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Unread 02-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Buying a TJ, have axle questions.

So I am buying a TJ.. Rubicons are hard to come by for a decent price around here. Im basically limited to Sport, X, or SE in my price range.

Assuming I cant find a Sport with D44. Just how weak is the D35/30 combo.

I currently own a 1990 XJ and I havn't had any issues going anywhere I need to go with it (I have 'awed' some of my friends with big trucks). But that is with 245's How do they hold up to moderate trails with 33's max? I plan on using it as a DD, but would take it in some pretty tough terrain going hunting and camping. Nothing my XJ hasnt gone on, but again, the tire size difference.

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Unread 02-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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D30/D35 combo is fine with 33's. If your tires start to hop, stop....is a good rule.
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The D30 is fine and you can live with the D35. I wouldn't waste any money on it though. Just found a D44 out of an LJ for 700 for ours. I had been waiting to regear til I did find one since I want to add a locker.
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There is also the Super 35 kit out there. Its only about 150 bucks added to the price of a full case locker and gives you the same size axle shafts as a dana 44 or ford 8.8 and since they are chromolly shafts they are even stronger then factory 44 or 8.8 shafts.
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