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I will be the first one to say it.

Search, there are ALOT of people who wheel here with 2wd.


What size motor do you have in it?
We need some specs.

Your best bet is to find an 4.10 geared, 28 spline 8.8 OPEN rear axel from a ranger with a 4.0 in it. I say open, because it is the easiest way to throw a locker in the rear.
It is literally bolt in and go.
Now that you have some strength in the rear end, get some 31's, or do a body lift and get some 33's. Mud tires for sure.

Get a tow strap, and recovery points front and rear if you do not already have them. Make sure it is a "Tug" strap, or Recovery strap, not chain, never use chain to ****** somone, or yourself out of a hole.

Now go have some fun, and don't blame me once you get the itch.

I was tempted to pull a rear end out of a 95 4x4 with a 4.0 but the reason it's in the yard is the driver side rear break looks like it took the brunt of an accident as it's bent pretty bad and I don't think it's fixable.

Plenty of late 80s early 90s broncos.

Haha, what about an f-150 rear end? lol atleast 10 of those in the junkyard.





But for specs
3.0l v6 auto
2" rear lift
going to upgrade to f-150 shocks in the front
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Well think about an f150, it is a full width truck. not going to work.

Then only thing that is going to bolt up completly is something out of a ranger.

If you want to really search, you might get lucky and find a 31 spline 8.8 out of a L2 off road ranger. Or you can get an Explorer axel, and reweld spring perches, and shock mounts.
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Too much work and only have a small welder.
I'm going back to the yard Sunday and I'll check for axles and prices.


f-150 axle was a joke.

Completely off topic, has anyway made theyre own leaf spring brackets? since they all rust out, mine have rusted through in spots.
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Too much work and only have a small welder.
I'm going back to the yard Sunday and I'll check for axles and prices.


f-150 axle was a joke.

Completely off topic, has anyway made theyre own leaf spring brackets? since they all rust out, mine have rusted through in spots.
ahh **** lol, its been a ****ty day at work.
You can get either stock replcments, (check Rockauto.com) or Chevy lowering shackels.
Search "beltech"
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