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Unread 07-09-2001, 03:15 PM   #1
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Help with Gear Swap

I have a 93 YJ with the 2.5L, soon to have the 4.0L if I can find the computer and all the harnesses.

My questions is this: I want to remove my 4.10/4.11 gears for 4.88's. But the guy at the shop said that my stock 35 would be asking for trouble since the new splines would be smaller. He suggested installing a "Super 35", which he said adds a detroit locker and give the performance of a Dana 44.

Is this necessary? Is it worth an additional $1300 installed?

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Unread 07-09-2001, 03:56 PM   #2
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Drewson....if you go with the axle/gear swap I'd be interested in your old stuff! Let me know what you decide.
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Unread 07-09-2001, 09:06 PM   #3
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well I would say that you are putting a lot of starain on the 35,IF you wheel a lot or just wheel HARD. A lot of guys have busted the dana 35 while running 35 in. tires. A common swap is a ford 8.8 (very strong)out of and explorer and you get disc brakes as a bonus. Or if you are lucky you might find a 8.25 out of a cherokee that had a tow package on it and they are almost as strong as the 44. The 8.25 chry. is a direct swap.Check your options first to see where you can save some cash.
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Unread 07-09-2001, 09:10 PM   #4
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I'm sorry the 8.25 might not be a direct swap!! I was thinking xj not yj My Mistake!
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Unread 07-09-2001, 11:14 PM   #5
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The shop is giving you information for the optimal performance of your jeep. Obviously it is your choice. The ford 8.8 is an excelent choice. I just put one in my bro's 92 YJ. It is fairly straight forward and fits like a glove. Rock on, Hamy.
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Unread 07-10-2001, 10:57 PM   #6
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Personally, I think the term "Super 35" is an oxymoron. You'd be better off spending a few bucks on some spare shafts for the 35 until you can afford a real swap.

Besides, with the 4.0 the 4.88s would be way too low. 4.56s are too low unless you're going to run 35" tires (not recommended with the Dana 35) or you're a rockcrawler and can stomach the high revs on the highway.
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