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For an even stronger 8-inch axle, the Currie Alumin8 aluminum 8-inch gearcase is now available. This is a new piece cast by Currie out of 206T6 aluminum. This case is much stronger than stock, but it is still not recommended for abusive or race applications-bare weight is just 10 pounds. Additional features include 1/2-20x3-inch long carrier bolts, as opposed to the 7/16-13x2-inch bolts that were used in stock 8-inch third members. The gearcase is part number CE-4026A with a cost of $389.95. This photo shows an assembled differential unit with the new Currie aluminum case being readied for shipping.