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03' front axle question

I need some help, I've asked shop mechanics, gearheads and even the Ford dealership what differential I have in the front IFS of my 03' FX4 level2 Ranger but I seem to get a different answer everytime Some say its Dana35, a 7.5" but I always thought it was an 8.8" because of the FX4 package. I've tried the search but came up empty handed, thanks.
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It's a Dana 35. You have a 31 spline 8.8 in the back.
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yup. is it straight up a D35 or is it a modified one?
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its still all stock, thanks guys.
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i wasn't asking if it's been modified by you. i meant that it might have been modified for our trucks hence a modified D35.
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i wasn't asking if it's been modified by you. i meant that it might have been modified for our trucks hence a modified D35.
our trucks are the only ones to have that certain dana 35 if thats what your asking...
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its an aluminum housing, thats special.. and the housing is a different shape, its not the same shape diff cover as a rear D35 from a jeep. the ring gear may be 7.5" though(maybe?).. The only thing an 8.8 comes in the front of, that I'm aware of, are F-150/Expeditions.
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thanks. thought so.
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