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how do i know..

i have to a 2008 xl 4x4, how do i know what gears i have?
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Gears 1-5, Neutral and Reverse? Park?
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There should be a tag on the rear differential..should say 373/410 and it might also have a l/s meaning limited slip...something like that.
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Gears 1-5, Neutral and Reverse? Park?
what?
it is an automoatic with driver, neutral reverse and 1, 2
if thats what you ment lol
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I was being a smart *** to your original post. lol
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I was being a smart *** to your original post. lol
haha i get yah, boy do i look dumb now
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Open up your drivers side door and in the door jam is a label with everything about your truck. Look at the code under axle and search for what the code means on google.

You could also do what was said above and look at the rear diff cover. There is a tag which will give you the gear such as 4L10 (4.10's with l/s)
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find the code do some searching first before you post please
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Open up your drivers side door and in the door jam is a label with everything about your truck. Look at the code under axle and search for what the code means on google.

You could also do what was said above and look at the rear diff cover. There is a tag which will give you the gear such as 4L10 (4.10's with l/s)
thank that is what i was looking for.


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find the code do some searching first before you post please
see i needed to know where to find the code before i coul search it, that would be why i asked the question....but thanks for the help
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remove your rear axle. take of the diff guard, remove the 4 bolts that hold in your carrier, then take off the 8 bolts that hold your ring gear on. then take your pinion and ring gear and count the teeth on each, then use the handy calculator or divide the number of teeth on the ring gear by the number or teeth on the pinion gear and then you'll know what years you have!! simple as that!!
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remove your rear axle. take of the diff guard, remove the 4 bolts that hold in your carrier, then take off the 8 bolts that hold your ring gear on. then take your pinion and ring gear and count the teeth on each, then use the handy calculator or divide the number of teeth on the ring gear by the number or teeth on the pinion gear and then you'll know what years you have!! simple as that!!
sweet that'll keep me busy tomorrow:D
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Check the driver door tag and use the thumbnail to see what number to check
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My axle code on the door tag is "R7"


Can anyone post a link to a reference chart or something? Thankz.
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Nevermind.... I found one.

Ford Ranger Axles - The Ranger Station

Code
Description
Capacity
Ratio

72
open 6-7/8"
2200
3.08

74
open 6-7/8"
2200
3.45

82
open 7.5"
2750
3.08

84
open 7.5"
2750
3.45

86
open 7.5"
2750
3.73

87
open 7.5"
2750
4.10

91
open 8.8"
2750
3.27

92
open 8.8"
2750
3.08

95
open 8.8"
2750
3.55

96
open 8.8"
2750
3.73

97
open 8.8"
2750
4.10

98
open 8.8"
2750
4.56

F4
L/S 7.5"
2750
3.45

F6
L/S 7.5"
2750
3.73

F7
L/S 7.5"
2750
4.10

R5
L/S 8.8"
2750
3.55

R6
L/S 8.8"
2750
3.73

R7
L/S 8.8"
2750
4.10

R8
L/S 8.8"
2750
4.56
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it also says on the window sticker if you still have that.

i got R6 baby!!!! woohoo!!!!!

what does capacity mean?
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So according to that chart, I've got:

Code: R7
Description: L/S 8.8"
Capacity: 2750
Ratio: 4.10



Is the 4.10 ratio the most "prized"? Can can someone explain gearing ratios? Thankz
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i wish i had an R6 or R7 i got the damn open diff 3.73s
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yeah i got r6 thanks for the info.
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What's the diff between open and l/s differentials? What's the ratio mean?
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