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Unread 01-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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dana 35 gear ratio?

I am trying to locate a replacement (used) for my Dana 35 rear...I've got a '88 YJ, I6, BA 10/5, 4.2L...does anyone know what the gear ratio is? Or, does anyone know which cherokee models might be used to rplace mine with? Any suggestions or input would be valuable. Thanks!

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Unread 01-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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I am trying to locate a replacement (used) for my Dana 35 rear...I've got a '88 YJ, I6, BA 10/5, 4.2L...does anyone know what the gear ratio is? Or, does anyone know which cherokee models might be used to rplace mine with? Any suggestions or input would be valuable. Thanks!
You looking for replacement gears for your current d 35 or a different axle to replace the ticking time bomb d35 you have now?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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You looking for replacement gears for your current d 35 or a different axle to replace the ticking time bomb d35 you have now?
they are all ticking time bombs... d35's that is
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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3.07's probably

Another yj is the only bolt in option. If you're gonna fab go 8.8 from a 90's ford explorer.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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Mark the drive shaft so you can see the rotation.. Jack up one rear tire and turn it 2 complete revolutions while watching the drive shaft. the number of times the driveshaft goes around is your ratio...
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Unread 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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It works try it.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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My current 35 went over 227,000 miles...doesn't seem that bad to me. If anyone knows of a better full axel and differential I can get at a used Dana 35 price that's better, I would consider it. I can barely afford a used 35. Thanks for the info on how to find out the gear ratio.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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if you drive to tennessee ill sell you my D44 with matching 3.07 gears. will bolt right up in your jeep. its in my 89 wrangler right now, im going with bigger axles and a stretch so im selling my lift and axles.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #9
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As said a yj d35 is your only option for bolt in. Some Cherokees have them but you have to cut perches and reweld. Same amount of work to do a d44, f8.8, c8.25 etc. so if your going to do it might as well upgrade. Most pick and pulls charge per item, not type of item....so a d35 costs the same as a f8.8.

That said if you really want to find a d35 then I would search craiglist or find a local jeep club and see if they have a site. Most have a site, join up and then post a "want to buy" thread.

I got one sitting in my driveway, but Oregon is a bit far and the gearing is not going to be the same.

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Unread 01-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #10
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Like said above shame your far I have an axle with 307s and new bearings just sitting in my driveway, I posted it for sale here and Craigslist to make me an offer. It's about to go to the scrap yard
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Unread 01-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #11
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The ratio for all Dana 35's is 1:1. Sounds weird but its equal to terminal velocity or the maximum speed you can hurl the thing off a bridge. That's just my opinion though.
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