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Swapping 7.5 brakes to 8.8?

So I bought a complete rear axle from a 2003 ranger 4x4 4.0. It has 4.10 ratio with LSD. My question is can I use my backing plates, drums etc from my 7.5 and put them on the 8.8. Reason is my truck is a 2008 and everything is still like new. The drums wheel cylinders etc on the 8.8 axle look pretty rusty. Thanks for any help on this.

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yes you can.
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You can, but they may be the smaller drums if it matters to you.
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Thats great. thanks guys.
So all I have to do is strip the new axle of all the backing plates, lines etc and put my stuff on. Do i have to swap the axle's? Anybody have a write up on this procedure?

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