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Rear axle just blew out some gears, yes im going to have to replace the gears and rear diff cover, Im not made of money so i need to go as cheap as i can such as a junk yard, and im wondering whats safe/compatible with my truck....it was born 11/98 but makes it a 99' model, however it has the 5.3 vortec which is 2000. Z71 (4x4), i was thinking that im going to just replace the whole axel i believe its 3.73 ratio, but im not certain at this time.

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Since you really don't have that much cash and it takes a lot of experience to rebuild a rear end along with special tools swapping the whole axle is your best bet, just keep whichever parts are the best ie brake shoes drums etc

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