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switching to live axle

hey guys i was thinking about switching the front cv to the newer ones that are set up with the live axles. and i was wondering if all i would need is 2 knuckles out of a newer ranger , the wheel bearings and cv axles. or if more is actually needed. any thoughts let me know
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check out this link. it tells you how to lock your vacuum hubs perminatly thus making turning it into a live axle.
Permanently Lock Your 1998-2000 Ford Ranger PVH Pulse Vacuum Hubs
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If you want to switch all of it let, me know...I have knuckles, Unit bearings, and CVs from my 01 wreck I may be interested in letting go.
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well the whole reason i was considering this was i blew my 2 cv's and no jy around here has them all the got is the newer cv axles. they told me i could get the whole front suspension both knuckles the diff, and the cv's for 150.
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You need the CV shafts, and hub/bearing unit, that is it. If they bearings are in the knuckles it just makes it easier for you I guess.
Make sure the bearings are ABS if you have front wheel ABS.
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