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post #1 of 4 Old 03-10-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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New Axles

So I got the option to get a Dana 30 and Chrysler 8.25 automatic (3.55) geared axles for 75 bucks for both. I have 32 inch mud terrains. I have the stock manual (3.07) geared axles. How much better will my gas mileage be? Also is it worth it. I think so cause the price. About 130K on the axles.

Tell me what you guys think.


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-10-2011, 08:24 PM
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do it.

your mileage will be better, although with 32"s you will be happier with 4:10's

but for 75$ this is a no brainer

what year are these out of? if its a 97-99 you will get the stronger High Pinion D30

in fact I'd buy these for 75$ just to have the shafts as spares.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-11-2011, 12:26 AM
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do it.....3.55 is way better than 3.07 and $75 is a deal.....most places charge $150 a piece

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-11-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah its a great deal so I will probably do it. What all needs to be new, if anything. Like U joints or brake lines? I guess I could you my oem axles for donor parts.
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