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Old 10-19-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default 7.5 to 8.8 swap

I'm thinking of getting an axle with l/s. Right now I have a 7.5" rear axle with 3:73 gear ratio, would a 8.8" axle out of a newer ranger just bolt right up and are the U-joints the same size? thanks for any info.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: 7.5 to 8.8 swap

I'm considering the same thing. From what they've told me on here, there shouldn't be any issues doing a swap. You may need to swap the pinion flange from one axle to another to get the drive shaft to mate up correctly.

The nut for the flange is outside the axle where the driveshaft bolts onto the flange. You will need a puller to pull the flange off if you need to swap them out.
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