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Old 03-27-2010
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shane... what is this?

so i was googling, and i came across this pic... shane, i'm thinking you might be able to answer what it is...

this isn't really what our front diffs consist of, are they? a flywheel style ring gear

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It's the Torsen T2 differential found on the rear 8.8" 31spline Rangers(select Fx4 models, namely the Level II's). That "flywheel style ring gear" is actually your ABS tone ring. Those little notches are what tell the sensor how fast the vehicle is going. The ring gear goes to the right of the tone ring(as pictured). There is no ring gear on that differential.
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ahhh, i didn't bother pming ya, didn't see a reason to, as the outlook of my first post didn't seem to be personal in nature or anything like that... only reason i asked you specifically, is the photobucket account that it is on, i believe is yours (came up on a search of "ranger level II")

when you say there is no ring gear on this differential, i assume you mean the exact one pictured, not this style? and the ring gear would be attached, so the teeth are facing away from the tone ring?

this would be for RABS trucks?
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but umm....did you notice the thread title? lol.

Yeah...I notice alot of my pics when I go googling too. lol. And yes, that's my bukit. You cannot haz it.
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uhhhh typo?

knew you would know the answer, kinda an attention grab... worked, didn't it?

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that is the rear axle ABS ring gear
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As the others have said its the ABS ring. Most cars have a similar setup. I know my Camaro had one but it was a lot wider, similar to a little dinky flywheel gear. On a side note I took the worthless 7.5" 10 bolt out of my Camaro and swapped in a Ford rear end that didn't have a reluctor ring in it. I got a little gear machined that was about 1/4th the size of the one in the rear (was running 3.90 gears) then had it pressed on to the yoke of my driveshaft. I then built a bracket off the transmission and mounted the sensor there. The ABS worked great. I just thought I'd post that incase anyone ever gets the idea to swap rear ends but keep ABS.
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I'd like to see the pinion that goes with that ring gear.

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I'd like to see the pinion that goes with that ring gear.


Mack truck rear end gears are actually very similar to those of that reluctor ring gear. Its part of what makes a Mack rear damn near industructable vs other conventional rears like Eatons.
Sorry don't have any great pics but this is the best that I can find.
MACK TRUCK CRD92 DIFFERENTIAL ASSY
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Mack truck rear end gears are actually very similar to those of that reluctor ring gear. Its part of what makes a Mack rear damn near industructable vs other conventional rears like Eatons.
Sorry don't have any great pics but this is the best that I can find.
MACK TRUCK CRD92 DIFFERENTIAL ASSY


True, but look how big that ring gear is. Even though it may be similar in design, there's no comparison between the two.
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