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Old 01-22-2006, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
Shayne
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Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar

I'd like to swap the standard axle in my van for a limited-slip unit. The
van had no interior items when I bought it ($300) and likes to spin the
right rear, especially when the road is damp or wet (5-spd tranny).

Logic states that two wheels trying to propel the vehicle from a stop will
lessen the chances of spinning one wheel uselessly, increasing the traction.

Anyone know what I get the axle from that will fit?

Thanx in advance!

-Shayne


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Old 01-23-2006, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar

Not sure about the axle Shane.
Maybe your tires are uneven on the back axle, making it easier to slip
on the one side. Inflation, tread design, pressure, and wear all make a
difference.

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Old 01-24-2006, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar

I'm pretty sure that the Aerostar was built on a Ranger platform. If you
call the junkyard, they should be able to tell you if a Ranger axle will
fit. I'm 90% sure it will.

The other option would be to make the existing axle limited slip. You can
buy a kit, I think, to do that.

CJB

"Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> I'd like to swap the standard axle in my van for a limited-slip unit. The
> van had no interior items when I bought it ($300) and likes to spin the
> right rear, especially when the road is damp or wet (5-spd tranny).
>
> Logic states that two wheels trying to propel the vehicle from a stop will
> lessen the chances of spinning one wheel uselessly, increasing the
> traction.
>
> Anyone know what I get the axle from that will fit?
>
> Thanx in advance!
>
> -Shayne
>



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Old 01-26-2006, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
Shayne
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Re: Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar

Yeah, like I said, $300! Tires are pretty cheap and a bit on the old side
and will be replasced as soon as I get tired of them. There is *NOTHING* in
the cargo area. Seats have long been removed, and I tore out the molded
carpet, rotted headliner and 'walls'. Even with a sofa, love seat, large
curio cabinet loaded inside, it still rides much higher than any other
Aerostar I've seen, tho...


"Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
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> Not sure about the axle Shane.
> Maybe your tires are uneven on the back axle, making it easier to slip
> on the one side. Inflation, tread design, pressure, and wear all make a
> difference.
>



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Old 01-26-2006, 03:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar

I'll check, thanx. The diff is offset to the right instead of centered, but
maybe that's a stick-vs-automatic thing...?

"CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
news:gIsBf.91$iD.48@trnddc08...
> I'm pretty sure that the Aerostar was built on a Ranger platform. If you
> call the junkyard, they should be able to tell you if a Ranger axle will
> fit. I'm 90% sure it will.
>
> The other option would be to make the existing axle limited slip. You can
> buy a kit, I think, to do that.
>
> CJB
>
> "Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:S9KAf.3653$rH5.2172@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> I'd like to swap the standard axle in my van for a limited-slip unit.
>> The van had no interior items when I bought it ($300) and likes to spin
>> the right rear, especially when the road is damp or wet (5-spd tranny).
>>
>> Logic states that two wheels trying to propel the vehicle from a stop
>> will lessen the chances of spinning one wheel uselessly, increasing the
>> traction.
>>
>> Anyone know what I get the axle from that will fit?
>>
>> Thanx in advance!
>>
>> -Shayne
>>

>
>



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Old 01-27-2006, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
Whitelightning
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Re: Rear axle for 1986 Aerostar


"Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:%61Cf.6808$vU2.2130@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> I'll check, thanx. The diff is offset to the right instead of

centered, but
> maybe that's a stick-vs-automatic thing...?
>
> "CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
> news:gIsBf.91$iD.48@trnddc08...
> > I'm pretty sure that the Aerostar was built on a Ranger platform.

If you
> > call the junkyard, they should be able to tell you if a Ranger

axle will
> > fit. I'm 90% sure it will.
> >

I'm pretty sure the ranger and aerostar are totally different. The
ranger uses leaf
springs and the aerostar uses coils. Now what might be possible is
swapping a posi carrier
from a ranger into an aerostar.
Whitelightning


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