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Old January 30th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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I'm looking to put a spool in my 92' ranger 4x4 as well as some sort of locking or limited slip in the front. Not sure how to tell what rear end I have either. If anybody has information on where I can get a spool from as well as good diff lockers for the front as well as how to tell which rear end I have, that would be great.

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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #2
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What motor do you have???? that'll tell you what axles you have basically

typically a 4.0 = 8.8, and anything else = 7.5


As for the front axle ID- it's complicated, but the short of it is this:

If do have a 4.0 motor, you've more than likely have atleast a dana 35 housing in the front. The internals are iffy. Basically, ford decided it would be smart to use left over Dana 28 internals in some dana 35 housings - call it a "gay ass hybrid axle). It's easy to see if you've got one of those though - all you have to do is pull the front diff plug and look inside. If you see the carrier, it's a 35. If you see the main cap for the carrier bearing then it's a 28. Again, this will only apply if you've got a 4.0 motor....anything else and it's a 28.

If you've got a 7.5 and dana 28, I'd look for completly new axles....but it depends on what you want to do. If you plan on actually wheeling it hard, the 7.5 can usually handle the torque a small motor can make, but typically the D 28 will explode, especially when locked - the axle shafts/hubs/whole axle is week....


if you've got a true 35 up front, a jeep dana 35 carrier/lockrite style locker will work in it.

If you've got an 8.8 in the rear, it's only going to be a 28 spline model, and if you plan on running 33's or smaller it'll hold up fine with a locker....anything over 33's and you should consider an explorer rear axle as they're 31 spline.....
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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im guessing he has a d35 front and 7.5 rear.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #4
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cant - if you've got a 35 you've got an 8.8 in the rear

the 7.5 and d28 were axle pairs

the 8.8 and 35 are axle pairs (but you can have the jive 35/28 hybrid - but still have to have the 8.8 in the rear)
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #5
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im pretty sure it was the 93 and up Rangers with the d35 and 8.8 pair. Maybe im wrong..i heard that somewhere tho.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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they stop putting the hybrid frts in after 91..........Ranger i wheel with has factory D35 frt and 7.5 out back.........

everything ranger related you could ask for


pretty sure most spools require a c-clip elimnator and i have heard ford axles with elimantor kits don't hold up well off road
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #7
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Nobody makes a c-clip eliminator for the truck 8.8's explorer's and rangers included. C-clip eliminators are required for a full spool. If it has the 4.0 (and it should) it should have a 8.8 and dana 35.
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I have a 2.9 in it, the axle code on the door says 95 from which i have found on the net to be an open 8.8. not sure if thats entirely true but...
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I confirmed that my truck does have the 8.8 by identifying the differnces in bolt pattern from the 8.8 and 7.5.
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any body know anybody with a 1992 Ford Explorer 4x4 with a 4.0 engine and manual transmission that hopefully runs?? if not running i guess thats ok too.
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day late and a dollar short............last week i finished a 91 explorer swap to a 90 ranger

We did a 2.9L removal and wirng harness and changed to a 91 4.0L and wiring harness

what tranny do you have in your ranger and do you know the gear ratio yet
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i have a 3.55 ratio
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they stop putting the hybrid frts in after 91..........Ranger i wheel with has factory D35 frt and 7.5 out back.........

everything ranger related you could ask for


pretty sure most spools require a c-clip elimnator and i have heard ford axles with elimantor kits don't hold up well off road
yeah i knew some rangers had the d35 and 7.5 combo.
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