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Should I buy this axle?

I can get a 2008 8.8 4.10 ls rear end with 10 inch brakes and 30k miles for 600 dollars...I have 373s and need 410s..am I gonna run into any problems cuz I currently have 9inch brakes? It should be a direct swap over minus new shoes and drums..

How is the ls in the 08s?? Is it a torsen??

Pros and cons..?

Discuss please..i plan on picking it up in the next few days unless someone convinces me otherwise
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It should work. The 10 drums work fine on 15" rim...so if thats what you have or larger you'll be fine.
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only fx4 l2 got torsen's. more info on the 8.8 and the vehicle its from is handy
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Direct swap, it will have the regular trac-lok. Torsen is FX4 LII only. 9 to 10 inch brakes is direct swap, braking will improve. $600 is a little more than I would spend but the low mileage is a win.
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well its an 08 ranger its coming out of, and i dont think they made level 2s in 08..so no torsen...any other info i should know about it? are the 10" drums gonna work for sure with my 15" wheels?
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^^ same time post...you answered my question about the brakes then...looks like im buying tomorrow then
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Anyone got any tips I should look out for when I install it?? This will be my first axle swap..I don't think it'll be too bad though.
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Make sure you get the right fluid for that axle (4 quarts) and you will need Friction Modifier for the Trac-Lok if the fluid you use doesn't already have it.

Besides that it should be super simple.
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