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DavidXJ
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a swapped in pre-'97 Chrysler 8.25 axle in my '98 but only run 30" BFG Mud Terrains. I've done some pretty knarly stuff with it and it hasn't broken yet... but I am concious of the weakness so I am careful to use the gas with some control.

Another reason that a locker in a 27 spline 8.25 should be OK is that with the locker installed the Jeep climbs so much better that I don't have to use nearly as much gas to get up the same rocks and hills I climbed with open diffs. I no longer have to do as much scrambling and tire spinning. Now of course it would be nice to have a strong enough drivetrain to be able to use both lockers and a lot of gas pedal, but that won't happen for a long time. So in order to wheel without breaking, I just have to control my right foot.
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jeepthing1127
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your help
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1fox2go
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Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still dont believe that the 27 spline 8.25 is not much better than a dana 35. I have seen berk9 thrash the hell out of his locked 27 spline on 33s and he hasnt broke a shaft
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