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post #1 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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35"s... Axles?

Ive got an 01 Cherokee, 4.0L. Its lifted just over 7 inches. It has almost brand new 33"s, but id like to get 35"s.

Would they run fine with my stock Axles?

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 02:32 PM
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Depends on what axle you have. If its a chrysler 8.25 you could run 35s but if its a dana 35 you're going to want upgrade your axle. Either way you're going to want to regear. Theres a big jump going from 33s to 35s. Its not just how much lift you have.. You have to think about steering, brakes, gears etc.

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 05:00 PM
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And 7" is a lot of lift. It will clear the 35 but like said if you have the 29spline chrysler axle you are good. The d35 or the 27spline chrysler no bueno.

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Like was already said, if you have an 8.25 rear and you swap a HP dana 30 front then yes. Thats with new 4.88s, a disk brake swap in the rear and definately some kind of OTK steering setup.

I would definately get some kind of heavy duty covers front and rear to help with ring gear deflection and protection of the gears. If you wheel with lots of wheel spin in the rocks then you might want to get some alloy/chromo front axle shafts or at the minimum full circle snap ring the u joint into your stock shafts.
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post #5 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 06:11 PM
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Depends on what axle you have. If its a chrysler 8.25 you could run 35s but if its a dana 35 you're going to want upgrade your axle. Either way you're going to want to regear. Theres a big jump going from 33s to 35s. Its not just how much lift you have.. You have to think about steering, brakes, gears etc.
There you go! just what I was going to say!

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There you go! just what I was going to say!

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post #7 of 20 Old 07-11-2012, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I have a chrysler 8.25 (I believe). How would you recommend me going about regearing?

If its not obvious, im new at the Jeep thing.
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post #8 of 20 Old 07-11-2012, 07:36 AM
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Honestly I take it to reputable gear shop, I've done everything on my jeep myself but gears are one thing I'd leave to the pros. Gears have to be set up dam near perfect and you need special tools, not saying you can't do it yourself its just not something I'd attempt.

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Ya i wouldnt do it myself.

Any estimates on how much id be looking at total? Like i said, not too familiar with jeeps yet as this is my first one.
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I took mine to a friends shop and it was 150 per axle in labor plus the cost of the gears and install kit. Including the locker cost it cost me about a grand. If I could do it again I would swap in a HP30.

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Yeah thats not too bad. Ill definitly have to look into it.

Thanks for the info!
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I took mine to a friends shop and it was 150 per axle in labor plus the cost of the gears and install kit. Including the locker cost it cost me about a grand. If I could do it again I would swap in a HP30.
I want to live near that shop! Gear setup here is 250-300. A guy could get two axles for the price of one where you're going. I did my own, its not that hard but takes some experience to get right. With 35" tire I'd go 4.56 or 4.88. Depending on driving status and how often you drive it. My area everything is pretty flat all around, until you get out of town some. If you Live somewhere with those rolling hills I hear about you may want the deeper 4.88.

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post #13 of 20 Old 07-11-2012, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Id mostly be using the jeep on tar and flat dirt roads. Occasionally i take it through the mud, but everytime i go in, i tend to break something. So i try to stay out of it.. Lol.

Does gearing for 4.56 and 4.88 have a price difference?
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I want to live near that shop! Gear setup here is 250-300. A guy could get two axles for the price of one where you're going. I did my own, its not that hard but takes some experience to get right. With 35" tire I'd go 4.56 or 4.88. Depending on driving status and how often you drive it. My area everything is pretty flat all around, until you get out of town some. If you Live somewhere with those rolling hills I hear about you may want the deeper 4.88.
Haha with great prices comes great responsibility.. I had to take both axles out of the jeep. Nothing comes without a catch.

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post #15 of 20 Old 07-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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My axles were not originally in the vehicle lol. When I bought the gears they tried selling the installation. I asked at another shop when I bought install kit and they said about the same price per axle.

84 xj 350tbi, sm465, 203/205, 60/70. links and other junk.
what size sawzall blades does it take to fit 40's?
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