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post #1 of 15 Old 06-28-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 35 with 31's

I just bought a 97 TJ Sahara with the Dana 35 rear axle. If I only want to run 31's am I still ok? My experience is limited to the indestructible 85 CJ7

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-28-2013, 08:11 PM
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-28-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks amigo. Still learning about the new fangled rigs
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post #4 of 15 Old 06-28-2013, 11:06 PM
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im running 33 swamppers with mine d 35 with limited slip
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post #5 of 15 Old 06-29-2013, 05:00 AM
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I ran a turdy-5 with 31s on my YJ for about 2 years, no problems.

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post #6 of 15 Old 06-30-2013, 10:36 AM
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If you start bouncing off rocks, throwing the clutch, etc. You will damage the 35 on small tires. Just be aware of it and wheel with a little caution and it will probably treat you well.
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post #7 of 15 Old 06-30-2013, 08:35 PM
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I once ran a dana 35 on 35s with 4.88 gears and a locker lol that said I babied it and never had a problem.
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-30-2013, 08:55 PM
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Sometimes 31's are too much on the street.


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post #9 of 15 Old 07-01-2013, 11:00 AM
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The 35 will hold up fine with 31's for normal trail use and even some extreme stuff, however, you don't want a constant diet of the big rocks. They can even damage the 8.8. If you want to make your 35 a little tougher, throw in a set of 30 spline axles with a matching Detroit tru-trac, this will get you trough some pretty rough country when needed. MY 35 has held up well over the years with 31's.

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post #10 of 15 Old 07-01-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all. I Plan to run 31s for 2 or 3 years then upgrading to 33s. Ain't really got any rocks here in East Texas and I really don't plan on hitting the hard mud. Just mainly some trails. I'll just have to yake some care.
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post #11 of 15 Old 07-02-2013, 09:32 PM
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31s are fine, ran them on my first tj with a d35 for its whole life no problems.....

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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I had 31s on D35 from 1998-march 2013. Now on 33s. DD and weekend warrior for me, never a problem.

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-07-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still on 235/75s and I noticed my rearend leaking. Pulling the diff cover I noticed a dent by a diff cover bolt in just the right spot where it won't come out. After pulling all the other diff bolts I was finally able get it off. Lo and behold there is a bolt with the head sheared off in the bottom of my housing. The crazy thing is there wasn't any noises from the rear end. Have to get some pics of it here tomorrow
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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I DD mine with the D35 and 33's. With playing mostly in snow and mud.
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-16-2013, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Apparently it was my ring gear bolts that decided to start biting the dust. Done lost three. Guess I ain't hitting the trails this weekend. Unless I could hit the hardware store for some grade 8 bolts? Was going to order new bolts from Quadratec but if I can get replacements sooner....
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