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bigandrw 08-29-2010 05:13 PM

9 inch rear question
 
what do i need to do in order to swap my 7.5 to a full 9 inch...i found and 8.8 and a 9 inch both for a 100 bucks

thanks guys

abq02ranger 08-29-2010 05:45 PM

9 inch is most likely full width and its gonna look silly having a stock front end (or not sas'd at least) with a fw out back. go 8.8 and if its from another ranger it should swapp right in.. ithink.

Masteratarms93 08-29-2010 07:08 PM

9 inch is too big for a 2wd.

Get a Limited Slip 8.8 from another Ranger. Swap it right in.

Or get it from an Expo and get 31-spline instead of Ranger 28-spline but you have to re-weld the spring perches and what not.

bigandrw 08-29-2010 08:26 PM

well there arent any 8.8 ls' around here...and i really cant afford a massive road trip for one either

Masteratarms93 08-30-2010 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by bigandrw (Post 1721891)
well there arent any 8.8 ls' around here...and i really cant afford a massive road trip for one either

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If nothing, try explorers or play with the year. it will give you a list of axles to choose from.

You want:
8.8, 4.10, Locking

Like I said before though. You will have to do some grinding and welding for explorer axles.

bigandrw 08-30-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Masteratarms93 (Post 1722327)
If nothing, try explorers or play with the year. it will give you a list of axles to choose from.

You want:
8.8, 4.10, Locking

Like I said before though. You will have to do some grinding and welding for explorer axles.

Ya I know that.....ill just have to spend a full day searching Through yards...cause CL doesn't have anything worth my time....they have the axle and housing but no gears and idk how to install gears

bigandrw 08-30-2010 11:12 AM

Should I get 10" drums or 9"...or just screw it and go to cobra discs

Masteratarms93 08-30-2010 09:16 PM

8.8s only come with 10 inch brakes. I really hope you check up with us when you pick one out before you buy it.

Don't want you to make any bad purchases due to hasty decisions and miss information.

When I bought mine I did research for about a month before I bought. Find out as much as you can.

I refereed to this page a lot:
Ford Ranger Axles - The Ranger Station

Lots of info plus all the door codes for all Expo and Ranger axles. If the codes match up with what you want you are good to go.

I found mine at a JY through that car-part.com site.

fourliter dan 08-30-2010 09:24 PM

the foed 8.8 is one of the more common used axles to be used... i can find tons all day long. all day. the expo axle is the best to get (aside from spending an ass load for a fx4 L2) it has 32 splines, disk breaks, bigger axletubes, and generally found with an limited slip.. being in houston theres gotta be some around....if not in town pretty close.

a 9inch is going to be way too wide unless you get it narrowed, or out of a car.

bigandrw 08-30-2010 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by fourliter dan (Post 1722911)
the foed 8.8 is one of the more common used axles to be used... i can find tons all day long. all day. the expo axle is the best to get (aside from spending an ass load for a fx4 L2) it has 32 splines, disk breaks, bigger axletubes, and generally found with an limited slip.. being in houston theres gotta be some around....if not in town pretty close.

a 9inch is going to be way too wide unless you get it narrowed, or out of a car.

ya but the cheapest expo 8.8 i found was 750....the cheapest ranger 8.8 was 200...idk....i just get frustrated cause i see er body on here with all this knowledge and im just trying to soak it up the best i can....so... ya....the end lol

fourliter dan 08-30-2010 09:33 PM

hahaha its cool man, but 740 for an expo axle is highway robbery... i can get them for 125. thats kinda a joke at 750. sorry to see your yards are rather gay

bigandrw 08-30-2010 09:39 PM

ya and when i see awesome deals ppl are posting it makes me wanna shoot my self lol..."lord why..why cant that be here"

fourliter dan 08-30-2010 09:41 PM

texas for ya!

bigandrw 08-30-2010 09:42 PM

but if you can get them for 125 then just go ahead and send me one :biggthump

Masteratarms93 08-31-2010 04:43 PM

$100 at local pull a part. TONS OF THEM!! Like between 5 or 10. A lot of 4x4 Expos so they would be L/S. Sorry for your bad location.

fourliter dan:

I think you mean 31 splines lol.

bigandrw 08-31-2010 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Masteratarms93 (Post 1723356)
$100 at local pull a part. TONS OF THEM!! Like between 5 or 10. A lot of 4x4 Expos so they would be L/S. Sorry for your bad location.

fourliter dan:

I think you mean 31 splines lol.

Kevin....lol do I have to say it again?.....I hate damn texas

Masteratarms93 09-01-2010 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by bigandrw (Post 1723369)
Kevin....lol do I have to say it again?.....I hate damn texas

It's a big state. You are not looking hard enough.


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