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Leaf Spring Perches

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The older models, like our '96 Honda Passport axle, came with leaf-spring perches and a steel cover bearing the Dana diamond. Look for the orange tag sticking out from underneath one of the rear cover bolts (right). Ours indicates a limited slip differential. The other tag (left) has the gear ratio stamped on it-4.30:1 or 4.56:1 ratios are common. All of these axles have thick ring gears and use numerically low Dana 44 carriers, so keep that in mind if you want to run the original gears and swap in a locker.

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