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View Poll Results: what diff do you have in you truck?
7.5 and dont mind 19 19.59%
7.5 and hate it 9 9.28%
8.8 67 69.07%
ford 9" 0 0%
other/ custom fab work 2 2.06%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-22-2006
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who has the what 7.5-8.8

i am doing a poll to see how many of each diff people have in their trucks and if they like them or not
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I dont see a poll here. I have a 8.8 31 spline and love it.
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well being what are you using that axle for daily driving and not owning a 4.0L a 7.5 will do the job owning a 4.0L you better have a 8.8 or if you have over 33" tires 7.5 hates that... if you want to install a 5.0L go get an 8.8... its not really if you like them or not. if you drove say zachs truck and then my truck you wouldnt notice a difference in the rear ends...
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there is a poll now
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Ive got a 7.5, drive it like hell and haven't tore it up yet.
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with a stockish 3.0L doupt you will ever have problems with it hell i am running 32's on mine with a L/S is in for over 3 years and no problems
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haha, only if you knew how i drive... A stock 4.0L doesnt have the power to tear up a rear end either.
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If a 3.0 and 33s can grenade a 7.5 (I've seen it happen) then I think a 4.0 with 31s could probably do it too.

Regardless, I've got a 31 spline 8.8 with the Torsen and I love it!
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8.8 here too..
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i have a disk 31 spline 8.8.. my option is not there on the poll. addin the rear disks made a huge improvement with the big rubber im runnin
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i want an 8.8 but have an open 7.5
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i have a 28 spline 8.8 w/ 4.56 gears and love it.....need to upgrade to a limited slip but it is ok for now...
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I should have both shortly
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Stock was an 8.8 28 spline unit but I upgraded to a 2002 FX4 8.8 31 spline axle for the extra strength with my 35's and 4.56 gears.
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i have an open 7.5 w/ 3.73s right now but an 31 spline expo rear w/ 4.10s waiting to go in. lol
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the all mighty 8.8 28 spline ... ok maybe not =(
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8.8 SON w. l/s & 5.13's!

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7.5 stock wheels and tires... I guess its allright, just wish they made bolt on covers for the 7.5

What would the spline be on a 93 Ranger? 2wd
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^ all 7.5s are 28 spline
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I have a 7.5 w/4.10s and 31" tires and i havent done a thing to the axle itself, even though I did blow apart my lock-right in it once... thankfully i just pulled out the left over pieces and installed the original spider gears and drove home no problem and now I have a new lock-right back in there.
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I have a 7.5 in my 87 and it ok but when I go to the 302 or more
I'll have to upgrade
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8.8 SON w. l/s & 5.13's!

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my 87 has 3.73
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7.5 T-lok w/ 4.10s.. i like it.. plenty of gear for towing and havent had any trouble.. when i get my 33's on it.. i'll basically de-gear it somewhat... but still have more gear then your standard truck.. get better mileage to.. 3k rpms on the interstate >.<
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my old 99 had a 7.5 w/ 3.73 on 31s
my 01 has a 7.5 with 4.10s on 33s
my sport trac has a 31spline 8.8 with 4.10s on 32s
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