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tswallow2011 04-14-2015 08:47 AM

solid axle swap
 
im looking to solid axle swap my ranger just dont kno what is a good axle to use any help is greatful

1991SuperCabXLT 04-14-2015 09:21 AM

The "best" axle to use is all up to your skill set and what you use the truck for. My advice is to look at build threads on other sites that use different axles and set ups then decide witch is best for you. What kind of spring to you plan on using? Leafs, coils, air shocks, coilovers?

tswallow2011 04-14-2015 09:27 AM

i have 8 inch lift springs out of my 85 toyota amd my plan is to drive the truck still on the road bit still be able to play in the mud and im looking to use jeep axles but dont kno whats best cuz i need manual lockout huds for 4x4

1991SuperCabXLT 04-14-2015 01:41 PM

What size tires you planning on? Since you are going with leafs find an axle already set up for one. A Dana 30 will not be able to handle too big of a tire for long.

tswallow2011 04-14-2015 08:43 PM

idk tire size yet i have 35s on it now with tbars and body lift i want to go to like 38s or biger

1991SuperCabXLT 04-15-2015 06:01 AM

If you want bigger than 38s I would be looking at Dana 60s. They are already set up for leafs but they are full width. You can either narrow the axle or move the mounting points for the leafs on the frame outward.

Bigcat1911 04-15-2015 06:24 AM

Re: solid axle swap
 
those are big tires. may want to 5.0 swap as well for more power. or run 5.10 gears

1991SuperCabXLT 04-15-2015 06:35 AM

If he was gonna swap axle I figured he would swap gears also. I would say if he regeared to 5.13 or lower he would be fine with his current motor unless it is a 4 cylinder.

Bigcat1911 04-15-2015 06:40 AM

Re: solid axle swap
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1991SuperCabXLT (Post 2439743)
If he was gonna swap axle I figured he would swap gears also. I would say if he regeared to 5.13 or lower he would be fine with his current motor unless it is a 4 cylinder.

thats what i meant i feel dumb now asying 5.10 haha

tswallow2011 04-15-2015 10:13 AM

its got a 4.0 in it and its getting a 460 in it just dnt kno what i can run axle wise that has the same lug patteren and has manual lockouts

Logan03CO 04-15-2015 10:24 AM

Re: solid axle swap
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tswallow2011 (Post 2439840)
its got a 4.0 in it and its getting a 460 in it just dnt kno what i can run axle wise that has the same lug patteren and has manual lockouts

If you are engine swapping a 460 & wanting to run "38's or bigger"....why would you be concerned about lug pattern???

tswallow2011 04-15-2015 10:30 AM

cuz i want to run my same rims on my truck and i alredy did a 8 lug swap on my other ranger

Logan03CO 04-15-2015 10:34 AM

Re: solid axle swap
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tswallow2011 (Post 2439856)
cuz i want to run my same rims on my truck

Ok - Good luck with that.

Running the same 'rims' would be the least of my worries given everything else a setup like that will require.

Keep us updated!

tswallow2011 04-15-2015 11:24 AM

i was looking to figure out what jeep axle i could run

tswallow2011 04-15-2015 11:26 AM

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this is the one i did my 8 lug swap on and hard to tell but has a 460 init


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