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Old 10-20-2009, 07:37 AM
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum. HI.

I just got hit by another truck in the rear and now my wheel is sitting slanted. I don't have pictures but I think I might need to replace the whole assembly. My truck bed is is also bent but might be able to pull it.

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When buying the rear axle assembly I have no idea what years are compatible? Should I do any upgrades while I am at it.

I drive 09 Ranger sport 2w

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:17 AM
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What gear ratio do you have? If you wanted to go +/- with your gearing, now would be the perfect time. As far as I know, you can use any Ranger axle from 1993-current, maybe even further back. Go for the stronger 8.8" with the limited slip differential, instead of the 7.5".
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:22 AM
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Here's the axle codes (stolen from STL)

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:43 AM
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Thanks alot for the info. I'm not sure what I want (not too mechanically inclined) but I want better haha.

How much do you think this will run me? Any tips for finding these?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:56 AM
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Wait to see what others have to say. I'm almost certain that any axle from the years I mentioned have the same spring/shock mounts, but I'm not quite sure when Rangers started getting the 8.8". That might narrow down the window of what years you can take one from....
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:28 PM
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Car-part.com will search your whole state and you can narrow down by distance

I got a 2006 fx4 level 2 with 8.8 4.10 L/S only had 6,000 miles for 500 dollars had to drive 1 hour and get it but was well worth it
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:29 PM
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If you know some one that can weld you could upgrade to a explorer rear axle with rear disc brakes

Need to relocate the spring perches and shock mounts
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