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Old 04-16-2013, 04:18 PM
JinxedRanger82 JinxedRanger82 is offline
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Angry Blew my 8.8 rear end....Need Help Please.

I'm new to this site and also new to differential problems so please excuse my ignorance if any. I need all the help i can get

I have a 2002 ford ranger edge 4x4 with a open 8.8 differential and a 3.73 gear ratio....My spider gears must have locked up and bent the carrier pin (if thats what it's called) and sent my spider gears through my diff. cover and messed up my carrier.

But my question is....I'm having trouble finding a rear end with my gear ratio.....how important is it to have the same gear ratio? or is it a must? I'm also wondering if i have any other options as far as rear ends go....I don't have much money so i'm not picky. Any help is much appreciated. Thank You
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:20 PM
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I'm new to this site and also new to differential problems so please excuse my ignorance if any. I need all the help i can get

I have a 2002 ford ranger edge 4x4 with a open 8.8 differential and a 3.73 gear ratio....My spider gears must have looked up and bent the carrier pin (if thats what it's called) and sent my spider gears through my diff. cover and messed up my carrier.

But my question is....I'm having trouble finding a rear end with my gear ratio.....how important is it to have the same gear ratio? or is it a must? I'm also wondering if i have any other options as far as rear ends go....I don't have much money so i'm not picky. Any help is much appreciated. Thank You
extremal impotent to have the same gears in back as in front you can change the rear just as long as your change the front too
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Blew my 8.8 rear end....Need Help Please.

That's what I thought...thank's. I knew my uncle didnt know what he was talking about...lol.....I'm no expert....but this obstacle sure is making me learn I guess it makes sence that the front and back wheels should not be rotating at different speeds...
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'm new to this site and also new to differential problems so please excuse my ignorance if any. I need all the help i can get

I have a 2002 ford ranger edge 4x4 with a open 8.8 differential and a 3.73 gear ratio....My spider gears must have locked up and bent the carrier pin (if thats what it's called) and sent my spider gears through my diff. cover and messed up my carrier.

But my question is....I'm having trouble finding a rear end with my gear ratio.....how important is it to have the same gear ratio? or is it a must? I'm also wondering if i have any other options as far as rear ends go....I don't have much money so i'm not picky. Any help is much appreciated. Thank You
I think your best option would be to find a carrier and replace the ring and pinion gears with a after market set of the ratio you need.

I take it the axle housing fine and usable?

I would replace the carrier bearing and the pinion bearing too...
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:55 PM
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Go to car part dot com searches all the junkyard for whatever you want. Just put in postal code and find the closest one
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:18 PM
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That's what I thought...thank's. I knew my uncle didnt know what he was talking about...lol.....I'm no expert....but this obstacle sure is making me learn I guess it makes sence that the front and back wheels should not be rotating at different speeds...
If it was 2wd it wouldn't matter, you could throw in whatever you wanted. Or you can throw in whatever you want & never use 4wd again, your call. HOWEVER if you can, get the same ratio, 3.73s, with a limited slip diff. It will be better off road, and in snow.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:47 PM
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really? where in canada are ya at? theres loads by me.
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