Dana 35 and a 2.5L with a regear...
I have a 99 TJ 4cyl jeep with the awful Dana 35 and the normal 4.10 gearing. I am running 33" tires for mostly street purposes....VERY mild of road. This is a Daddy-Daughters fun jeep for the occasional weekend ride to get ice cream and go fishing....hence the very mild off road. DONT FLAME ME...My girls are #1 not the toy jeep, so I don't and can't spend big money on axle swaps.
I would like a bit more low in power out of this 4 cyl and some pulling power going up hills around town so I have been think of regearing the axles to 4.88 to try and get back that power thus lost from the 33's.
Question: is it worth it with the Dana 35 and a 4cyl or is the axle still a ticking time bomb even with my weak motor and street jeep application?
Will going to 4.88 gears be a hindrance on the longevity as well in this situation?
I plan to do the install myself as I am very confident in gears and such as per my career. That is the only way I can afford this mod in the first place.
Please help educate me on the Dana 35 and 4cyl application.
BTW.. I searched and searched, but only came up with 6cyl and Dana issues....
Thanks in advance!