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Pumpkin Offset

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While most axles on modern 'wheelers have the differential placed in the center of the housing, early Jeeps and some others have the pumpkin offset to one side. A direct swap between models is hampered by such a design, and cutting down a fullsize rearend to fit these applications means that one axle tube and axleshaft gets whacked more than the other, because the replacement housing sometimes isn't long enough for the offset long side. Careful measuring is the important key when customizing.