I have the passenger side axle shaft out of my 86 2m4 with the Isuzu trans. Measuring it, it is longer then the replacement I have to put in. But it says measure "compressed length". When the old one was removed I think I pulled too much from the wheel end and am not sure if that made it end up staying longer than when it was "compressed"?
Here is the new one:
Says 38 15/16" compressed length
Measuring my old one it looks like 40 1/8 while it sits on the ground, and the new one looks like 39 3/8. Is this just due to them not being compressed?
Any help appreciated, thanks.
Here are the two side by side.