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Old October 4th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Wramblerguy View Post
Ok, you are running a 4 cylinder so I wouldn't worry about breaking anything. I run a 95 mpi 4 cylinder that has more power than yours with the stock 30/35 wrangler axles and I wheel the shit out of it. I beat it to death and I haven't broken a thing.
And you want to go to 35s? That is going to kill your motor. The 33s are really too big for the gears you most likely have and yes, the 20 has weak axle tubes. Weld them and don't beat on it too bad, and you won't bend it. A set of one piece axles for 200 bucks is a deal. Throw those in and call it good. Do the knuckle swap in the front for disc brakes and run the 33s.
I would do that until you decide to upgrade your motor.
Even then, the d30 can hold up to a lot of abuse. My dad ran a 30 up front with a lunchbox locker for probably 10 years. He had a 360 for a motor on a 5000 pound jeep and didn't break it until he had It standing on one wheel. Even then he broke the carrier.
So basically, don't be afraid of the stock axles.
Edited for clarity, even though your info is still mostly wrong or misleading.
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