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? On Rear End Limited Slips... 31" and 28" spline ls's

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW

that wouldnt work right? Or am i stupid?

31" spline limited slips, dont work on 28" spline limited slips..

Or does it matter? Im confused?

Does it just have to be for an 8.8?

Somethings wrong, i think im right..

31" Spline LS, will not work with a 28" axle? Same 8.8 right?
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im 99% sure that you cannot cross splines, because obviously 31 splines will not fit into a 28 spline slot, the only way it could possible work is if it was stepped inside so that 28 spline axles would go further in, but i highly doubt that. someone who knows the 8.8 a little better could say for sure, all i know is the 9 inch
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i have no idea why he said it will work with a 28 count spline axle unless he means swapping the axle shafts. there is no way to make them work unless u swap axle shafts as well.

do the rangers with the 4.ho and 8.8 have 28 splines and FX- have 31 splines?
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do the rangers with the 4.ho and 8.8 have 28 splines and FX- have 31 splines?
All recent 8.8" Rangers have 28 spline axles except the 2002 FX4 and the 2003~2005 FX4 Level II which have 31.
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oh i see. well that kinda sucks...
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im not sure you can even swap the shafts the 31 spline has a biger housing then the 28.

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31 teeth baby - 3 extra and they are thicker too
shaft can still can snap like a pretzel if you push it enough
sorry Buck - but these are classic photos


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31 teeth baby - 3 extra and they are thicker too
shaft can still can snap like a pretzel if you push it enough
sorry Buck - but these are classic photos.
Unless Carl swapped in a 31-spline axle assembly, he broke a 28. That's all that was available in 2001.
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They were, in fact, 28 spline.

Leo, the are not 28" and 31", just 28 and 31 spline.
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hey, I thought he had a 2002 FX4 - basically the same as my truck??
but, I am wrong it's a 2001
- still snapped that axle it like a pretzel
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im pretty sure that bucks green only came in XLT.
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Yeah, I think he has a 28 spline, but soon to be a 30 spline d44 on both ends!
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Also, that auction said it was perfect for UPGRADING to 31 spline from 28, not that it was for 28 spline. I'm about to go 31 spline with a rebuilt FX4 axle in my truck with the ECTED locker.
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hey nice first post Buck - talking in the third person......
you start the count down yet or still on estimated sand/swamp time?
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