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Old 10-28-2009, 06:25 PM
fordkidjr fordkidjr is offline
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i realy dont know where to put this about a rear end but im usen a bronco II rear end same as an ranger its a 7.5 i think has any one had problems usen a v8 with this rear end how did it hold up, worth usen
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:46 PM
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the 7.5 is pretty weak. I'd upgrade if it were me. Really it depends on the tires you'll be running on if it will hold up. You won't break it if you can't get traction, but if you do get traction, the bigger motor will break it faster.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:35 AM
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John is correct. The 7.5 will work if you run it with street tires and never get traction. If your planning on running it with over sized tires, I wouldn't recommend it. Larger tires cause more leverage on the axle shafts and gears. I guess it all depends on what you want out of the axle and how you drive it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:51 AM
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+3, for the reasons stated above. A 7.5" axle and a V8 together can be a bad combination.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:20 AM
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ya may take off and snap the axle
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:48 PM
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I put a Bronco II 7.5 w/3.73 LS, and it hooks up with the slapper bars just fine when 350+hp slammed to it..............

Here's vid if ya have any doubt (BTW: trucks been together 5yrs now with NO PROBLEMS):
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