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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Rear end is messed up... What to do?

So something happened with the rear axle in my Jeep. It was a Dana 35 with 3.07 gears and it broke a bunch of teeth of the ring gear and spider gears and the carrier has a lot of movement. Wasn't even off roading. I accelerated a little harder then normal and there it went. Can I rebuild it myself easily or does anyone know somewhere in Michigan or Ohio that has used axles for sale? I just want to get the Jeep back on the road before winter so I can move it out of the way. Ive found good used carrier, ring and pinion set just not sure how to go about installing it right so something like this doesn't happen again.

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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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So something happened with the rear axle in my Jeep. It was a Dana 35 with 3.07 gears and it broke a bunch of teeth of the ring gear and spider gears and the carrier has a lot of movement. Wasn't even off roading. I accelerated a little harder then normal and there it went. Can I rebuild it myself easily or does anyone know somewhere in Michigan or Ohio that has used axles for sale? I just want to get the Jeep back on the road before winter so I can move it out of the way. Ive found good used carrier, ring and pinion set just not sure how to go about installing it right so something like this doesn't happen again.
You're better off finding another axle, craigslist is probably the best place to start searching, or now would be a good time to get a ford 8.8 or D44
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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This will be the response you should go with.

Use the search feature and read up on the 8.8 Ford axle upgrade.

If you are pressed for time and its your daily driver, get a used D35 off CL and slap it in. THEN start planning the 8.8 sourcing parts and welding.

Why?

Because it is going to happen again. Not if, when.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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Rebuilding a differential is not the thing to do unless you have the experience or someone to teach you that has the experience. I blew my rear diff up too. Throw that boat anchor away. I found a SCOUT 2 axle from like 1976. It's a Dana44 and I had it rebuilt with an ARB locker and put off set spaces to bring the lug pattern and axle width to match the jeep wheels. The only advantage to the 8.8 is you can get them with disc brakes, but it is a ford product. And while you're at it change that 3.07 to something useful like 4.10 or 4.56 and of course match the front match your new rear.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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This will be the response you should go with.

Use the search feature and read up on the 8.8 Ford axle upgrade.

If you are pressed for time and its your daily driver, get a used D35 off CL and slap it in. THEN start planning the 8.8 sourcing parts and welding.

Why?

Because it is going to happen again. Not if, when.
I went through two replacement Dana 35's before I bought my 8.8. Then I bought several more when I found out how valuable they are to a jeeper and worthless they can seem under a wrecked explorer.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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I went through two replacement Dana 35's before I bought my 8.8. Then I bought several more when I found out how valuable they are to a jeeper and worthless they can seem under a wrecked explorer.
I'm socking away the green stuff to build my own YJ within the next 18 months. 8.8 is on the build list.

As I said, OP, if time and money don't permit the 8.8 now, start the process now for the next time the turdy-5 craps out.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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Unread 10-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #9
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Got the answer for you. Call Chris. He will have one and very very reasonable. Tell him I sent you.
He parts out Jeeps and isnt that far away. he is in Armada.

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Unread 10-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #10
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Unread 10-05-2013, 01:10 AM   #11
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I agree with all the rest of then but I know how nerve wrecking an axle swap sounds. I'm in Michigan and always on craigslist. There are d35 all over got around 100$.

Seriously though, I spent 200$ on my entire 8.8 swap. Super easy and a great upgrade.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 03:40 AM   #12
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It's really not that daunting a task. There are plenty of us on here that can help with the mental heavy lifting...
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Unread 10-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Call Chris. He backs up his parts. No reason to guess.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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Call Chris. He backs up his parts. No reason to guess.
Thanks and will do. Right now I just want to get it back on the road. I'll give him a call this week.

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Unread 10-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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If you are running stock tires I would look for a D35 with 3.07 at the junk yard and make them almost pay me to take it off their hands. If you are running over stock then I would leave the D35 alone and start looking at axle upgrades that fit would fit my time line/budget. If you want more specific responses then fill out your jeep profile.
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