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Old 02-13-2011, 08:56 PM
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Default axle questions..

I currently have 3.55 gears and i feel they are about to grenade 179k on them with a lift and 245 75 16 steelies on them. Can i just get a gearset or would it be easier for me to find an axle with the 4.10s in them?


any idea on what would be a direct swap into a 2wd xlt extended cab?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:00 PM
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Default Re: axle questions..

you should be able to get a whole new gear set for around 250 bucks i think and my dad had almost 200k on his 3.55 gears in his sport track before the L/S stopped working
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: axle questions..

any brands i should look for and to stay away from?
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:49 AM
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Default Re: axle questions..

Any axle from 1998-2009 would work in your truck.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: axle questions..

It's six of one, half dozen the other on gears or an axle as far as cost and work to replace them. For me, I would go with an axle swap.
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