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Old 08-31-2007
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ranger 98 2.5 with 31" tires

i'm new with rangers, i have a 98 2.5, 2wd single cab, 4"lifted, 31" tires fit ok but the truck is slow, is necesary to change gears.

4.10? or 4.56?

what's the best way for a low buck swap?

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I have a set of 4.10 gears from my 7.5" rear for sale. This would increase your rate of acceleration and give it more "pep" in the low end. However you will turn slightly higher RPM's at highway speed.

A low buck swap would be to purchase a set of gears and swap them yourself. Are you comfortable with opening up that differential housing? Is your's LS?

An even lower buck swap would be to trade me a bit of Tijuana's finest product for the gears!
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thanks

i will use a 8.8 from explerer or 8.8 from ranger with 4.10.

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Theres some gear calculators around on the web if you search that'll tell you speeds for all your gears with tire size and diff gear changes. You can compare em to stock and make sure 4.10s are right.

Yeah you got it, the simplest way is to swap in an 8.8, and it gives you a stronger rear end too (as I'm sure you know). You might get lucky and get LS too.
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I'm running 4.10s with my 31s and a tired old 2.3 and seems just about right for me. Keeps me comfortably cruising around 80 on the highway. If I only did 65 though I'd probly want 4.56s. The nice thing about 4.10s is you can find TONS of stock ford RBV axles that already have them in it and just swap in the axle instead of having to have gears setup.
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i get a 8.8 4.10 from ecology for 50usd

i will swap this week end......

how to post pictures?
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done

2.5 engine, 31" tires, 4.10, 5 speed manual 140k miles.

18.25mi/gal

speedometer is ok i check with GPS.

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