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Icon4 will my 7.5 hold out?

i have a 2000 ford ranger 2wd 3.0L flex with a auto an i got a 7.5 rear an everyone has said to run 4.56's since i plan on running 33's an genuine gear makes 4.56's for my 7.5 an i do a little offroadin on the weekends preferibly a few mud holes an ect...no hard core stuff

but will my 7.5 do the job since im a basicaly every day driver.. when my trucks done itl have about a 6-7in suspension
im running super swamper A/T's their overal diameter is 33.10

WILL I BE FINE OR WILL I PROBLY WANA GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE AN DIE FOR DOING THIS!!?!?!?

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eh, you'd be better off with a 8.8 but if you don't beat on the 7.5 it should be fine.
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4.56 gears for 33s your gas mileage is gune suck
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No it wont, he has a 3.0 it will be fine.
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Gas mileage will be fine like stated. As long as you don't go around doing burnouts and stuff on the street and beat it off road you should be fine. I would think in some rocky trails or some sticky mud you would snap an axle now and again.
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the 3.0 isnt the problem 7.5 do not like 33's at all
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well ima have to do it cuz their is NO ranger 8.8 axles cuz i dont feel liek welding and ect for a explorer axle..

i wish i could find my buddys ranger he had a 4x4 4.0L step side with a 8.8 im almost positive but he got t-boned an it was totaled i would kill to find that ranger id strip it down lol
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don't waste your money.

go on www.car-part.com and find an 8.8 with 10" drums and 3.08 gears then build it up the way you want with all new bearings and seals.

any 93-09 axle will work.

you should be able to find the said axle for around $100

the 7.5 is a good axle but the stock crosspin is notched and it makes it really weak.

and fyi, the 7.5 uses the same axle shafts as the 28spline 8.8
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Told you to get an 8.8 man!

I wish downey would think before he talks sometimes...

I had a 2.5L with 4.56s and 33's and manual trans and I still got 21+ mpg.. With a 3.0 He should get roughly the same as I did if not more.
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4.56 gears are perfect for a 3.0 with 33's.
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Exactly what I was thinkin as well... Even for a 4.0L they'd be fine...
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scrap the 7.5, use the money and get a 8.8, you might have to spend more then you will get for scraping the 7.5.

the 7.5 is weak.
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damn to bad you aren't closer i just took out my ranger 8.8 and swapped in an exploders... i would sell it dirt cheap..
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the 92 axle is 1.5" narrower.

i sold my 7.5 on craigslist for $80 but im sure you could try to get more.
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yeah, spend the $ to get an 8.8, my 7.5 the crosspin broke and my tires slid out- i was in a rush to get an axle but mine was $250 for the 8.8
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the richmond lock-right does come with a stronger crosspin.

its really up to you what you want to spend your money on.
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screw it ill take more time looking for a 8.8 lep1892 how far away are in mississippi cuz right now i would not mind taken a drive for something like that! an what year model did that 8.8 come from? an after he posts the year someone tell me if will bolt up
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I can tell you right now before he posts... It'll bolt right up.
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4.56 gears for 33s your gas mileage is gune suck
do you have 33"s and 4.56 gears? i dont see how you can comment on them unless you have..



but to the orig. poster, just decide if you want to spend 500bux for gears/install on the 7.5, and If it breaks, it will or it wont, do you want to spend more money on a 8.8 and gears? or just spend 500bux on an 8.8 and hope to get some 4.10 gears factory, and upgrade to 4.56s if you want more power

ha if you were in texas, i would sell you my 8.8 with L/S 4.56 gears and MAC Diff cover hhaha
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do you have 33"s and 4.56 gears? i dont see how you can comment on them unless you have..



but to the orig. poster, just decide if you want to spend 500bux for gears/install on the 7.5, and If it breaks, it will or it wont, do you want to spend more money on a 8.8 and gears? or just spend 500bux on an 8.8 and hope to get some 4.10 gears factory, and upgrade to 4.56s if you want more power

ha if you were in texas, i would sell you my 8.8 with L/S 4.56 gears and MAC Diff cover hhaha

I hadn't considered this. You wouldn't want to spend lots of money on a 7.5 and then have it crap out. Might it be better to save a little money in the long run by spend more now. I don't know that is up to you.
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i have the money to throw for a 8.8 an a locker an gears an install ect... i just want to find a strait up 8.8 ranger axle that will be quick little pain but still bolt up

ok so end of story basicaly toss the 7.5 to the scrapper after i find a decent 8.8 if all else fails ima end up going with a explorer 8.8

OR IF I GET REALY IRRITATED GO JACK SOME LIL LOW RIDERS 8.8 AN THROW MY 7.5 IN HIS BED lol hes doesnt need a 8.8 anyways!!

ok going to post cuz i NEED TO BUY A 8.8..
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any ranger 8.8 will bolt up, just hook up brake lines, driveshaft, and u bolts.
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i just ordered 33x12.50r16 super swamper a/t's with Moto Metal 951 BLACK 16x9 the rims an tires will be nice!! but.... i still have yet to find a ranger 8.8 im going junk yard diving tomorrow ima be underneath every single ranger their an give every single junk yard my number so if they get any rangers
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and im not having to order gears my friend works at clutch products an he can get me half off deal on parts... so ima wait till i find a 8.8 an get a nice locker an some 4.56's "forget gas i want power"
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and im not having to order gears my friend works at clutch products an he can get me half off deal on parts... so ima wait till i find a 8.8 an get a nice locker an some 4.56's "forget gas i want power"
with a 4.0L 33s and 4.56s i get 18-19mpg still on the highway, doin 70-75mph.
havent checked it in the city yet though.
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