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Icon5 What Rear Axle Does This Have?

I found a 1988 sxt Ranger extended cab 4x4 with a 2.9l & 5 speed that I want to get for parts. My question is what rear would it have? I'm 99.9% sure what I saw was an 8.8. Would this have a limited slip? The tag on the rear axle is like this:


A 393D
3 SL 7375 7M22

The door tag was too worn to read.

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looks like its a 7.5 inch with 3.73 gears with L/S
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pretty sure its a 7.5 with 3.73 gears and is limited slip
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But like I said I'm pretty sure its an 8.8 cause the rear diff cover was more square than oval shaped.
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The date code looks wrong maybe you have mis read the tag.
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Well I went back to it in the day time today......I feel pretty stupid, it is a 7.5 rear. Are the 7.5 limited slips decent rears? I heard that its the spiders that goes in the 7.5 and that because this has limited slip it doesn't have spiders.
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Well I went back to it in the day time today......I feel pretty stupid, it is a 7.5 rear. Are the 7.5 limited slips decent rears? I heard that its the spiders that goes in the 7.5 and that because this has limited slip it doesn't have spiders.
Limited slips have spiders, they jsut have clutch packs to go with them. the weak point on the 7.5 is the carrier and R&P, shafts are the same as non 31 spline 8.8s. I'd find an 8.8 Ranger if not Explorer and do it right.
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Expo expo expo

I can't wait to get mine in.

There are types of lsd without spiders, trac-loc uses clutches and spiders and a big s looking spring smack in the middle of the spiders, easiest way to id them.
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