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Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

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%
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Old 12-19-2006
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my ranger had an 8.8 28 spline.
my current has dana 44 hp and a dana 44 rear.
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Old 12-20-2006
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7.5......gonna kill it till it dies!
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kinda related: just did an oil change on my 7.5.. smelt like propane when I got the cover off! It hasnt been changed in about 80k miles lol..
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7.5 4.10s LS with 3.0 and 32" tires. Just got it back from the mechanic tonight. It has blown up 3 times since may 06. I'm looking around the local junk yards for and explorer 8.8 after christmas.
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8.8 28 spline 3:73 limited slip and still together, gonna get 4:56's when i get the 35's :D
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8.8 28 spline.

8.8 31 spline with rear disk & 4.56 gears is coming.
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How can I tell if I have 7.5 or 8.8?
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8.8 31 Spline 4.10's Non limited slip with Disc brakes.... In the Exploder.

~HJ
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HAha, finally got my 8.8 with 4.10's installed....works like a charm!!!
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^^ the 4.10s must be a nice change!
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heres some pics so you can tell what rear you have

Ford 7.5


Ford 8.8


Ford 9


Dana
Dana 30Dana 44Dana 60Dana 70
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^^ the 4.10s must be a nice change!
ahhh, so nice. I can finally hold OD on the hwy.

Now it's 37's and 5.13's...after that...d30/44 up front
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^ sweet
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In Dec I had 7.5 28 Spline Open w/ 3.45's

Now I have 8.8 28 Spline LS w/ 3.73's

At 85 MPH Im at 3k.
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7.5 and just tore the gears up in it. took the diff cover off and like 1000 pieces fell out of it.
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Old 01-27-2007
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ive got the 28 spline 8.8 running stock tires 3.73 gearing. my '88 had the 7.5
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