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Old 09-14-2010, 10:44 PM
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94 ranger 2wd suspension lift id say 4 in frnt 3.5 n back. Running 31
s 15nch rims. Thinkin what gears will run good with those. I want a quick truck so something that can grab and go and still get decent gas.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:51 PM
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What's your engine? What trans? What's your current gearing? What's the stock tire size?? Gotta help us help you...




Without knowing anything, I'd vote 3.73 minimum. 4.10 optimum. Both these options are available already in stock axles...just toss the junkyard axle under the truck!
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:02 PM
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sry. 2.3L manual 4 speed with OD. Have to get other info tom.. know its stock Axle. and i dont know about size stock tires have to find tom. ill get stock gearing and tires tom and repost.. but ty for ur imput.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:04 PM
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DEFINITELY 4.10's for that underpowered 4banger. Yeah....4.10 is a must for that engine and 31's.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:10 PM
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sweet alright. ty. Helps me out alot.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:23 PM
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I'd guess that you've got either 3.73 or 3.55 in the stock 7.5" axle. 4.10 equipped axle choices are the Ranger 7.5" or upgrade to 28spline 8.8", or pop for an even bigger upgrade to a 95-05 Explorer 31spline 8.8 and get disc brakes as a bonus. Expo axle requires some work to bolt-up though.

Take a peek here for some info: http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html

Check out www.car-part.com as well for locating an axle. Or simply hit up your local yards with the info pulled from the link above....namely the pick-a-part type yards. Prices on axles are generally about $100 u-pull.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:34 PM
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Well ty for your help. Im going to take a look at a couple yards to see what they have.

I was going to ask i bought this truck lifted with tires. i dont think its geared cause of the power but just wondering is there a way to know for sure other then opening it up or is that wat i have to do.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:40 PM
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Not a problem man....we all started somewhere. Just returning the favor of those who got me goin'.


An easy way to find out is use that link to The Ranger Station and look at your door jamb and axle tag on the differential. That'll give you a baseline idea of your gearing. Then jack the back of the truck off the ground and spin a tire. Count how many times the driveshaft rotates for every one rotation of the tire. Take some chalk and scribble on the driveshaft if needed. Just more than 4 spins = 4.10. A little less than 4 = 3.73. If it's more like 3.5 = 3.55. It's not precise but it gives you a good idea.

4.10:1 = 4.10 rotations of the drive shaft to every 1 rotation of the tire.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:44 PM
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awesome alright ill be doing this tom then. ty for help guess il post more tom seein where i stand.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:36 AM
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Helpful stuff here!
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:10 AM
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Alright so did the gearing and looks to be .73 or the .55 so got that now i just gotta find me an axle.. might as well just upgrade it..
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