Alright, so everytime i search the max tire size a 29 spline Chrysler 8.25 with a locker can support i always get mixed answers. My question is can the axle handle 35's and a locker with chromoly shafts? Have any of you tried this?
i've heard a 29 spline 8.25 is almost as strong as a 44 and mix in chromoly shafts i think 35's will be no problem. Plus i have read a million times from 8.25 owners who have never had a problem with their 29 spline no matter tire size or locker they are running.
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I would run that combo also without any worries. If you do break the axle the best solution is a ford 8.8 out of an explorer, but I think unless you are hard on it the 8.25 will get the job done. I run 32's on the 27 splined 8.25 without issues and have been pretty hard on it.
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I have a friend that runs his 29 spline 8.25 with 35s and a locker with no problems, and he BEATS ON IT! Not sure if he has upgraded shafts or not, my memory says no, but with chromoly's you will be fine.
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Chromoly's are cheap for the 8.25 also... I would get them the same time as doing gears...
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