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majik455
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posted 10-12-2005 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for majik455   Click Here to Email majik455     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can I put a 1971 mustang 9 inch under a 88 ranger with a 7.5? I think the 9 is longer and I see the shocks will need to be remounted. Has anyone done this? Thanks ron

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-12-2005 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the least you'll need to move the spring perches, because a truck has the leafs under the housing while a car has them underneath.

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MLariviere
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posted 10-12-2005 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why not see if you can get an 8.8 from an Explorer? It might be a direct bolt in,with disc brakes too boot!

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majik455
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posted 10-13-2005 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for majik455   Click Here to Email majik455     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard about the 8.8 dropin I know It can be done but that about the brakeing issue (Por valve ? Will I need a explorer master cylinder? etc) thanks Ron

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TomP
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posted 10-14-2005 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually the Exploder mounts the springs below too. You can get an 8.8 in a Ranger, look for one with a 4.0L V6. The 71 Mustang rear is 5 inches wider than the Ranger, you'd have to narrow it or use wheels like fronts on a duallie.

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MLariviere
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posted 10-20-2005 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TomP,can you just use the Explorer springs with the axle,or is there a way to mount it up?

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