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Old 07-31-2010, 02:19 AM   #1
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Explorer ring & pinion question.

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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Old 07-31-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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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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