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Old 05-22-2008
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you really need a 93+ axle because the 92 and older are narrower, just like Daniel said.
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Old 05-22-2008
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Originally Posted by Yessick View Post
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..
if you wanna come to jersey, i am taking my 8.8 out this weekend to put an explorder one in, but thats a hell of a drive
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Old 05-22-2008
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Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3 View Post
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

i would take his advice, sounds like he knows what hes talking about.
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