8.8 axle swap

Chris

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I'm swapping out my trashed 7.5 axle on my '98 ranger and swapping in an 8.8 out of a '91 ranger. Does anyone know if the u-joint on the differential side of the driveshaft is the same size?
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Chris
 

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Chris,
I believe they are the same. Check out The Ranger Station website, I believe they have a article on this topic. If not, try on one of their forums. Very good info on the site regarding all years of Rangers.

www.therangerstation.com

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swap in an explorer rear end you'll be happier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I actually just swapped a 7.5 for an 8.8 in my older ranger . It wasn't bolt in . I had to go to the driveline shop and get a new driveshaft flange and a conversion joint to make it work . Only costed me like 45 bucks total though . Other than that went right in . Hope that helps .


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On you rred one Dan? The older ones need a different flange but 94 and later they all thave the same flange.

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On the early trucks (before 94) the 7.5 had a smaller pinion flange bolt pattern then the 8.8's. You could get the driveshaft out of an 8.8, any 94 or newer, or do what dan did - your call. (BTW - I got a driveshaft out of a 4.0 for $40 from a junk yard when I did my 89. All trucks after 94 had the same size pinion flange whether 4.0/8.8 or not. Steve
 
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