Just make sure you did not split the carrier as well. I broke the left axle, pulled it apart, had two aftermarket axles rushed to me, then decided to go ahead and pull out the differential to make sure I got all of the axle pieces out. It was then that I noticed I had also split my carrier from the area under the carrier bearing to one of the holes cast into the carrier under the ring gear mounting flange. Then I ended up having to pay shipping twice as well as a restocking fee to send the axles back, because I was not about to buy another differential also. If it is just an axle, I would invest in a good set of axles and a girdle style cover (T/A or equivelant). I say this because the caps on these things are wimpy as hell. My carrier bearing were also looking burnt (and they had already been replaced once under warranty) which leads me to believe there may be some flex and distortion in the caps/case which would be helped with the beefier girdle style cover. I know I always said I would not waste any money on the stock rear end, but $3,000.00 later I am wondering what a set of good axles and cover might have done.
Last edited by BOWTIE; 01-15-2005 at 07:43 PM.