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Old 05-02-2010, 12:13 PM
dungbeetle07 dungbeetle07 is offline
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Hi,
I'm pretty new to Rangers. I know my way around a tool box okay but I've never gotten in to a differential. Mine has a 7.5 Open End with 3.08 gears. With only swapping guts, can my diff be converted to 3.73 Trac Lock or Posi? 5th gear is only good on flat ground and I don't want any troubles pulling out of a boat ramp.

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Old 05-02-2010, 12:37 PM
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It can be done. Swapping the axle out with one from a junk yard might be cheaper. Not sure about what would be easier though. Either route would be about the same amount of work I would think...
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:32 PM
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Thank you. I did look at some prices for new "guts", about $500.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:11 AM
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Last I looked, a junk yard axle runs about $400ish.
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