fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, January 19 1998 Volume 02 : Number 020
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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An even easier solution would be to find a junker 4X4 with a LS rear
end. My 94 4X2 came with a 3.55 LS rear end (Trailer Package), and the
sales brochure claimed a 3.75 for the 4X4 with the same package.
Hope this helps,
>Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 01:10:23 EST
>Subject: Ranger 3:73 gear upgrade/fesiablity
> I have a 96' 4x2 Ranger with the 3.0L V6. I have added a number of
>performance upgrades including a Flowmaster dual exuast and a power chip
>the biggest. My question is, now I want to upgrade my current 7.5 3:55
>end to a 3:75 axle ratio. Getting the gears are easy and cheap but the
>I have been getting for instalation are big $$. A friend of mine said he
>do it (hes ASE cert.) but we thought of another possibility. Most 2.3L
>Rangers came with a 7.5 3:73 rear end. Its been pointed out to me that it
>would be easier to swap the 2.3L rear end out with my 3:55. I have already
>found a wrecked 90' model 2.3L for a donor. My question is, Would the axle
>the exact same thing as my 96', or would I have to modify anything? Or
>have to step up to another year or possibly my own year for direct bolt on
>purposes. Or would it be better just to dump the cash out for replacement
>gears in my current diff?
> Thanks for any help
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 08:43:26 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: tooooo sweeeett!!!
sounds like a great truck, all it needs now is four wheel drive, 44
inch boggers, dana 44 fornt axle, and a ford nine inch rear axle....:)
- ---Luke Wells wrote:
> You wanna see what a real ranger should look like? Check out this
> months "Truckin" magazine
> the last story is a 97 extended cab yellow splash with a 5.0 V-8
> cobra engine with a super
> charger, i don't have all the stats but it pushes out around 385
> it has the silver mustang cobra
> r wheels, all around disc brakes, a cobra shifter, a 3" 4" drop, and
> some smooth as hell replacement
> ford emblems, check out the engine cover that has Ranger 5.0 instead
> mustang 5.0, and the side
> ranger emblem is totally redone with yellow lettering with a cobra
> interwoven into it, man if i was only
> rich, huhhhh, check it out and respond
DO YOU YAHOO!?
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 19:22:19 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Web chat reminder
Web chat in 40 minutes (8pm, EST) to celebrate our 1st anniversary.
See you there!
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