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What's my diff?

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What's my diff?

I don't have any stickers in my door jamb but I saw the following on my tag attached to the differential housing.

L73 75 2F

I just wanted to confirm (I'm probably just refusing to accept it) that this would mean I have a open 7.5″ differential with 3.73 gears.

Kinda disappointed since I thought Edge's had 4.10's

Say it ain't so!
 

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youve got a 3.73 limited slip 7.5 diff
 
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can u tell by looking I'm pretty sure mine is an 8.8, I do know it's 3.73 gears.
 
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8.8

7.5
 
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Be right back...going outside to look
 
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Yay, 8.8.
 
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****, 7.5
 
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I win, (LOL)
 
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most 4x2's that arn't 4.0's are the 7.5 rear end
 
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Not on the edges most regular cabs are 8.8
 
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Originally Posted by anthony84_2004
I win, (LOL)
You win this round.....lol
 
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Well i guess I got my answer. Wonder how much thats gonna affect me when I get my 32's.
 
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this should help I had it in my 88 7.5, but I had 17" cobra's w 25" tires.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
 
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i'll take your 3.73 L/S if you get new gears
 
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32's a 7.5 will be fine, it's when you get up there and push it hard off roading that you'd want the 31 spline rear
 
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heh, I'll keep that in mind. Maybe in like two years
 
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the ranger 8.8 and 7.5 both have the same 28-spline axle shafts (unles its an FX4 L2 rear), they are actually interchangeable. the 7.5 isn't NEARLY as weak as people make it out to be. how many failures have you seen and what failed? the only advantage the ranger 8.8 has is a larger ring and pinion and a larger carrier, and I've seen carriers break on both 7.5s and 8.8s
 
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I need to find me some 3.73 LS gears.. If I had the right tools and knowledge i'd swap to an explorer axle with the disc brakes and everything
 
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yea christian has proven that the 7.5, 32's and offroading arent good at all lol...
 
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i have a 7.5 and i run the **** out of it i go climbing and mudding all the time and it holds up fine it has held up better then the 12 bolt i had in my chevy i blow two of them in a month and it only had 33
 
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just go with a locker

4.10's are code f7

but i want the ones with a locker
 
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