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Old 01-28-2011, 06:41 AM
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Default 7.5 to 8.8 swap

I have an 89 xlt 4x4 with extended cab. My current diff is a 7.5 open with 3.73 gears. I am wanting to change out for an 8.8 L/S with the same gears. I am heading to the JY in a couple of weeks and was wondering what I can pull from that would bolt up to mine.

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:51 AM
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1989-1992

8.8" ring gear, ABS, 10" brakes, 3.73 ratio
8.8" ring gear, ABS, 9" brakes, 3.73 ratio
8.8" ring gear, w/o ABS; 10" brakes, 3.73 ratio
8.8" ring gear, w/o ABS; 9" brakes, 3.73 ratio
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: 7.5 to 8.8 swap

Any ranger with a 4.0 http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...-rear-end.html < I just learned all the 4.0's have 8.8's
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Is anything other than a ranger a direct bolt up, and is any ranger year a direct bolt up?
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Is anything other than a ranger a direct bolt up, and is any ranger year a direct bolt up?
I believe you are limited to 89-92 rangers
Explorers maybe but you would have to like with the newer ones relocate the shock mount.
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