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Old 08-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Dana 28 Ford 7.5 to Dana 35 Ford 8.8

What changes do I need for a Dana 35 Ford 8.8 in a 1987 Ford Ranger?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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http://www.therangerstation.com/tech..._D35_swap.html
You may have to shorten the front drive shaft. I installed the 6 inch lift when I swapped mine so I didnt need to shorten the shaft.

As far as the rear if its a ranger 8.8 its bolt in swap other then the flange on the dif. You will have to swap the one off your old axle or run a conversion joint. Or you can do what i did and use the drive shaft of the newer truck and mate it with you stock one.
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As far as the rear if its a ranger 8.8 its bolt in swap other then the flange on the dif. You will have to swap the one off your old axle or run a conversion joint. Or you can do what i did and use the drive shaft of the newer truck and mate it with you stock one.
It only bolts in after you weld on spring perches and shock brackets.
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It only bolts in after you weld on spring perches and shock brackets.
he said if you use a RANGER 8.8, which is already SOA...

explorer 8.8's need the perches flipped and shock tabs welded on to bolt in a ranger or b2.
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Oh okay Thanks guys I will HOPEFULLY Be doing this soon after I get my transmission,wiring harness, and title fixed to be street legal
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not to threadjack here but i have a 7.5 in my 87 as well and i want to swap an 8.8, anyone have a part number for the conversion u-joint? im having trouble figuring out my u-joint now and the size i need for the 8.8
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not to threadjack here but i have a 7.5 in my 87 as well and i want to swap an 8.8, anyone have a part number for the conversion u-joint? im having trouble figuring out my u-joint now and the size i need for the 8.8
EDIT: The link I posted didn't say what I thought....

I believe it's a 1330-1310 joint though.
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sorry im on my phone, shane96, your post is showing up blank
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