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Old 11-26-2005, 07:26 AM
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Here is a guide so you can decide which axle bearing set up you have and which one you may want to get......

The down side ( IMHO ) of all the 8 inch rears is the small wheel bearing....and the small brakes. Their bearings are over .300 smaller. Most came under light duty vehicles and the brakes are smaller, compared to the 11x 2.5 drums available on the 9 inch rears...

And most of the 8 inch axles I have seen are tapered in the shaft area, not so on most of the 9 inch axles

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