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post #1 of 31 Old 09-03-2008, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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i just got a 8.25 out of the junk yard this weekend and i want to shorten it 3"on each side. ive read from other posts that you can flip one axle over to the other side.

now my question is...is the shorter axle exactly 3" shorter than the longer one?


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Why don't you just measure it? As far as i know it is exact. If your bringing it to a shop to do it just tell them you want to flip the housing tube. Are you just doing this to save cost? Do you know where your getting it done? the guy who narrowed mine charged only like 25 more than most charge to only cut one side and flip the other. not a bad deal if you ask me.





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Yeah and make sure you dont have your 4 link set up back there untill you get that rear narrowed.....i dint and now its gonna cost me!
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Why don't you just measure it?
some one at the junk yard, competly stripped the lugs..looks like somone used a chisel to them. so i popped out the c-clip and left the drum, one axle,and wheel at the yard. all i have is the small axle

As far as i know it is exact. If your bringing it to a shop to do it just tell them you want to flip the housing tube.
Are you just doing this to save cost
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yes

Do you know where your getting it done?\

not yet
the guy who narrowed mine charged only like 25 more than most charge to only cut one side and flip the other. not a bad deal if you ask me.


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Yeah and make sure you dont have your 4 link set up back there untill you get that rear narrowed.....i dint and now its gonna cost me!
I went though something similar. It would have saved so much time to just get it narrowed and then install the links......





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djwolf what did it cost you in and out the door to cut the housing and do the axles?? i can def tell they are done in your sig, how much are they cut down and are you plannin on deep dish billets??
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djwolf what did it cost you in and out the door to cut the housing and do the axles?? i can def tell they are done in your sig, how much are they cut down and are you plannin on deep dish billets??
I had 6" cut off total. I am looking for some 22x10 billet rims with 5" backspacing for the rear and 20x8 for the front (unless i find a deal i cant pass up). I paid $2580 in parts and labor for my rear axle. Here is a breakdown:

moser axles (left and right) 450 shipped (I over paid)
labor for narrowing the housing 200 (had it done local)
housing (baught a spare to save down time) 250 shipped
detroit lsd 499 shipped
4.10 gears 168 shipped
labor for gear/diff install 250
04 disc brakes free
super install kit 129 shipped
slotted rotors 178 shipped
mag-hytec diff cover 250 shipped
brake pads 56 shipped
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damn, buddy of mine only paid 350, but then again he didnt have all the extra goodies you got, i got a sweet sneak peek pic ill PM it to you!!
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damn, buddy of mine only paid 350, but then again he didnt have all the extra goodies you got, i got a sweet sneak peek pic ill PM it to you!!
350? including axles? Did he just get one side narrowed and then one axle shaft? Sweet, i will be waiting for a pic.





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hey on my dakota i only took 1 and a half inches out of each side did it all my self and i can tuck with a big lip on my rims so i dont know why people are takin 6 inches out
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