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Old 01-23-2013
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are they the same?

97 and a 04 both rangers are the rear axles the same?
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Not necessarily... both years had more than one axle option available.
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Are you talking about mounting or gear ratios?
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What are you trying to do ?
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Old 01-24-2013
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Donor axle to replace my sloppy old worn down one i got under her now. i know the gears my be different. just didnt know if anything else would be different. the 04 has 4.10 gears that i will switch out to new 3.73 that my truck comes with. just want to know if everything else would bolt up and work.
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I believe that the newer axles are slightly wider. But other than that it should be a direct swap.
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yes it will bolt up. 93+ are all the same
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