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89 Dakota rear axle

Old 04-29-2019, 08:49 PM
chris tipton
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Default 89 Dakota rear axle

I need a 89 Dakota 2wd rear axle 8.25. is there any other vehicles I can get one from that will bolt up. and what Dakota years can I get one from that will bolt right up if I can find one.
Old 04-30-2019, 12:22 AM
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87-90 Dakota 2WD is about it for "bolt right up".

91-96 also bolts up, but the axle shafts are 6 stud not 5 stud.

4WD is flipped spring landings; it'll raise the back of the truck something like 2 or 3 inches.

As you're looking, don't forget to check the ratio (that'll make a bit of difference) and you might want to check car-part.com for possible sources.

Old 04-30-2019, 10:16 PM
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Ive used one from a 94 in a 90 before, had to swap axles and yoke from original rear end. otherwise went right in.

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