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D35 w/ 33's vs 35's


 
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Arty155
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: D35 w/ 33's vs 35's Reply with quote

I know that the D35 is a weak axle overall, I'm not new to Jeeping just the TJ's. My experience is with the AMC20 so my question is this: Could a D35 rearend with chromoly axleshafts and a selectable locker hold up to mild rockclimbing while running 35" tires? I'm wondering if the housing of the D35 will hold up not the shafts themselves. If the 35" tires are too big I'll drop to the 33's and still go with the super35 kits. I'm stubborn and like keeping the stock axles, Very Happy so I'm not interested in swapping for a D44, trying to get the most out of the D35. A few other things, it's the Auto tranny and will have 4.10 gearing, plus it's my daily driver. Any opinions are welcome and tell me where I'm going wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a friend of mine is running 35's on his stock D35, only he re-geared to 4.56's and is running an arb locker. It's only been a few months since he got the 35's and he's wheeled it once, but it held its own. Personally, I think it isa gamble, and wont hold up in the long run.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardcore types will chime in and say the D30/35 combo sucks and will break like a cherry on prom night. But for basic offroading its ok.

35's will stress out the axles harder than 33's, thats a given. But breaking axles with either tire has alot to do with the person sitting in the drivers seat. Where the 30/35 become a concern is while crawling over obstacles that allow a majority of the vehicle end up on 1 wheel. Even worse if that 1 wheel gets traction with all the weight on it. Full lock turning the front while locked and in a high traction situation or over doing the throttle can lead to busted parts also.

So its mainly a matter of using a cool head and soft foot on the go pedal.

Gearing will be a major facter for 33's and moreso with 35's. You want to be at least 4.11's on 33's and no less than 4.56 or 4.88 on 35's.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I'm gonna go with the 33's and see what they will do. Since I'm only regearing to 4.11's I will get better power with the 33's vs the 35's. I'll let people know if I break anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm stubborn and like keeping the stock axles, so I'm not interested in swapping for a D44


well how about you stay stubborn and still run stock..................swap in a D44. it's still a stock option. but will hold up better.
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