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7.5 axle shaft work in 8.8 ring gear

Hi, i have a 2006 ranger XLT 4.0L 6C 4WD SOHC
the rear differential is an 8.8"
My question is will a 7.5" rear axle shaft work with/fit inside the 8.8 ring gear? (Right side).
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no the spline count is different , plus the 7.5 axle shaft diameter is smaller then the 8.8 axle shaft
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Tks,
Im pretty sure the spline count is the same (28). But you say the diameter is different? If the diameters were the same would it work then?
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You have an 8.8" rear axle. Buy 8.8" axle shafts. Shafts for a 7.5 won't work.
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oops i goofed

axle shaft diameter is the same but spline count is different

27 splines for the 7.5 , 28 splines for 8.8
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Tks for the replies. The 7.5 axle shaft i have has 28 splines. Can someone tell me the difference between a 7.5 & 8.8 AXLE SHAFT?
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