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Ooooh I want one of those!

For your pinion nut, you may want to make sure you've got a torch also. I had to heat mine red red red hot about 3 times before I could spin it off with an impact.
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looks good.

You are going to keep the same length radius arms are you?
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looks good.

You are going to keep the same length radius arms are you?
I'm going to use those arms but probably extend them around 9"-12" inches and run some sort of Heim joint instead of a bushing.

I was thinking Johnny Joints but I'm still not sure.
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lookn good matt! learn fast on that bender so we can make **** for my build later on. my build will be a bit down a diff. path but i'll be bending tube!
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I'm going to use those arms but probably extend them around 9"-12" inches and run some sort of Heim joint instead of a bushing.

I was thinking Johnny Joints but I'm still not sure.
I am shooting for 12" on evans truck. We are using Ballisitc's 3" Johnny Joint which takes a 3/4" bolt :) Watch his thread... Tear down is less than 2 weeks.
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lookn good matt! learn fast on that bender so we can make **** for my build later on. my build will be a bit down a diff. path but i'll be bending tube!
Sounds good. I'm thinking my next project after the axles is going to have to be the bender and getting that setup and running.

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I am shooting for 12" on evans truck. We are using Ballisitc's 3" Johnny Joint which takes a 3/4" bolt :) Watch his thread... Tear down is less than 2 weeks.
I'll definitely keep an eye on that build. With both you guys on it you should leave me well in the dust. Haha...

Anyway, I'm already planning on going to the parents house again this weekend. Goal will be to completely assemble the 9" diff, and start the assembling the axle and rear disc kit. Definitely a lofty goal considering that I've never done a differential myself and I don't have anyone to really "help" over in Cheesehead land, but damn it, I'm gonna try. Haha...
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sounds good. i'll be needing to make some tube bumpers, sliders and a small rear bed cage etc
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The only die I have for the bender right now is for 1 5/8" tube... but I'll probably be picking some more up sooner or later. Just picked up the die my cage is going to be made out of first.
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You get it figured out! got to learn sometime. the 9" I hear is actually pretty easy
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You get it figured out! got to learn sometime. the 9" I hear is actually pretty easy
Yeah. It came apart way easier then 44 did. Once I get the Pinion Nut off it should be completely dissasembled. Then it's just a matter of assembling the new carrier with the new gears and making sure everything lines up right. Pretty sure I have all the tools I need and enough documents on how to check everything / how the 9" goes together to piece that bad boy back into place.
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Just be ready for a lot of trial and error!
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Is your truck an auto? If so how are you going to run a tone ring on the 9in?

Just curious....

Everything looks good so far man. Good luck!
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Is your truck an auto? If so how are you going to run a tone ring on the 9in?

Just curious....

Everything looks good so far man. Good luck!
Umm... I don't know? Haha...

More or less my tranny was kind of going to crap anyway so more then likely I'm going to be changing the entire drivetrain at some point during this. I'm not sure if this truck will ever be "road" worthy again also. Not really worried about it at this point. At this point, I think I would just like it to move under it's own power at some point with the new axles under there.

There is so much about the electronics in this that I haven't even begun to think about. Haha... probably in over my head, but quite frankly I'll learn more this way anyway.
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yes.. "at some point"




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Umm... I don't know? Haha...

More or less my tranny was kind of going to crap anyway so more then likely I'm going to be changing the entire drivetrain at some point during this. I'm not sure if this truck will ever be "road" worthy again also. Not really worried about it at this point. At this point, I think I would just like it to move under it's own power at some point with the new axles under there.

There is so much about the electronics in this that I haven't even begun to think about. Haha... probably in over my head, but quite frankly I'll learn more this way anyway.
drop a newer 4.0L in it, with the 5r55e trans then it wont matter what axles you are using or Tcase...
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Umm... I don't know? Haha...

More or less my tranny was kind of going to crap anyway so more then likely I'm going to be changing the entire drivetrain at some point during this. I'm not sure if this truck will ever be "road" worthy again also. Not really worried about it at this point. At this point, I think I would just like it to move under it's own power at some point with the new axles under there.

There is so much about the electronics in this that I haven't even begun to think about. Haha... probably in over my head, but quite frankly I'll learn more this way anyway.
Your not going to want to drive it with out some sort of VSS hooked up. The trans will not shift correctly ( hold gears way to long and shift very hard ).

When i put the exploder axle in mine, i didnt bother puting the tone ring on and it sucked......bad. Drove it from Traverse City up to school (300 miles) and thought the trans was gonna blow up the whole time.

One option might be find a t-case out of an earlier truck with the VSS in the t-case.
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drop a newer 4.0L in it, with the 5r55e trans then it wont matter what axles you are using or Tcase...
or a 5.0 with a c6!
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drop a newer 4.0L in it, with the 5r55e trans then it wont matter what axles you are using or Tcase...
What's the difference between the 5r55e that's in mine and the 5r55e behind the SOHC?
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Your not going to want to drive it with out some sort of VSS hooked up. The trans will not shift correctly ( hold gears way to long and shift very hard ).

When i put the exploder axle in mine, i didnt bother puting the tone ring on and it sucked......bad. Drove it from Traverse City up to school (300 miles) and thought the trans was gonna blow up the whole time.

One option might be find a t-case out of an earlier truck with the VSS in the t-case.
ah i like the 4.0 idea. lol
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or a 5.0 with a c6!
that could work too, how much would that weigh compared to the 4.0?
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What's the difference between the 5r55e that's in mine and the 5r55e behind the SOHC?
bell housing maybe? not really sure. but the trans behind my engine has the Vss sensor right on it.
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In case anyone is curious to my question. I wonder if that means it's just a matter of getting my hands on a newer 5r55e. Wonder if that will work with a 99 PCM. Guess I'll have to research it a bit more.

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In 1995 the Ranger stopped using a mechanical speedometer cable and relied on the VSS in the transmission/transfer case to provide it with a signal for speed.

The 1998-2000 Rangers are not equipped with a VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) receives vehicle speed information from the antilock brake system rear wheel speed sensor. The raw signal from the ABS/VSS sensor on the rear axle goes directly to the Explorer 4WABS module where the signal is corrected for tire diameter. Then the corrected signal is sent to the PCM, speed control, cluster, etc. In this system, the PCM is an end user of the corrected VSS signal.

Starting in 2001, the Ranger gets its raw speed signal from the OSS (Output Shaft Speed) sensor on the transmission/transfer case. The OSS sensor is a magnetic pickup that provides transmission output shaft rotation speed information to the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) where it is corrected for tire diameter and axle ratio.

The PCM uses the OSS sensor signal to help determine EPC (Electronic Pressure Control) pressure, shift scheduling and TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) operation. The PCM outputs the corrected VSS pulse to the speed control and the cluster. In this system the PCM is the correction and distribution point for the VSS signal.
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Probably need a newer PCM, who knows. lol
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yeah i'm basically a 98-2000 ranger now. all my speed is taken from the rear axle. but i think i still have a bad sensor or somthn cause its still not working. but funny thing is, my truck shifts and runs perfect even though i have no speedo. it should be in limp mode
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Ok. Well here's the latest update from this past weekend. Didn't even start reassembly of the axle for a couple reasons. Folks needed a hand around the house with chores, and I realized I didn't have access to a press to get the bearings on. Well damn.

Then we called over my dad's friend (the guy who's barn I'm using) and he said that this weekend he'd help me put together the differential. Turns out he's an ex-mechanic who has done 100s of diffs so we should be in good shape. Might even get the tires on this weekend and have it rolling around. How sick would that be? Haha....

So... here is the differential completely disassembled. Only picture I took.

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