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Old 02-04-2011, 04:01 PM
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Default 2000 axle swap

I have a 2000 ford ranger xlt 2.5l i want to swap in a 8.8 im planning on turboing my truck so i need a superior axle to hold the power i was wondering what is the easiest axle to swap meaning is there a direct bolt on i also want 3.73 gears and also what does l/s mean concerning axles..... limited slip? maybe? idk i want what ever i can get to make both wheels to spin i dont want one tire fire lol all knowlege is appriciated.

Btw my axle code is 85 idk if that helps but figured it might.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:19 PM
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pull a 8.8 out of any 4.0 ranger you can also use car-part.com. L/S is limited slip one tires spins and when it starts to loss traction the other one kicks in to pick up the slack
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:26 PM
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honestly it concerns me that you are worried about it being easy and bolt on if you are doing a turbo, im not being bitchy or rude, just wanna make sure you are ready. but i would step it up and get an exploder axle caus then you get disc brakes.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:54 PM
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honestly it concerns me that you are worried about it being easy and bolt on if you are doing a turbo, im not being bitchy or rude, just wanna make sure you are ready. but i would step it up and get an exploder axle caus then you get disc brakes.
I do not have a garage right now so i am in the process of moving but my buddy has a shop and i just want to get working on it by throwing ina stronger rear end. The turbo process wont start for like 6 monthes when im in my new home with my own garage. Also the explorer axle will that bolt right up or will i need to re weld the shock mounts or anything. Also i take no offense i could see where you are coming from but ive done my research im gathering parts now and will do the work down the road a bit.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:57 PM
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using the expo rear end you will need to re locate the spring perches and shocks mounts
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:45 AM
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using the expo rear end you will need to re locate the spring perches and shocks mounts
Cool man thanks for the info. Can I swap in any year ranger 4.0 axle in my 2000
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