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Rear Axle Question

I found a rear end for a 2003 ranger
It says it is a 8.8" ring gear, 9" brakes, 4.10 ratio

How do I know what size brakes I got?

They also list one wth 10"

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measure the diameter of the brake drum
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I think 95% of ranger are 10" I think the only ranger that have 9" came stock with 14" rims
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I am sure all the edge's came with 10" I know mine did and its an 04
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if its a regular cab, it has 9" drums
if its a super cab it has 10" drums
or so im told. i ve never seen a super cab with 9" or a reg cab stock with 10"

*all edges have 10" brakes*
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could I swap this out and be allright with a 1" smaller drum and be okay or would it not work

Or could I swap my 10" drums over to this and it work
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Would this swap right over no problem since it is for a FX4 Level II

2006 Rear Axle Ford Ranger 4.10 ratio, FX4-CK LVL II 8,000
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if it was in a FX4, then it has 10" brakes. It will bolt in no problem.
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Would this swap right over no problem since it is for a FX4 Level II

2006 Rear Axle Ford Ranger 4.10 ratio, FX4-CK LVL II 8,000
The LII axle is a bolt in swap. Just be sure that it includes the brakes or at least the brake backing plates. The backing plates on your 28-spline will not bolt up to the flanges on a 31-spline LII axle housing.
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Thanks Bob for your help

One other question I know I asked before but I lost the pm

When I put on the explorer IRS diff. cover I just fill it with fluid till it reachs the top right??
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Thanks Bob for your help

One other question I know I asked before but I lost the pm

When I put on the explorer IRS diff. cover I just fill it with fluid till it reachs the top right??
Do not use the fill level hole on the back of the Ex cover - it is positioned for the IRS diff. Your axle needs a higher fluid level to lubricate the wheel bearings. Instead, use the original fill level hole on the side of the differential housing.
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filling it up till it reaches the top of that hole right
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filling it up till it reaches the top of that hole right
fill it till it comes out the stock fill hole on the front of the axle.
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