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Should I get this axle?

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I texted him about the gear ratio but I'm sure it will be 4.10's

Do you think this is a good deal? I've never looked at buying axles before.
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This guy doesn't know how to make a Craigslist ad.

I thought he had the entire axle assembly, he has gears and 31 spline shafts

He wants $150 just for the shafts
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that blows, i found an 8.8 near me for $125 but had a blown ring and pinion
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His ad state axles not housing... but I have a 31 spline LS if anyone is interested, first $100 + shipping takes it !

If you have a JY near you with some Explorers get a rear housing assembly out of one of them, look for disc brake later ones come with them, LS is in most and 31 spline axle shafts.
Shouldn't have to pay more than $200 for the whole axle but the Ex Housing will either need some mods or a spring perch swap kit.
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His ad state axles not housing... but I have a 31 spline LS if anyone is interested, first $100 + shipping takes it !

If you have a JY near you with some Explorers get a rear housing assembly out of one of them, look for disc brake later ones come with them, LS is in most and 31 spline axle shafts.
Shouldn't have to pay more than $200 for the whole axle but the Ex Housing will either need some mods or a spring perch swap kit.
You could drop it off on your move to Cali
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If I was driving I would stop by and drop it off but it looks like PODS will be doing the work.

I will pack up all of the shop stuff that I am taking and then fill in with furniture, two PODS.
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Shipping will kill me on something that big and heavy
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It wouldn't be too bad actually. Donny shipped an 8.8 to Korey from California to Florida
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Packaging would be a problem.
Unless the shipping company took it as is.
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I used uShip to get my 76 F150 from Ohio to South Carolina. It went really well. I would recommend it.

On a side note I kinda have an axle horror story from when I bought my Level II axle for my Ranger. I got it from a yard for $300 or $400 and it had low miles and was in good condition. BUT I didn't get a chance to see the wrecked donor. Unfortunately it spun out into a curb and bent the axle shaft hub about an 1/8 of an inch (couldn't tell when I picked it up) which of course went my wheel on that sides had a nice wobble and vibration. Good luck finding a replacement Ranger 31-spline axle shaft! Had to put an expo one in temporarily until I saved up another $200 for a new dealer shaft.
tl;dr bought a fucked up axle for a bunch of money on accident
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Packaging would be a problem.
Unless the shipping company took it as is.
You'll have to put it on a pallet to ship it. Donny ratchet strapped mine to one.
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Why do you want a new rear end if you aren't going for something with 4.56's? 31 spline the reason? Because I would be absolutely SHOCKED if you ever got close to destroying your 28 spline rear end...
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$150 for an axle isn't bad at all. I pulled one out of the Junkyard for my buddy last summer for $140; I'm going to go back and do it as soon as its warm enough again for my truck.
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Why do you want a new rear end if you aren't going for something with 4.56's? 31 spline the reason? Because I would be absolutely SHOCKED if you ever got close to destroying your 28 spline rear end...
This new axle would be gear swapped and disc brake equipped for either my motor swap or supercharged 4.0

I'm thinking more for future needs rather than current
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