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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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YJ Rear end - Direct bolt on?

Hi all, curious what year/vehicle rear ends bolt right up for the Jeep YJ.
Even moreso, can someone recommend a D35c Replacement for me that will take the least amount of modification. I did, JUST get done lifting the jeep... but I'm looking to mount 35's with my current 5.25" of lift. Just looking to see what would be easiest. Someone mentioned ford explorer, is it the same width? Is there any hacking/cutting/internal things that need to be changed? I'm new to the game, so any basic explanation, model cars I could look too, would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!

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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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East Coast Gear Supply and G2 have true bolt in`s.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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You can buy pre modded ford rear ends, but you pay a premium for them.

The only direct "bolt on" is another D35.

What is your budget?
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Unread 09-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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It sounds like you need a Ford 8.8 upgrade. It's not bolt in, but it's cost-effective. Welding is required. It's a fun project - I'm in the middle of mine right now. Look at my build in my signature link.

Are you sure that you can run 35s without any mods? Even with your 5" lift, the back wheel well will be tight for offroading.
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If you can weld any axle is a direct bolt in with new perches and u bolts
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Unread 09-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
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East Coast Gear Supply and G2 have true bolt in`s.
Will check it out!

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You can buy pre modded ford rear ends, but you pay a premium for them.

The only direct "bolt on" is another D35.

What is your budget?
Thanks old4x, was wondering about the rear from a 4cyl. I know they come with 4:11... Wondering if its a direct bolt in.
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Will check it out!

Thanks old4x, was wondering about the rear from a 4cyl. I know they come with 4:11... Wondering if its a direct bolt in.
Yeah it would be a direct bolt in but it's still a 35 so you only benefit from it would be the lower gear ratio!

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You can find a 8.8 with 4.10 and LSD. An8.8 is a bit narrower than a d35, but not enough to cause problems. The rear yoke has a flange on it, so some driveline work will need to be done. The parking brake will take some playing with to get it to adapt to the factory setup
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Yeah 8.8 hands down. The brake shoes on my d35 were going so I'm replacing the whole axle haha.
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Yeah 8.8 hands down. The brake shoes on my d35 were going so I'm replacing the whole axle haha.
Sounds like my train of thought. Broke a shock mount, installed a 8.8

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Yeah 8.8 hands down. The brake shoes on my d35 were going so I'm replacing the whole axle haha.
I know what you mean...I'm waiting on my spark plugs to go bad, so I can replace my 2.5L
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Any axle building company can get you what you need.

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I would also recommend WFO Concepts out OD Auburn, Ca
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LOL Anti.. is this a common problem for YJs? Was undermine last weekend and noticed my mount is cracked.
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