Originally Posted by Evildriver-3 View Post
Why you getting hostile, bra? No one is knocking the 60s strength. At least im certainly not. Im preparing for a V8 LJ and i purchased front and rear 60s. BUT as I learned that I can easily find a CUCV or non(?) 14B with 4.56s already.. for less than i can get my 60 shafts cut.. this has my attention. Even if the 14B came ONLY in semi float.. coming 4.56 would still have my attention. I can set my own gears, but not having to buy gears (150-200) and not having to buy install kit (150?) is just added money back into my build, which already has me deeper than i wanted. Not having to buy drive flanges... not having to buy FF shafts for my 60... its just better money spend for me.
your comment on making a dana 35 live is appalling. Regardless of foolish pride, why would anyone even want to take this challenge? i saw a friend in a 4cyl stock TJ rip a burn out at a stop light once... and he spun the shaft into pieces. next thing you know we were looking at the tire and 1/2 a shaft disconnected from the jeep. If he was on 33s or greater i would say he got what he asked for... but a vehicle should be able to handle itself in stock trim. how furious would you be if you bought a new 2500...got excited ...ripped some throttle and you broke an axle in stock trim? take that piece of **** back and buy another brand. the dana 35 was a mistake from day one. and it always was. i do not want to talk anymore dana 35. putting money into it is just not wise. im sorry
there is a four wheeler article that says that the d35 is so worthless that even a brake job is an excuse to swap it out. dont spend one dollar on it. i cant find it..but i will post it if i do.