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Dana 30 and 35 Strong enough for 35s??


 
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Billy's89XJ
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Dana 30 and 35 Strong enough for 35s?? Reply with quote

If I wanted to ever go bigger to 35s would my Dana 30 & 35 be strong enough to handle them?? Just a thought?? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't trust the D35. The D30 should be alright...with some upgrades, it's good for 37s.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I can ever find a Dana 44 thats what I want for the rear Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8.8

It's a simple build up for those leaf sprung vehicles.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowing the way you wheel it...don't even try. To run 35's on a D35 you need a real light foot on the skinny pedal. Like E said, the 8.8 would be a good option. I just don't like the size of the pumpkin, which is why I ended up going D44.

When your ready with $$$ in hand, let me know. I can flex a few resources and prolly find you a 44 in a few days. You'll prolly have to gear it though... when I was looking for mine I found 3 within 350 miles of Richmond in about a week. One had 3.07's and the other two had 3.55's. Finding one with 3.73's might be a lot more difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You'll prolly have to gear it though... when I was looking for mine I found 3 within 350 miles of Richmond in about a week. One had 3.07's and the other two had 3.55's. Finding one with 3.73's might be a lot more difficult.

Who cares what gears it has...with 35s, you don't want to be running stock gears anyway. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 33X12.5X15 tsl swampers. I think the 35 sucks a$$ blew mine 3 times in a month and a half. Welded it solid the last time. Its held up ever since besidehaving to change the outer seals every month and a half.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True E, but he's on 33's with 3.73's and an AW4 now and he says it's pretty good. On 35's it might be livable until he's ready to regear, but finding a XJ D44 with 3.73's is a tall order. I just wanted to point out that he's prolly gonna have to build it up before bolting it in. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i keep wondering about the same thing. I'm running 31x10.5 TSLs now, and its been butter so far. I want to do an SOA and throw on 35x14.5 boggers, but that rear axle worries me too much to start the project. An 8.8 or a 44 swap both seem like good options but not easy for someone of my abilities. I see where Superior offers a super 35 axle kit with new 30 spline axle shafts and a detroit that accepts them. Has anyone had experience with a setup like this? Do you think it might be a viable option to swaping axles?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I broke 5 ....Thats right 5 super 35 axles with 33's... I swapped in an 8.8 and am running 35's now with no problem...

So my answer on the Super 35 would be ......No.... And especially with boggers Those things are known axle breakers.. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No to the D35 with 35's. Im in the same boat as you are right now, and am considering either an Ford 8.8 or a 9. The 8.8, you can shave and get some of the ground clearance but is alot more work then just welding new spring perches on and going. The 9in has more clearance but I dont know enough about them yet to make a determination.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running 35" mudders with stock 30/35 axles, and I would not recomend it to anyone. I'm currently building a 44 rear. The stock axles and steering on a TJ are so tiny, I actually think my TJ is LESS capable off-road than it was when it was stock. I broke my steering without leaving the pavement Embarassed

I can't beleive Swamp Boy broke five of those Super 35 shafts! That's awesome! Swamp, I'm glad the 8.8 is working out better for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can I say... I am the man.... rofl

Those damn things arent so Super... rofl I even distroyed the detroit locker that came with the Super 35 kit... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampy, you still running the stock 30 in front?
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