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whould this work in my rear end

Posi locker

just found this and am wondering if it will go in my truck cause i think ive got the 28 spline not the 31 spline.
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haha great title

but i'm pretty sure it will work, you can swap gears between 28-splines and 31-splines.

also it says in the desc that it was in a mustang with 28-splines

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I believe he is right that it will work in both splines, the gear size is what matter, such as a 7.5 or 8.8, so make sure you have a 8.8, it says on the differential cover tag, on a bolt for the cover.

I don't know a whole lot about gears, I haven't done too extensive of work but it looks to me like that posi could just be a LS (Limited Slip), can anyone give some insight on that so called posi in the auction?
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I take that back, I understand now, it is a posi loc
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I believe he is right that it will work in both splines, the gear size is what matter, such as a 7.5 or 8.8, so make sure you have a 8.8
You mean axle sizes, and yes make sure you have a 8.8, you can look on the sticker on your door panel and it will give you a code, just look that up here and you'll find out what you have.
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you cant use a locker for a 31 spline on a 28. theres 31 splines on the locker and your axle shafts are only 28...
gears you can because they have nothing to do with the spline count on the axle shafts..
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But since that lockers for a 28-spline hes fine right?
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ohhhh
i misread the origional post.. my bad
i thought it said the locker was for a 31 spline and he had 28..

yes, if the locker's for a 28spline 8.8 and he has a 28 spline 8.8 it'll work
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your gonna get a lot of views from people wanting to know what your putting in your rear :P
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yea i have the 8.8 with an open 4:10 diff and i want to put a posi traction unit in it. the only thing im wondering is that the rangers have 28 spline axels and if so this locker is exactly what ill need then.
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Yes the locker will work on your axle. In the ebay description it says it was in a 28-spline 8.8 Mustang axle, which is the same axle you have in your truck.
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it will work but you will need to have it set up for your rearend, shims between the bearings. i would just buy a powertrax locker. Its easy to put in with regular tools. It works better to i wish i never put the factory one in mine. There horrible i always get one wheel peel with it.
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