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FX4 Level II axle FTW!!!!!!!!!

Went and picked this axle up out of a 2006 FX4 Level II with 8,xxx miles on it

Cant wait better mpg and my speedo will be normal WHOO HOO!!!!!!

Hopefully will swap it in on friday

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right on man good find -- i would just just swapped an explorer in (:

why are you well actually how are you plannin on getting better mpg?
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right on man good find -- i would just just swapped an explorer in (:

why are you well actually how are you plannin on getting better mpg?
I couldnt find a good explorer axle plus I dont want rear disk breaks

I only have 3.55 gearsnow with the 4.10 gears it will be back to stock with the 31" tires

I may not but thats what I was told
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Nice. I wouldn't mind having an Expo or LII axle.
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You bastard! lol......how much did you fork out if you don't mind me asking? I ALMOST got one from an '03 L2 w/ 50k(same one my seats came out of) but the yard "lost" my axle.
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are you sure thats a 31 spline 8.8?

looks kinda small at the ends
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You bastard! lol......how much did you fork out if you don't mind me asking? I ALMOST got one from an '03 L2 w/ 50k(same one my seats came out of) but the yard "lost" my axle.
I paid 200 plus the gas to go get it so $280.00

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are you sure thats a 31 spline 8.8?

looks kinda small at the ends
here are the numbers off the tag

Axle Model V3I3U
Gear Ratio 4L10
Ring Gear 88
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sounds good to me man!
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The main tube diameter of a 31-spline Ranger axle is 3.25", 28-splines are smaller. Throw a caliper on there and you'll know for sure. One more give away - the 31-spline Rangers have a tag that says 75W140 SYNTH OIL ONLY.
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yeah looks like a 28 spline to me
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looks like a lvl2 to me, see the mounting holes on the pumpkin next to the pinion ? that is what the explorers used to have.

its a 31 spline. i am 99.9% sure
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Do like rwenzig said, check the axle tube diameter.

Zabeard, Maurice's '97 Ranger 28 spline 8.8 axle had that same 3 hole for the horizontal shock.
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No need to check it is a 31 spline see the tag i had to take it off so I could get a good picture

I wont need the friction modifier for this axle will I???

Or it is still LS

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if you run full synthetic gear oil, then you don't need the friction modifier, but if you run a conventional gear oil then you will.
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Eff it.....pull the drums, pull the cover, pull the spiders, pull the pin, pull the c-clips, pull the shaft, and count. lol.



oh wait.........that's an open rear i was talking about. oops.
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Eff it.....pull the drums, pull the cover, pull the spiders, pull the pin, pull the c-clips, pull the shaft, and count. lol.

I got the complete unit so I wouldnt have to mess with all the putting together.

Im scared now I dont know what I got Im gonna probbaly screw it up and put in the wrong oil not fill it enough and it will blow up.

Who wants to buy a ford ranger axle????



Lets figure this out

It has a tag that says 75w140 sythetic oil only
Axle code says 4L10 88
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4L10 88 = 4.10 limited slip, 8.8"
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if you run full synthetic gear oil, then you don't need the friction modifier, but if you run a conventional gear oil then you will.
Oil my wife just brought home is synthetic but says it has the friction modifier in it??
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Oil my wife just brought home is synthetic but says it has the friction modifier in it??
Any 75W140 synthetic is fine. No need to worry about the friction modifier because the geared Torsen L/S doesn't require it - FM is used to prevent chatter in the clutch type Traction Lok L/S.
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You will be fine.

You will need new u-bolts and u-bolt plates though because f the different size axle tubes.
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You will need new u-bolts and u-bolt plates though because f the different size axle tubes.
True. Since the LII parts are probably not going to be easy to find used, I would try the u-bolts and plates from a 96-back F150.
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mine came with that stock, good find bud!
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True. Since the LII parts are probably not going to be easy to find used, I would try the u-bolts and plates from a 96-back F150.
will F-150 plates work? they have a 2.5" wide spring.
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will F-150 plates work? they have a 2.5" wide spring.
so do rangers.

i am using the f150 plates with my D60 and i used them with my 31 spline axle. they are dirt cheap through the dealer!
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