Ranger axles, ok to get from 4x4?

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  1. BlackFox5.0

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    I got one ranger axle from a RWD ranger, and older one no idea on the year, and I am in the middle of pulling one out of a 4x4 ranger, but i notcied it has posi, can I still use the drivers side axle from it? all I have to take out the wrist pin....
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    yup, you got it. Just get two long ranger axles (or broncoII, aerostar) Don't forget the drums, and some aerostars had an 8.8 and are longer.


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    They have to be from a 7.5 right? So I CAN use the drivers side axle from a 4x4 ranger? I'm using these with cadillac calipers so I don't need drums :)
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    i know i can use aerostar axles, but i found a ranger with no wheels on top of another car, so it's easy to get at the axle, i am just having problems getting the bolt that holds the wrist pin in out of the rear.....every 5/16" socket i try seems to round the bolt :(
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    the axles are 29 1/4" i think sound about right? (my mesaurement is not accurate) i measured from the outside edge of the hub to the end of the axle, it's definately past 29" but not by much
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    As long as it is not a 4.0. I think those had a different set up.
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    I think both had 2.9L engines, the RWD one did I think, the 4x4 I don't know, but they are both the same size....
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    You should be cool then.
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    At the bottom of this thread I saw a similar post, so I went to it, and I found this

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    First be sure to use 6 point sockets or box end wrenches. A 12 point will round that bolt for sure. Also get some good quality units. Sometimes you can use a Metric instead and that fits tigther if you start to round off the bolt.

    last thing, lefty loosy, righty tighty. Basically push it down!
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    I already got them out, I used 1/4" boxed wrench, on a screwdriver style bit some heat and a hammer, worked very well, i couldn't fit a ratchet with a socket in there...
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    I installed mine, and they are in for now. But I feel that they have too much end play. I am thinking of getting c clip eliminators. I don't need to spend that money, but I hate to lose an axle.
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    I can run new 03 cobra wheels with the axles right?
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    most SN95 5-lug wheels will fit......including the 03 Cobras
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    okay awesome, How much did you spend on the axles? I just got FREE rotors, hubs, and everything minus the spindles off a 99 v6 car for the front..eh better then the fox brakes i guess, so now im pushin the 5 lug idea alot more

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