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Old 06-01-2009
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28 to 31 splines???

I have the opertunity to pick up a 31 spline loc-rite for my 8.8 in my 2000 ranger for 50.00 bucks, problem is my current axles are 28 spline. Would 31 spline axle shafts be a direct swap or would other items need to be swapped out like seals and bearings? or is it just not doable?

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Nope. The axle tubes and bearings are bigger on the 31 spline.
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I wish it were that easy. How come the trac-lok is so cheap? tons of miles on it and she'll need a rebuild.
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The guy bought it and didn't like popping sounds or the way it handled on the road in the snow.

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Do you still have it? Wanna sell it to a guy with 31 spline 8.8?
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So if I wanted to swap my 28 spline rear axle for a 31 spline would I have to buy new axle housings? New differential??
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The guy bought it and didn't like popping sounds or the way it handled on the road in the snow.

Richard
popping sounds from a trac-loc? what?!? lol.


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So if I wanted to swap my 28 spline rear axle for a 31 spline would I have to buy new axle housings? New differential??
You'll need a new axle...and swap that new axle in...
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