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Question R180 Axle Question - Should I Open it Up?

I am slowly acquiring parts to upgrade my 2005 S to 3.69 gearing with an e-locker. I recently found a seller on ebay that had a reman axle for sale. When I asked him who did the reman and where the gears were sourced from he said that it was actually a new part, but since it wasn't boxed and he had no paperwork to prove it, he was advertising it as a reman.

The seller seemed reputable and had a lot of transactions with good feedback, so I decided to roll the dice and buy it. It arrived the other day and it looks to be in good shape. At least as far as I can tell from the outside. Which leads me to my question. Do you think I should open it up and inspect the inside before I install it? Is there a way to verify the gear ratio without opening it up?
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Pretty easy to pop the cover. Just need some RTV to seal it back up.
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