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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Welding the rear axle??

Im looking to lock up my rear differential on my '00 tj but i dont want to spend the money on a detroit locker can i just weld it?? can i do this with it as my daily driver??
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Old January 5th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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please, please, please, please, please, please

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this is brought up at least every other week, lots of other threads on it
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Old January 6th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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i did search a little did not find anything what should i search??
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Old January 6th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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There should be an FAQ.
If you go to search for something like this you get tons of unrelated results. I'm just sayin.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #5
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If you don't have the money for the locker. Then save your money for a locker. Welding an axle is ok for a demo car. But for a 2000 tj. If you don't have the money for the locker. What makes you think you have the money to rebuild the rear end when the welds break.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #6
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is this a DD? A welded rear will put a ton of stress on your stuff. Your tires will chirp everytime you go around cornors as the inside wheel will spin as fast as the outside wheel.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #7
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dont do it on a dd, throw a aussie or lock right in there
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My friend welded the spiders on his v8 s10. The welds broke at 80mph on the highway! I wouldnt suggest doing it on a DD.
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Does your TJ have a dana 35 rear? If it does and you want to weld it, plan on it breaking. Go ahead and do it if you want, but start saving money for a better axle when it breaks. It's not ideal, but if you don't want to put any money into your dana 35 (and I wouldn't), it's an option. Just curious, what size tire are you running? What are your future plans for the Jeep?
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Does your TJ have a dana 35 rear?

yes i think if thats what it comes with stock which im pretty sure it does

It's not ideal, but if you don't want to put any money into your dana 35 (and I wouldn't), it's an option.

Why wouldnt u put any money into ur dana 35 should i not put a locker in it until i get a dana 44??

Just curious, what size tire are you running? What are your future plans for the Jeep?

I am going to be running 33's once i get my 4 in lift but as of now im running 31's. My future plans are just 33's, a 4 in lift, and a locker just in the rear. thats about it mostly
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The dana 35 is a weak axle. When you start breaking parts in it, it quickly becomes a wiser choice to upgrade to a stronger axle. You will probably save money in the long run if you swap in something better. With 33's and a locker, a dana 44, Ford 8.8, or 9 inch would be a much better choice than the dana 35.
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blah blah blah half the people who wheel dana 35's dont brake them.

Save your money for a locker, get your lift and 33's when/if you brake your dana 35 think about upgrade plans then.
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if a buy a locker for a dana 35 will it fit in a dana 44 when i upgrade my axle after my dana 35 breaks?? and how about a chrysler 8.25 can i run that and is it strong enough??
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if a buy a locker for a dana 35 will it fit in a dana 44 when i upgrade my axle after my dana 35 breaks?? and how about a chrysler 8.25 can i run that and is it strong enough??
no, the locker from a d35 will not fit a d44.



as to the strength of the d35, mine broke with open diff and 31's
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blah blah blah half the people who wheel dana 35's dont brake them.

Save your money for a locker, get your lift and 33's when/if you brake your dana 35 think about upgrade plans then.
I hear you. I still have a dana 35 under mine with 37's. I have never broken a shaft, but have had a couple bearing failures that did gear damage. I have a Ford 9" waiting for brackets to go in the Jeep now. I just know that I spent too much $$ on the 35. I could have upgraded long ago and potentially avoided the repairs.
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how about a chrysler 8.25 can i run that and is it strong enough??
It is decent. A lot of people have good luck with them. It is still a c-clip axle though. Look for the post '96 model, it has the 29 spline axles.
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Don't weld a rear axle in a DD, regardless of what axle it is. I had a welded rear diff on my CJ-10a, and didn't care for it with around-town driving (it was tolerable, though, given that it wasn't my dedicated daily-driver).

Save for a locker, or get a limited-slip.

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if my locker for a dana 35 wont fit in a dana 44 i think ill just wait to put a locker in it when i get my dana 44 but where can i get a dana 44 from?? and what truck can i get it out off?? or is there another axle u might recommend and what truck can i get that out of??
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