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Old 01-22-2011, 11:40 PM
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Default Axle Swap - 09 Ranger

I want to do an axle swap for something a little bigger, like an 8.8 or something with disk brakes. I was wondering if this is a bolt-on affair or if its something thats gonna take some fabbing to get to fit. I've heard I can do a swap from an explorer, for the 8.8 with disks. Will it bolt on to my leafs and shocks? or do I need to do some work to get that to fit? Thanks for all your help in advance!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: Axle Swap - 09 Ranger

Explorer will work just gotta reloacate the spring mounts.
You can do a mustang disc swap. If your truck is a FX4 which I believe you just have a XLT you can do the mustang.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...-rear-end.html
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: Axle Swap - 09 Ranger

I just have the XL. Cheapest one they had. I dont care that much about having the disk brakes, it would just be nice to have them for the emergency brake. Need a bigger diff and different ratio for the big tires.

What does relocating the spring mounts entail? Cut em off and weld them in a different spot?
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Axle Swap - 09 Ranger

Ya you just have to cut them off and put them where the ranger ones are.

The explorer mounts with the shocks under the axle and the ranger mounts in shock over the top.
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