Originally Posted by Trouble
Some places only sale them with the tone ring, that way they stock less parts.
Exactly. No one and I mean NO ONE in my area carries anything but that shaft. Not Advanced, not Autozone, not Parts Geek, not Rock Auto, not Pep Boys, not NAPA (we don't have O'Reilly's or Checkers in this area), not Parts +, not SAS, not Federated. I could get it from the dealer or moparparts.com ...for $680...plus $78 shipping, which is more than I paid for the truck. The ABS version I got for $268. Even the local junk yards only had the ABS version available, which I find ironic since both Rams of this vintage I've had were only rear ABS, as well as 5 of my friends that also have 2nd gens. It fits without issues so I'm just going to roll with it.
Oh, and to complicate things more? The rear has been changed...to non-ABS. Thankfully I know the guys at my local SI location and they said they'd pass it.