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Best Rear and why? (looking to upgrade if mine breaks)

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Best rearend for moderate to extreme forrest trails?
Dana35
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Dana44
31%
 31%  [ 6 ]
Dana60
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Chrysler 8.25
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Ford 8.8"
31%
 31%  [ 6 ]
Ford 9"
26%
 26%  [ 5 ]
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Stevo02TJ
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Best Rear and why? (looking to upgrade if mine breaks) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, forgot to mention, I have the D35 with 3.07s
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I belive the "best" rear axle you could get without going completely overboard would be a hi-pinion 9" rear with disc brakes. Next to that, I'd go with the 8.8
The 8.8 is probably the easier of any to install.

Chuck
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tx Outlaw wrote:
I belive the "best" rear axle you could get without going completely overboard would be a hi-pinion 9" rear with disc brakes. Next to that, I'd go with the 8.8
The 8.8 is probably the easier of any to install.

Chuck


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I currently have the stock 30/35 combo on my 98, but I am upgrading my rear to this setup come spring, and moving up to a Dana 44 front. Going to regear with 4.56's and some sort of lockers (yet to be determined).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

x3

that is if money isnt an object. A custom Ford 9" axle made to fit the Jeep are unbeatable. They are that tough, and plentiful, and have zillions of parts available for them.

Ford hasnt made the 9" in many years but they are a dime a dozen at junkyards. They are still used as a base for the rear ends in Nextel Cup cars. All race teams no matter what car brand use the 9" ford rear.

Another overlooked rear is the mini 8" ford rear that was a slightly smaller version of the 9". It was commonly used in the Mustang II series and under V6 Pinto's. I dont remember the exact width, but with very little work these could be stuffed under a Jeep.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dana 60...cuz if you cant break it...i can and if i break a 60 i have broken something and i can officially have the name "Doctor Destructo" Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lolup Thanks for all of the input, you've definitely made me aware of choices I havn't thought of yet thumbs
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're running big tires I'd go with the D60... stronger than the Ford 9" (the can of worms is now open) and parts for the 60 are plentiful. But if you're running 33's or smaller clearance is an issue and the cost of building the larger rear ends is more... over kill. For Jeeps, 33's or 35's, the D44 or the 8.8 are plenty tough, both offer lots of after market gears and lockers (maybe more options with the 44) and you don't have that huge pumpkin hangin on the rocks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say .. Unless you are running bigger than 35's You dont want anything but an 8.8.. The houseing on a 60 will drag on speed bumps if you dont have 37's. Mr. Green

I do know a guy who put a 14 bolt on with 33's.. It was funny.. Here is this damn near undesturctable axle sitting abot 3" from the ground.. rofl

He was just transporting it home where his bigger tires where but it was pretty funny....

Anyway.. for Mild to moderate tires. the 8.8 is all you need..

And they are by far the cheapest of all the others...

Boneyards around here have 8.8's with LS and Disk brakes for $250 complete with rotors and they will even cut the driveshaft if you ask and you will already have aflange yolk bolted on the axle.. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, cool, thanks for all of the responses....

...Now, does someone wanna help me tear up my 35? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I lived in Virginia.. I could break that thing in no time..

We could put my tires on it and climb the first rock we see...A little gas pedal and a 35 will snap those shafts quick... rofl rofl
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anytime there's something dealing with breaking, or cutting, or a combination of the two....Swamp Boy will be there rofl
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, are ya going on the JH LBL trip?

You can help me snap the shafts there Wink ...but uh....I need to be able to get back home, haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

want me to break it? Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have 33's on a D35 and haven't broke?? Pray tell!

You might want to think about the limited slip option in the rear axle tho. I'd shy away from it so you can add a better drop-in unit - unless you're considering something along the lines of a detroit, electrac, ARB, or other carrier/locker.

Chuck
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