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Explorer ring & pinion question.

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by t.r.c, July 31, 2010.

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      t.r.c New Member

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      Hello, i've been doing some research and cant find the answers i'm looking for. I have a 98 explorer sport, and i found a great deal on some 4.10 gears out of a 2001 ranger, but i know the ranger 8.8's are only 28 spline, so my question is, will they work in my explorer? Thanks for any help, and a speedy response would be greatly appreciated.
       
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      If you don't get an answer, pull an axle and count the number of splines, then you are sure.
       
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      It wont work - the axle shafts wont slide into the carrier and w/o the axle shafts, your vehicle isn't going anywhere. You can swap the entire axle but I think that requires some fabrication because of the difference in spring location (mounting width and SOA vs SUA).
       
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      Why can't he just swap the ring and pinion onto the carrier in the axel in his truck?

      I can't think of a reason.

      For that matter, he could swap everything except the housing.
       
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      Youre correct - you can use the ring and pinion. I was talking about the carrier - which the original poster didn't even mention - doh!
       

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