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Old 07-10-2010, 08:08 PM
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1988 ranger front axle swap

I have a 88 ranger 4WD date 6-88 that needs a new front end. I have found one from a 89 4WD date 11-88 . are these interchangable? The ratio is the same . the only differance I can see is the 89 has a sway bar & mine does not . (it appears that there are some extra holes in the frame where the sway bar could mount ). I can live without the sway bar I just need the new front end . so anyone know if these axles are interchangable with eaqch other. I was hoping to pull the new one with radius arms installed & pull mine with radius arms installed & just sliding the 89 right in ?
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:56 AM
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should fit, differences between 88 and 89 are mostly trim and cosmetics.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:52 AM
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same assembly - if you can get the sway bar without much additional cost - go ahead and put it on. Yours ahould have had one originally.
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