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Unread 08-16-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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Dana 35

ok I have a stripped Dana 35 pinion gear in the rear of my zj I would hate to regear it but I will have to do something
I have a stock zj with the stock 3.73 gears

I can get a tj dana35 with 3.73 gears for $125 thats atleast half the cost of just the parts to regear my rearend

my question is will the tj rearend allmost bolt right in? I will have to change the brakes from drum to disk and I think move the shock mounts this tj rearend has 29,000 miles on it he changed it for a dana 44

I'm just trying to fix this as cheap as I can and if its changing the whole housing out for another then so be it

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Unread 08-16-2009, 04:05 AM   #2
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no all the brackets would need to be changed. your best bet is to get an axle out of another ZJ preferably a 44a
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Unread 08-16-2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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^----- ditto
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Unread 08-16-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
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shouldnt be hard to find a v8 zj junked somewhere.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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Don't spend and money on a D35. Also the cost to convert a D35 from a TJ to a ZJ would be more than the axle is worth. There are a ton of 8.25s from XJs, but I don't think you would ever find one with 3:73 gears and the cost to change would be way more than the axle is worth.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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Time for a d44a swap.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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The 8.25 from an XJ will definitely not have ABS; if that's a factor, don't try it. Along with the cost of modification, it's not an option I'd recommend.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:34 PM   #8
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i dont have the money nor want to at this time put a d44 into the zj
I have 3 dana44's in my yard all out of comanches the cost for the dana44 swap is $300-$400 for brackets and close to $400 for gears master install kit
and carrier then I still have to weld the brackets on and re gear it and get the abs system setup for it

I would rather spend the $600 to fix my front axle on my tj
(my ox locker came apart and chewed up my ring and pinion)

as far as that D35 in the zj I just want to fix it as cheap as posoble its just my wifes daily driver we bought it one week ago for $700 if it was somthing I was going to build for wheeling right now the it would get an 8.8 and I would be replacing the front axle with one of the high pinion D30's I have in my yard
the regearing it for 4.88's and run some 35's at the least
or I would put the High pinion D60 I have in the front and the 14boltin the rear and try to tuff 42's

a junkyard axle from a zj is atleast $200
I'm able to pick this tj dana35 for $120 so besides the changing the brakes and shock mounts what other mounts would need to be moved
the upper control arm mounts look like there the same would I need to move the lower control arm mounts or are the fine how about the coil bucket
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:39 PM   #9
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i dont have the money nor want to at this time put a d44 into the zj
I have 3 dana44's in my yard all out of comanches the cost for the dana44 swap is $300-$400 for brackets and close to $400 for gears master install kit
and carrier then I still have to weld the brackets on and re gear it and get the abs system setup for it

I would rather spend the $600 to fix my front axle on my tj
(my ox locker came apart and chewed up my ring and pinion)

as far as that D35 in the zj I just want to fix it as cheap as posoble its just my wifes daily driver we bought it one week ago for $700 if it was somthing I was going to build for wheeling right now the it would get an 8.8 and I would be replacing the front axle with one of the high pinion D30's I have in my yard
the regearing it for 4.88's and run some 35's at the least
or I would put the High pinion D60 I have in the front and the 14boltin the rear and try to tuff 42's

a junkyard axle from a zj is atleast $200
I'm able to pick this tj dana35 for $120 so besides the changing the brakes and shock mounts what other mounts would need to be moved
the upper control arm mounts look like there the same would I need to move the lower control arm mounts or are the fine how about the coil bucket
There's a difference between a D44 and a D44a. The D44a came on all V8 ZJ's from 96-98 and some I6's. A D44a is a direct bolt in for your Jeep.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 02:34 PM   #10
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There's a difference between a D44 and a D44a. The D44a came on all V8 ZJ's from 96-98 and some I6's. A D44a is a direct bolt in for your Jeep.
I know the difference
I just would rather put the normal D44 in it has a stronger housing and more locker options

but I like the 8.8 because it doesnt leak out of the drivers side axle seal like the D44 has a tendency to do
I have change axles and axle seals in my tj five times and it still leaks
I have also changed the housing twice and it still leaks

I am just trying to figure out what to look foward to on what brackets I will have to take my plasma cutter to and what ones can stay I will reuse the brackets to save the money
but with out the tj axle in front of me I cant tell what I will need to do
I would look at my tj but the rear axle has all custom brakets on it as it is
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Unread 08-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #11
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shouldnt be hard to find a v8 zj junked somewhere.
God see them everywhere. Up here its like 318-land.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #12
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God see them everywhere. Up here its like 318-land.
Ive seen 2 and both of them are missing the rear axle and the motor and trans along with the front clip and interior
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Unread 08-17-2009, 02:21 AM   #13
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you should hold them together to see what needs to be moved. from what i can tell the only thing that will work are the uppers, but who knows. if you have a welder it really doesnt matter, if your paying someone to weld the brackets on, i stick to my original suggestion.
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