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Regearing problem

I have ask and check everywhere around town and nobody except Ford will regear my truck and Ford quoted me $550 for just labor!!! So what should i do, spend the $550 or keep stock gears and just keep looking? Thanks
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ever thought about going out of town

$550 is EXTREMELY high for just a rear......
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What gear does your truck have now? Have you considered swapping the entire axle?
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i would guess his has a 4.10 gear in it......now other Ranger/Explorer came with anything higher than a 4.10...
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I know this doesn't apply to him but on the first FX4 Level 2 a 4.56 gear was offered as optional equipment. Although extremely rare he might be able to find an axle from that. If not I recommend going out of town.
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I know this doesn't apply to him but on the first FX4 Level 2 a 4.56 gear was offered as optional equipment. Although extremely rare he might be able to find an axle from that. If not I recommend going out of town.
4.56 was NEVER offered in a Ranger, FX4 Level II or not......4.10 was the lowest gear possible in a Ranger since they were first built...
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car-part.com lists a few level II axles with 4.56s
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call a dealership......they may list them, but they were not stock gears...
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I disagree. Junkyards will list axles according to the door tag or the axle tag. They made them, they were just extremely rare.
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this has been brought up time and time again....

per conversation with 2 local Ford dealership: (sorry i trust them a lot more than you)
4.10 was the lowest gear offered in a Ranger. Only way to get a 4.56 gear ratio is to get an aftermarket gear and install it.
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here is the Google search page for the dealerships I called. Ask for parts, then ask them if it was ever offered in a Ranger....

http://www.google.com/search?q=ford+...e7&rlz=1I7DMUS

or even better, do your own search for a local dealer and call them.
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Some dealerships will tell you a level 2 never came with a manual t-case, we all know thats BS so why would I believe the dealership when they tell me a 4.56 never came in a Ranger. I don't care what the dealership says, they aren't the all-seeing eyes for the Ranger. I draw my conclusions from my own research, and that tells me that 4.56s were offered and put in Rangers. It was not common by any means, but they existed. YOU will not change my mind.
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I really do not think they came with 4.56s either. there were some Explorers that did though.
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Some dealerships will tell you a level 2 never came with a manual t-case, we all know thats BS so why would I believe the dealership when they tell me a 4.56 never came in a Ranger. I don't care what the dealership says, they aren't the all-seeing eyes for the Ranger. I draw my conclusions from my own research, and that tells me that 4.56s were offered and put in Rangers. It was not common by any means, but they existed. YOU will not change my mind.
lol.....fine be wrong, lead people the wrong way.....fine with me...
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I can settle on that. It was still the 8.8 axle.
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I really do not think they came with 4.56s either. there were some Explorers that did though.
both dealerships said a 4.56 never came stock in a 8.8 rear....
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call Ford Detroit using this number: 1-800-392-3673

http://www.fordvehicles.com/help/contact/

per my conversation with them (they looked through ALL the tech manuals they have, NONE show ever being offered with a 4.56 gear ratio)
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4.56 was NEVER offered in a Ranger
South American Rangers came with 4.56 gears so technicly your wrong...
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im paying 1100 for 2 axles.. thats an extra 100-150 in parts, and the extra labor, 550 seems a little high to me
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DIY to the Rescue for $550 you could by all of the Tools to do it your self.
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What gear does your truck have now? Have you considered swapping the entire axle?
I have 3.73's right now and i am wanting to go to a 4.10's. I dont really want to switch the whole axle becuz i dont want an older axle on my brand new truck.
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