yj axle, gear, and carrier questions...
Ok so I plan on picking the brains of axle experts on this one. I have a '93 yj with some goodies on it and my dad has a '02 tj with even more goodies. My dad is upgrading both his front and rear axles to run bigger tires. My questions are
1) will the front carrier and gears from his dana 30 fit into my yj dana 30? I ask this because it has 3.73 gears and if I want to gear down further in the future I will have a bigger carrier.
2) I have access to a free dana 44 out of a '73 scout II with 3.73 gears. Would making this axle fit in the rear be worth upgrading to? I have heard countless horror stories with dana 35's and want it gone. I plan on running 33 inch tires and doing mild to moderate trail running and its a daily driver. And also I'm a college student so I'm looking for the cheapest route.
3) finally, My dad's rear axle that he is getting rid of (also a dana 35) has 3.73 gears and a factory limited slip which we recently rebuilt. If the scout 44 is too much hassle, could I at least pull the carrier out of it and get the lower gears and limited slip in my 35 (temporary of course I know the 35 is crap and I know all about the 8.8 and everything I just want to know if it would be worth it for now untill I have more money to put into the jeep.) thanks guys!