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Rearend Question

Ok i have a lil 4 cyl ranger that im running larger than normal tires on. I have to replace the passenger side leafspring pack so i deciding on putting in a different ratio rear end in it so that i can move the tires a lil easier any ideas? Also how do i identify the ratio of the rear end i know usally u can tell by one of the vin numbers... any help apperciated
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should be a tag on the cover of the diff.


there should also be an axle code on the sticker on the drivers side door jamb
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Take a look here also, read it, then scroll down to Ranger axle codes so you can see what you have.

Ford Ranger Rear Axles - The Ranger Station

Lots to learn in that tech library they have.
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Ahh i seee thankee lots of great info over there..... hmmmm does the 8.8 rearend directly bolt in to the spot where my 7.5 is?
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Oh geez it already has 3.73 in it guess im going 4.10 or 4.56. out of an explorer or ranger hmmm any suggestion im running 235 75 r 15 in place of the stock 14s
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