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Ford Ranger rear axle, 9" options? help please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    A buddy of mine has a newer Ranger, it still has the TTB front but he was hit in the rear not too long ago by a drunk driver. Bent his 8.8, ruined his leaf springs, bent the rim, and I think ruined one of his new Pit Bull tires. Anyway, he needs a new axle and wants to go 9". GIves him better options down the road(302 swap, d44 front axle), anyway what axles would fit this thing? Would the rear from an Early Bronco be a close swap? Help appreciated. Currie quoted him over 2K for a nothing really special 9" for it.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have seen some done with the first style bronco axles and still kept coils and radius arms.
     
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    thinking of the wrong axle I think. Talking rear axle. The front Is another story, he likes the TTB for now, someday after I run around with the S10 a bit I bet he'll put a D44 up front.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    no i saw the 9" and the 44 from old to new in the truck with 35x14.50x15 boggers and a 302 with c4 and tcase from the old style.
     
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    Some Exploders came with 9" axles in the early years. Might want to find out the drum to drum on one and compare.
     
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    ahh gotcha
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    that ranger was in a old mag from atleast 4-5 years ago. if i get time and have nothing else to do i can look threw my talllll stacks of mags for ya.
     
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    Actually the 8.8 came in 2 different versions and the Rangers has the wimpy one. Get an 8.8 from an explorer 95 to 01 and you will have bigger axle tubes, more splines and discbrakes. They are pretty stout and I am sure they are easier to find than the 9 inch.
     
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    I'm reading up over at The Ranger Station, they have a kickass tech library............

    I'm sure there's more info that can help him out over there..........
     
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    he was considering that also. Decided to get the Currie 9" though. His money his choice, I don't care to try and talk him out of it.
     

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