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post #1 of 24 Old 05-01-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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I think my d35 is finally on its way out

So today me and my girlfriend were doing some erronds and on turn no matter how wide or tight, it feels like the rear end is binding very badly. To the point that the steering wheel comes back to straight in incriments if that makes sense. It has been making the noise for awhile and up until yesterday it wasn't to bad. Now its every turn and very loud. I do have the trac lock. I think I read somewhere that if the clutches go bad it will do that. Is it true? Is it time to upgrade?

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post #2 of 24 Old 05-01-2013, 06:49 PM
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Whatever it is, I wouldn't spend money fixing a 35. Better off to swap in a stronger axle such as a d44a out of a 96-98 v8 ZJ or a ford 8.8

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Sounds more like a toasted viscous coupler rather than the rear dif. When LSD clutches wear out the dif just works like a conventional gear no binding should happen.
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Sounds more like a toasted viscous coupler rather than the rear dif. When LSD clutches wear out the dif just works like a conventional gear no binding should happen.
I have a 242 not a 249
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maybe the clutches in the LSD have locked up and are working like a locker? thatd be my guess

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You can try all the justification you want, those axles snap like twigs.

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post #7 of 24 Old 05-01-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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maybe the clutches in the LSD have locked up and are working like a locker? thatd be my guess
That's what I'm thinking. I'm gonna call my dads mechanic tommarow and try and get him to look at it while I'm working becaise I don't have the time. If its the axle I'm just replacing it with a rebuilt 44a
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If its the axle I'm just replacing it with a rebuilt 44a
thats my plan as well. i kind of beat the **** out of my 35 hoping it will break so i have an excuse to tell my dad i need to put a 44a in it

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post #9 of 24 Old 05-01-2013, 11:04 PM
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Why use the 44a? I'd rather go 8.8 or 44HD. If you're gonna do it, do it right.
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post #10 of 24 Old 05-02-2013, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Why use the 44a? I'd rather go 8.8 or 44HD. If you're gonna do it, do it right.
I don't have access to a welder and there are no shops around me that do that kind of fabrication otherwise I'd already have an 8.8 in there
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44a is the 44hd.

Can't say I've ever heard of a clutch based lsd failing to locked.
If the fluid is very neglected they'll chatter and lock though.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Why use the 44a? I'd rather go 8.8 or 44HD. If you're gonna do it, do it right.
44a is a direct bolt in except for some driveshaft mods. great upgrade for guys that dont plan to upgrade it much further.

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44a is a direct bolt in except for some driveshaft mods. great upgrade for guys that dont plan to upgrade it much further.
What will I have to do with the driveshaft? Shorten it?
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The D44a is like an inch longer at the pinion I think. So yea shorten it.
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The D44a is like an inch longer at the pinion I think. So yea shorten it.
Would a transmission shop be able to do somethin like that?
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