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View Poll Results: What to do with my rear axle?
Regear and Lock d35 1 3.45%
Swap in 8.8 28 96.55%
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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I currently have an open d35 at 3.07 in my 95 yj. Should I bother regearing and locking it, or just skip that and look at a 8.8 swap?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #2
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I have a scout dana 44 setup for a YJ Spring under w/ 3.56 gears minus brakes for $125 PM if interested
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #3
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don't bother w/ the 35; you may want to make the jeep big someday, and you'll need a better axle then. if you for some strange reason keep the 35, i have the carrier you need to put 4.10's and lower in it and also have some new brakes for it; but do the 8.8....
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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #4
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I currently have an open d35 at 3.07 in my 95 yj. Should I bother regearing and locking it, or just skip that and look at a 8.8 swap?
You never mentioned how big your tires are, what other potential driveline changes you have (e.g. - more powerful motor), how you use your Jeep, etc. That would help suggestions from folks.

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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #5
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4.0L, with 33's. It's my dd. Not planning on getting any bigger for a while.

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There are two types of dana 35 axles. Those that have broke, and those that will.

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4.0L, with 33's. It's my dd. Not planning on getting any bigger for a while.
you WILL go bigger...trust me...
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8.8 is fairly easy swap....just do that and don't waste money on d35.

find a 8.8 w/4.10's...then find 4cyl yj d30 with 4.10 gears and swap that into the front.
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8.8 is fairly easy swap....just do that and don't waste money on d35.

find a 8.8 w/4.10's...then find 4cyl yj d30 with 4.10 gears and swap that into the front.
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Plus you get extra front shafts, yoke and such.
Doing all of the work myself, total cost was around $500 for everything.
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I'd go with the 4cyl front axle, but put an Isuzu/Honda D44 in the rear, They are easy to find under Passports and Rodeos, and a little wider than the 8.8, nearly as strong and have better ground clearance, disc brakes, and is just as cheap at the local U-pull it. The only downside may be the 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern. Actually the new JP came today and they did a decent write up about it. That's what I'm ultimately putting under my TJ.
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if you dont go right to 2.5 ton rockwells then your wasting your time... youll be there eventually so why not now?
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #12
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if you dont go right to 2.5 ton rockwells then your wasting your time... youll be there eventually so why not now?
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