w/ 3.55 gearing? Any limited slip? Also, I was going to go with 4:10's but I'm really leaning towards the 456's now.

What you think 04edge?
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Anything? :]

Anybody have any feedback?

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3.55 no limited slip. your off to a good start
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3.55 no limited slip. your off to a good start
What spline do I have on it? I'm about ready to buy gears but I need to verify that :(

Anyone?
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I am pretty sure spline count doesnt matter for gears, only differential. Speaking of which you will save ALOT of money if you do a Limited slip or locker when you do your gears.

But it is 28 spline.
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go 4.56s low end is AMAZING, and very "streetable"
im runnin 4.56s and 33s behind a 4.0L an at 75mph its pushin 2600rpm. a bit higher than stock but its worth it!
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go 4.56s low end is AMAZING, and very "streetable"
im runnin 4.56s and 33s behind a 4.0L an at 75mph its pushin 2600rpm. a bit higher than stock but its worth it!
Yeah all my gears came in the mail today so I'll be taking it somewhere to get them installed.

Going 4:56's w/ 32's for now, I'll upgrade to 35's later :)
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I guess I got lucky.

Stock 02 edge with 8.8 and 4.10's.
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