I have always had terrible luck with 8.8s had ranger that busted a tooth had 150 that blew up center and a friend who baby her truck had rebuild the whole thing and now this axle I already at 128k axle shaft bearing was smoked! So I'm just sick of 8.8s and figure I will put axle in that I couldn't posssibly hurt with this six! Plus I want the gearing 373 with posi for my 19foot boat on the launch Ramps!
I may just use a axle that was rebuilt for my friends truck but I need to swap it over to disk brakes if it's gonna be a lot cheaper to swap that but I'll just end up with problems with that one down the road as I always seem to have ! It's a 355pos but I just like the peace of mind of having an axle that is much stronger than I'll ever need