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'stang LSD, will it work?!?

I found a stang 28 spline 8.8 LSD in my area for $120, can I use it in my axle? Thanks!
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Shouldn't be a problem as far as I know... I think a 28 spline 8.8 is a 28 spline 8.8 no matter what it's in.
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Cool, Thanks!

Since I have to put in a new axle sometime soon-ish, I wanted to put in a LSD and at $120.....I'm jumping on it!
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Sounds like a good enough deal! What's a new one go for down there?
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Well, this is a Ford original part that was out of a mustang that was upgraded, I think...

While on foreparts.com, a new locking axle assembly would be upwards of $2k to pick it up from the local dealer. Besides, I'm not looking for a new axle, just a replacement with a LSD. So if I can get a cheap-ish axle and a cheap(er) Ford LSD...I'm all set!
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Sounds like a plan. Why not look around for an Explorer axle possibly with a LSD already in it... then you can get 31 spline axles and disc brakes!
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Doesn't that require a lot of fab work? besides I just had new brakes put on my current axle, so I'm thinking just switch 'em over to the other axle??
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Never done it myself, but I don't think it's too involved.
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I thought I read somewhere that new shock mounts had to be welded on...I would love to do that swap, but I'm still trying to learn to weld, haha.
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Get someone who is experienced in welding and let them help you give it a shot! No better way to learn.
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