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1985 Ranger rear axle ?

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum' started by Cessco, August 13, 2019.

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Can I change out 85 3.08 gears with a 86 3.73? Are the housings the same?

  1. Yes they are the same.

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  2. No they are different.

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  1. Cessco

    Cessco New Member

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    I am rebuilding an 85 Ranger 2wd. I did body work back in the 70's and I am finding out that nothing is the same! I Am looking forward to talking and learning from some of the best with Rangers.
     
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  3. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Should swap, I don’t believe there is a carrier break, if that’s what you’re asking. But it would be easier to just swap the whole axle if it’s in good shape. Or swap in an 8.8 from a newer Ranger/ Explorer.
    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    They should both he 7.5"
     
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    There is no carrier break. Thanks! Will let you know what happens.
     
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    Hey thanks. Yes they are both 7.5. Appreciate your help.
     
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    yes you can swap 3.08 (never even heard of this ratio in a ranger!!?) for the 3.73 from a 86
    I thought the lowest they went was 3.27, I thought the 2.73 and 3.08 were only for the cars?
     
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    I never heard of that ratio in a pick up either. I just know it is too fast. Hey thanks for the info. Have a good one.
     
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    C93104D1-7903-4065-8F92-26A277B85A88.jpeg Ranger gear chart
    Jamie, our old 92 Explorer Sport even had 3.08, not very ‘sporty’!
     
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    Hey thanks. That's a nice clean chart. Shows what I needed to know. Thank you!
     
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    2E0AE8D8-8070-4676-9FF7-73F947BB9445.jpeg Well then here’s another!
     
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    Thank you Bill, I appreciate your help.
     
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