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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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drive train options for 89 ranger

My son has a 1989 Ranger 2wd with an really nice body. We are considering converting to 4wd and I was wondering what my drive train opions are. I was thinking that the easiest thing to do would be to find another ranger with 4x4 and just swap that drive train into his. Am I on the right track or should I be thinking along different lines. The truck currently has a 2.9 with an automatic. I have a few axle combos from my cj-7 that I could also use.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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Maybe Ford tech would be better?

Cj axles would be the wrong side to use a ford t case.

4x4 parts would be easier
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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your in the jeep tech section lol

but anyways, some will just simply take the whole TTB out from under another truck and bolt it into a 2wd truck. But you cannot do this on a 2wd ranger the engine crossmember is different. As far as ease a Jeep D30 would work being it matches the rear axles bolt pattern.
or you could do a early bronco 44 but the bolt pattern is different stock.

all kinds of fun info
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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Sorry guys. My bad

Could someone please move this.

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Old July 14th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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go to therangerstation.com and go to their forums and search for this, there is a lot of info about it, as far as an axle a jeep dana 30 would work, about the same width, same bolt pattern for rims, and the diff is on the correct side. If I can find my petersons issue, there is an article that they did this to a ranger.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #6
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I Would find a dana 35 ttb and use and 8.8 rear, 1354(i think) manual t-case. but yea trs is an awesome site for Rangers.
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Thanks for the replies. I will check out the ranger station. Would love to see that peterson issue also.

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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #8
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I Would find a dana 35 ttb and use and 8.8 rear, 1354(i think) manual t-case. but yea trs is an awesome site for Rangers.
in order to put a ttb underneath a 2wd ranger he would have to change the enigne crossmember
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