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Swap for F-150 front diff?

I could be totally off on this one, but i was thinking.....Since after lifting, and running larger tires, 35"+, the d35 in our ranger tends to be a weak point. Now i had 'heard' that the front diff in newer f-150s is a reversed 8.8. If this is true, would it be possible to swap the 2 and keep your IFS? If done correctly, you would have a MUCH stronger front end and even could run larger tires.

Just a thought, i want to see what you other guys have to say..
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youd prolly havta do a complete swap of all fwd components, since the ranger components prolly wont fit
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anything can be done! DO IT! and with the f150 control arms, you will prob get a wider stance also!
but with a cradle lift.. the drop brackets may be too wide for the ranger frame, but those are easilsy made if you have the tools and know how
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probably would take a lot of fab work for it to work........would have to have custom CV's made.....
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i dont think it can be done. i mean it could be but it would be alot more hassle than a SAS.

i dont really think that is the weak point.

I think the balljoints, wheel bearings and steering are the weak points.
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Ya the f150 stuff is alot larger, would probably be a pita.

I was just wondering what you guys thought..
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ahhh just flop in a Dana 60 and you will be good to go
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i dont think it can be done. i mean it could be but it would be alot more hassle than a SAS.

i dont really think that is the weak point.

I think the balljoints, wheel bearings and steering are the weak points.
i agree totally.
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ahhh just flop in a Dana 60 and you will be good to go
lmao...

5.0 will be in before a SFA, unless my IFS is SHOT before then.
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lmao...

5.0 will be in before a SFA, unless my IFS is SHOT before then.
oh,if goes the same rout as mine and zach's,it will be i guess about a year.
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oh,if goes the same rout as mine and zach's,it will be i guess about a year.

lol

you can do anythin with enough time and money!
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lol

you can do anythin with enough time and money!

and a welder, torch,JB weld,, and of course duct tape
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and a welder, torch,JB weld,, and of course duct tape
dont forget zipties how in hell you gonna keep the axle in there
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^^^lmao!
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ahh yes did forget the zip ties... assorted colors adds HP just for a lil speed secret
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and colored wireloom.... mmmmmmmm
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8.8 isnt that strong anyway...
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ha, its a hell of alot stronger than whats under there right now!

8.8 is supposidly stronger than a d44.

The Ranger IFS holds a d35...

Do the math..
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LOL, 8.8 = D44 in strenght.

id perfer some better CV joints instead.
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Well if this swap was done, im sure custom length CVs would have to be made.

But then again, all that work and you still have IFS? forget it..
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