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Old 04-19-2011, 11:01 AM
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Default Help with axle codes!

So i was thinking about instead of gearing just getting an axle swap. How hard is this...can anything be really affected by it could i do it with a 98 explorer to 97 ranger? and the axle codes page is down does anyone by chance know what a 45 is? my brother is running 30's on his explorer and im running 33's. just wanna see what his gearing is.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:03 AM
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45 is an open diff with 3.55 gears
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:05 AM
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45 is an open diff with 3.55 gears
alright well...i guess ill keep my 3.73. you think i could fine a 4.10 at a junk yard easily?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:07 AM
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i managed to find one. you just gotta get lucky.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 AM
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i managed to find one. you just gotta get lucky.
alright, by the way i dont know if you have any knowledge of this but my speedometer isnt working or ofcourse my odemeter or my dashboard lights, if i got a new instrament cluster would this fix the problem? i have been to the ford place and they say i need a new one or this one fixed and that it would be a few hundred dollars and i said no.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:17 AM
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the lights are burned out? there's a how to on here for changing your dash lights to LEDs i'm pretty sure, search for it and either do the LED upgrade or get the same size halogen bulb to replace the burned out ones.

as far as the speedometer not working ,what do you mean? does the needle move at all, or does it just sit at 0?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:23 AM
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on the speedometer, it only works on cold morning until it gets warm, but it does not move it sits on 0.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Help with axle codes!

An Explorer rear axle is spring under and your ranger is spring over. you will have to flip the spring perches to keep your ride height.

If you are looking for a new rear end, you are going to have to regear your front axle too. They need the same gears front and rear or you will have one spinning faster then the other.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:20 PM
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use www.car-part.com search salvage yards in your entire state.

I found one using it. It was a 06 FX4 Level II 8.8 4.10 L/S with 6K miles for 500 bucks
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