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Ranger 8.8 31 spline question

Can I swap a 31 spline fx4 axle into my '96 ranger without making any modifications to the wiring or brake lines? So pretty much is it a straight bolt in swap? With the exception of new u-bolts.
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I don't see why not.
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Assuming the gear ratio matches the front of the 96, it should bolt right up.
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Yes sir.. bolt's right in!
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u-bolts, spring plates...otherwise straight up swap.


rearmost ebrake cables may have different sizes 'stops' where it pulls on the bracket that attaches to the pad. I noticed that between my bro's 7.5 and my 8.8's(28 and 31spline). May need later model 8.8 rear cables.
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