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Old May 18th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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TTB Dana 35 swap stuff

To those who have done it or know about it, how much would one expect to pay for a complete swap? (including radius arms)

is there any year or model difference?

particular options that were offered I should look for?

Case differences? I'm going to be running 4.56's in it.

And just to make sure, any year will have the 5x4.5 bolt circle correct?
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Old May 19th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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To those who have done it or know about it, how much would one expect to pay for a complete swap? (including radius arms)

is there any year or model difference?

particular options that were offered I should look for?

Case differences? I'm going to be running 4.56's in it.

And just to make sure, any year will have the 5x4.5 bolt circle correct?
as far as a price i have no idea.

im almost positive that all d35's from rangers and broncoII's were the same from 1990-1992. the explorer d35's may be the same but not positive

i know they offered 4:10 gears with limited slip. thats the best one they offered.

ive heard many ppl swap to 4:56's so it shouldn't be a problem

i know 100% that a d35 out of a 1990 broncoII has 5x4.5 bolt pattern.

hope this helps.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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Sweet, thanks a bunch.

I was looking at one earlier today from a '93 Eddie Bauer Explorer (hope it has the fancy LS).. I figure my truck is rigged enough as it is, I should be able to make it work.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 05:31 AM   #4
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therangerstation.com has tons of d35 swap info!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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D35 were offered in some late 90s b2's, in late 90's - 97 rangers, and in all gen 1 explorer. I used one out of a 92 explorer about 1.5" wider, all are a direct bolt in. All use 5 on 4.5. Just dont do what i did and get the shitty 3.27 gears, look for on with 4.56s. Cheers Mike
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #6
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Actually it's allready in the truck, with some 4.56's on the carrier sitting on the workbench. Got mine out of a '95 Ranger, already had the manual hub conversion done
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Old November 14th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #7
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yeah, you got lucky....some years ford made a 35/28 hybrid axle.....it's the 35 housing with 28 internals, and basically sucks



on a side note, did you buy into the "must swap case" to use 4.56's? I went directly from 3.27's to 4.56's and they fit right over the stock case - lotsa people claim there is a case break at 3.73, but there's not
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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #8
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I talked to a member called "porc", he gave me a pretty decent deal on the gears and seemed to really know what he was talking about. he checked on the split carrier thing but could only find one part #, so we decided I probably didn't need it. I had also heard of people going from the ratios you mention with no problems. Mine were 3.73's stock. I used The Ranger Station's faq to make sure I didn't get one of the hybrids.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #9
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yeah, I got my gears from porc as well....best deal I could find hands down....and I also went with 4.56's....
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