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Actually, you probably don't have to change the axle either. Assuming your hubs are 126 mm and have a 137 mm axle, they have the usual 5.5 mm of axle sticking out of each locknut. If you widen them to 130 mm, and recenter the axle, you still have 3.5 mm of axle at each end and, with a good quick release skewer, that's plenty. Sheldon Brown always said changing the axle wasn't needed for this OLD change.
BTW, are your hubs 130 or 135 mm already? If so, you need no axle change at all.