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Old 08-31-2010, 07:26 PM
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Cool What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

I'm having problems figuring this out fift gear really bogs out on me I now it the tires I got( 35") so I whant to do a gear change I got a ford ranger edge 3.0 step cab with a fox lift 7" front 5" rear. were do I go about getting the right gears to fit the truck? I know that there are diffrent sizes and I'm not sure what mine is. Is there any way I can mesure my differential
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

Wait for someone smarter to chime in, but you have to look at the numbers on the sticker inside your door to figure out what gears you have.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

See this post to find out what you've got:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html

See this post to figure out what you want:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/wheel...tio-guide.html

I'm still stock, so maybe others can chime in with personal experience.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

If you got 35's get 4.88's. People run 4.88's with 35's and their 4.0's. You're 3.0 would definitely needs those gears for that size tire.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

Were would I go about getting the right size for it I know there's diffrent size differentials how do I know what I got
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

Door sticker. It's inside the drivers side door jam.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

im gonna go out on a limb here by saying a 3.0l should probably have A 7.5 inch rear end but i could be wrong
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:05 PM
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Yea his best bet would be to get a 8.8 rear from an Explorer. Then he could get 5.13's since he's 2wd(which I didn't know before) and have even better power.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:06 PM
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Nice man that's everithing I need to know you guys kick ass I been looking everywere for this info I just found this forum today that's so sweet I'm gonna get right on it eBay. thank you!!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

So you're
telling me the rear end off an explored will fit direct on the ranger? And if so witch year and make I would deffenetlly consider doing that I can always pull one off the junk yard
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

The only thing that has to be done is the spring perches have to be re-welded because Explorers are "spring-under" where our trucks are not.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

your going to have to look for an explorer older then 02 because they went to a independant rear end also another good part about doing an explorer rear end swap is that you get disk brakes on the rear
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: What gear ratio should I use if I got 35" tires and where do I get it

i have 4.10s and it works pretty well
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