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are axle shafts different lenghts based on gear ratio?

i have a 2001 silverado 2wd and i replaced one of the axle shafts , driver side to be exact and now it seems like the rear tire on the passenger side sticks out more than the tire on the driver side i have 3.73 gears and i think its possible that i got an axle shaft for a different gear ratio

Answer:

Gear ratios are based on your center chunk of the rear end. Axles sizes are base on the number of splines on the end of the axle where it goes in the center chunk. You most likely have a 31 spline axle. Chevrolet has several different rear ends in there pickup line. Check to make sure you didn't get a axle for a different model or year Silverado.
May 28, 2018
Axles will be the same regardless of gear ratio, it may not be the correct part as in the wrong axle for that differential. Good Luck
May 28, 2018
there is always 1 that,s longer then the other 1. make sure the axle locks all the way into the rear end.
May 28, 2018
It's called the sway bar and you could get a used one in the junkyard pretty cheap but you will still have to buy new hardware to mount it.
May 28, 2018
you mean sway bar depends dealer or small shop
May 28, 2018

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