any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby fast68 [OP] » August 30th 2010, 7:45pm

just wondering if theres any point in saving a rear axle from a 1992 astro. i cant make up my mind if i should pull and keep it in case i can use it or sell it but ive never once had anyone ask me if i had one over the years. its only a 7.5 and its pretty wide so its pretty much limited to these vans it seems, hmm..

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Re: any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby Big_kid » August 31st 2010, 2:25am

That's your call to make. The differential is offset toward the right (to give the driver more foot room) so you'll have a somewhat limited audience. The flip side though, is it's not at all uncommon to find someone looking for a good used rear for an Astro/Safari. If it were me and I had the time and space, I'd definitely pull it if it were good.
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Re: any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby rev_les » September 1st 2010, 9:19pm

Big_kid wrote:That's your call to make. The differential is offset toward the right (to give the driver more foot room) so you'll have a somewhat limited audience. The flip side though, is it's not at all uncommon to find someone looking for a good used rear for an Astro/Safari. If it were me and I had the time and space, I'd definitely pull it if it were good.

X2 .....I'd keep it if at all possible, unless you're not gonna have an Astro anymore, then, like BK said, there's not a lot of use for them other than another Astro owner.
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Re: any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby astroturf » September 2nd 2010, 11:03am

They're not makin em like that any more...
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Re: any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby TheRealDaddy » September 2nd 2010, 11:09am

astroturf wrote:They're not makin em like that any more...


Well Jim, they aren't making any of them anymore but when did they stop making them offset? Was that part of the generation 2 changes?
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Re: any point in saving a 1992 rear axle?

Postby astroturf » September 2nd 2010, 1:14pm

Well Real, I am not sure if this is the answer you are looking for...

I own an 05 2.5 Gen, and it's the same as mine. I think. Disc brakes being the exception.

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