I'm lazy and find it easier to just ask. LOL. Point taken. I'm new to the forum And have searched. I am looking for confirmation and thought I would throw the axle question in while asking the ratio question.
If there is no tag on the diff cover anymore then I would do the following.
Jack up the rear end, transmission in neutral, rotate the tire one rotation and count how many times the driveshaft rotates.
The number of driveahaft rotations to one wheel rotation is your gear ratio.
Count the ring gear and pinion gear teeth. Divide to get gear ratio.
And the 8.8 will need you to reweld the perches to do it right. They aren't bolt in. Lots of threads on this topic. Should be able to find all the info ya need in a couple min. It's definitely a pretty easy swap. 95+ is the desireable years because of disk brakes
Well, there have been guys that simply bolted them in, but I wouldn't go that route. Perches are cheap, grind the stock stuff off and weld new ones on were they need to be, plus shock tabs, that about covers the welding, everything else from there is pretty easy. The differences in brakes really have no bearing on install.
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