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Unread 11-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Rear ?

Just bought a 89 jeep wrangler and was out playing and believe I broke the slide gear. Question is what the best way to go about fixing it locker or upgrade to the Dana 44 it has stock rear end.

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Unread 11-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Wrong forum. What is a slide gear?
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Unread 11-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Sounds like you broke your Dana 35. Dont know what a slide gear is but head on down to a junkyard and pick up an 8.8 out of the rear of a Ford Explorer. No more breaking back there...

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
This should aid in selection...
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Unread 11-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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Agreed, do a google search for "8.8 in a YJ" and you'll have all the info you need. If you can get a 44 out of a cherokee, you could go that route too, but the 8.8 is going to be much easier to find.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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I would go with 8.8 instead dana 44. 8.8 is stronger than dana 44 that s for sure. plus 8.8 comes with disc brake while D44 dont have a disc. 8.8 is best buy!
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Unread 11-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Does that explorer run 3.73 ratio or will I have to change those? I mean spider gear. I am new to this stuff so please be patient. Lol
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Unread 11-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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Does that explorer run 3.73 ratio or will I have to change those? I mean spider gear. I am new to this stuff so please be patient. Lol
help us help you, fill out your profile so we know more about your jeep.

also if you dont wanna upgrade and just need to fix your dana 35, i have alot of spare parts and just let me know what ya need.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 03:52 PM   #8
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Explorers come in the 3.73 flavor in open and limited slip
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html

Read that^^^
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Unread 11-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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Does the year model on the explorer rear end matter I found one that came off a 94 for 300.00 I would prefer to go back with drum brakes on the back just for money and the fact that I have limited work space at the moment. Has anyone on here ever done this and if so is it a pain in the butt? 94chb man I dont know alot about the jeep just got it a week ago and never owned one before this. I do know its mostlly stock but the tires and I think it has a 4" lift kit on it the tires are 33" and it has a straight 6 with a 5 speed in it. Hope that helps. Any and all help is appreciated.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #10
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95 to 01 explorer will give you disc brakes, but if you prefer drums the 94 will work. do a search on 8.8 this is a very common swap, everything you could possibly want to know is available.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #11
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What the easiest way to make sure of the gears that I have in my axles?
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Unread 11-21-2011, 09:01 PM   #12
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open the rear cover and look at the numbers on the ring gear, the last 2 big numbers are the # of teeth divide the numbers and thats your ratio

41 11 = 3.73
39 11 = 3.55
40 10 = 4.10

and so on

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Unread 11-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #13
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Ok so from what u said mine reads 43 14 and that comes out to 3.07 does that sound right?
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Unread 11-22-2011, 10:40 AM   #14
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Ok so from what u said mine reads 43 14 and that comes out to 3.07 does that sound right?
yes thats right, the 5 speeds came with 3.07s
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Unread 11-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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How hard is this going to be found a rear end today for 300. When the hell did junk yards start charging core charges?
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