To piggyback on this discussion... Is there anything special I need to do in order to reinstall these axles? Just received mine back from Gator Axle. Just lube the input shafts with a little diff fluid and go? Thanks!
This is what i do, first inspect the c-clip at the end of the axle, make sure its expanded such that there will be good bit on the internals of the diff. If need be pry it out a little to expand it. When you install i leave the top of the knuckle free and slam it home. be careful to feed it in so not to damage the seal, but a little lube on the seal and make sure that it is aligned, Then slam it home. I then take a this screw driver and check to be sure that it is locked in place.