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Where to buy ring and pinions ?

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Where to buy ring and pinions ?

Like the title says, I am ready to upgrade my ring and pinion. I have decieded to go with 4.88. My towing demands have gone up and according to TRS's gear ratio calculator I should go with 4.88. Where is a good place, and whats a good price and brand ? Does Ford make a 4.88 gear set for our rangers ? I don't think it will be hard to find a set of the rear but I also need a set for the front.
 
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This is the guy I used for my axle stuff when I built it. I got the locker, gears and rebuild kits all from him.

Jeremy Ayers, J.T. Parts and Accessories (Specializing in Differential Parts and Service)
Phone: 425-879-6192
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Website: http://www.ringpinion.biz
 
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Did he install them or did you do them ?
 
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theres also a place called www.summitracing.com lol...now i could be wrong but isnt the front diff on the newer trucks the highest you can go is a 4.56? once agian i could be wrong
 
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Got all my stuff from Classic City Off-Road. 706-207-4140.

Ordered everything ~11 am on monday got it at 12 am the next and I payed regular ground shipping.

He will match/beat prices so shop around before you call. Great guys. I always deal with Bobby.
 
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i can get all your ring and pinions, right now i am pricing up a few sources, and i should be able to go
 
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4wheel parts and ebay.
 
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Originally Posted by Ranger1
Like the title says, I am ready to upgrade my ring and pinion. I have decieded to go with 4.88. My towing demands have gone up and according to TRS's gear ratio calculator I should go with 4.88. Where is a good place, and whats a good price and brand ? Does Ford make a 4.88 gear set for our rangers ? I don't think it will be hard to find a set of the rear but I also need a set for the front.
looks to me your truck is 4wd. if it is you will never find a set of 4.88's for the front. you will only find them for the rear. yea you can put in larger than a 4.56 in the front. i have a buddy who has a 5.13 in the front of his '00. i would go with the 4.56 in your truck.

the best place to call about infoand gears that can tell you what gear you need to run is 4 Wheel Parts. They will ask you some questions about your truck and tell you what you need.
 
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randy's ring and pinion
 
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Hey I contacted Griggs's guy and he is asking me what front diff I have. I thought they were all the same D35/28 hybrids. He says "I would think that your truck should have the Super Dana 30 which is what an 03 Explorer has in it"

So whats up with that ?
 
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Hey I contacted Griggs's guy and he is asking me what front diff I have. I thought they were all the same D35/28 hybrids. He says "I would think that your truck should have the Super Dana 30 which is what an 03 Explorer has in it"

So whats up with that ?
you have a Dana 35 standard rotation front end. Ford put the Dana 35 standard rotation front diff in the Rangers in 98 with the torsion bar suspension. pre 98 Rangers either have a Dana 35 (found mostly on1990 and newer) or a Dana 28 (weaker, and found on FEW 1990 and newer but mostly used on the 1990 and older).

when the person you talk to ask what front end you have tell them you have a "Dana 35 Standard Rotation".
 
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Anyway to look that up and be sure before I order them ?
 
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you should go with bob
 
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Anyway to look that up and be sure before I order them ?
i am 100% sure what i told you about your front end being a Dana 35 Standard Rotation front end.
 
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its a 4.88 gear for the front.. good link zach.

4.88's are needed to simply maintain the factory ratio..
it comes with 4.10's and 31's
 
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very interesting that the same dana 35 for jeep rears is the same for the front. sounds like it would be easier/cheaper to get lockers and or gears.
 
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I would never trust 4wheelparts with gears/install kits. I know all the guys at my local 4wheelparts and no way. Half the time you order stuff you get the wrong parts anyways. When I bought my winch the box was destroyed and the handle on the clutch drum was broken off, and wasn't even in the box, and they wouldn't do anything to fix it.

I only buy tires from them, cuz they are the cheapest. Except now a friend works for discount tire and I can use his discount.
 
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Did he install them or did you do them ?
I did the install "with a little help from my friends".

See here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=6064
 
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