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Unread Yesterday, 04:08 PM   #1
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Found a good deal on a dana 30 and 35 with 4.10 gears out of an 89. I'm looking to put them in my 87 because I have a bent axle shaft. I can pick both of these up for the price of what it will cost me to replace my bent axle shaft. So I would be solving the problem of the bent axle, as well as upgrading to the 4.10 gears. Just wondering if everything should bolt right in. U joints and everything else the same size? I realize the dana 35 is a weakpoint but don't have the money to go with an 8.8 or 44

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Found a good deal on a dana 30 and 35 with 4.10 gears out of an 89. I'm looking to put them in my 87 because I have a bent axle shaft. I can pick both of these up for the price of what it will cost me to replace my bent axle shaft. So I would be solving the problem of the bent axle, as well as upgrading to the 4.10 gears. Just wondering if everything should bolt right in. U joints and everything else the same size? I realize the dana 35 is a weakpoint but don't have the money to go with an 8.8 or 44
Should be a direct swap. I think 95 was the only different year where they went to larger Ujoints on the front axle.
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The 94-95 does have a larger U-joint but there is an adapter U-joint available that has one side of the cross smaller than the other side.
The joint is readily available at most auto parts stores.
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Thanks for the replies. Probably gonna jump on them then. Will come to y'all if I have any more questions
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This would also be a good time to replace the center pins and u-bolts, shackle bushings. Change out the gear oil, etc. We are talking a 25 year old Jeep. May as well start fresh!
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87 thru 89 Dana axles have different brakes 1990 thru 95 where the same. The earlier Dana 35 has different calipers because of a two piece knuckle bracket I believe the difference is where the brake hose enters the caliper and the 30 has larger diameter drums.
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@stumper: Dana 30 doesn't have drums... D35 does but I believe the shoe and drum are wider but diameter is the same regardless of shoe width iirc
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