Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur
Is this something easily installed at home, or does it require specialized tools, knowledge, experience, and measuring? Will it fit in a carrier that I'd be removing a 5.38 gearset from?
brad, I missed this.. you have to look up your axle.. but Most axles have a carrier break at 4.10, meaning you need a different carrier for 4.10 and lower vs higher.. there may also be another carrier break up higher.. the reasoning is that numerically Higher ratios the Pinion gear is smaller. so the position of the ring gear changes.. differences in ratios are partially compensated for by the thickness of the ring gear and differences in the number of teeth.. but at some point the position of the gear needs to be different...
on most of the spicer / dana axles that break seems to be anything 4.10 and lower and then anything above that (up to another point after the 5's).. its published for each axle type.