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post #1 of 11 Old 05-17-2006, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 35 Beef Up

I looked into swapping the complete 8.8 Explorer axle and decided against it. Too much hastle for me. What I am wondering is, if there are stronger than stock bolt in components which would allow me to retain the stock Dana 35 housing and brakes in my YJ. Looking for stronger axles, posi, etc. What stuff do you recommend to strenghten the drive train for light to medium off road work. I don't care, or want, disc brakes in the rear. Thanks, Phil

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-17-2006, 12:59 PM
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There's a link in the YJ FAQ about some Superior Super 35 kit which comes with I believe the parts you are looking for.

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if u plan on running anything more than 33s dont waste your money on trying to strengthen the d35... get a d44 or an 8.8... u can usually find them with all the brackets and everything done so u just have to bolt them in
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[QUOTE=grandman97]if u plan on running anything more than 33s dont waste your money on trying to strengthen the d35...

Only running 31s and don't plan to go bigger.

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get a d44 or an 8.8... u can usually find them with all the brackets and everything done so u just have to bolt them in
I gather you are talking about finding an axle that someone else has already set up for a Jeep. But aren't you talking about a CJ,YJ etc? I have a ZJ. What kind of vehicle would be an appropriate donor?

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-18-2006, 03:05 AM
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if u plan on running anything more than 33s dont waste your money on trying to strengthen the d35...

Only running 31s and don't plan to go bigger.

Phil
if thats the case, then honestly, you shouldn't have to do anything to the D35. running it open it will hold up to 33s for a while. but if you go to 35s, forget it. you should be able to lock it and get away on 31s without too much trouble. If you want the extra piece of mind, look into the Superior Super 35 kit. but for what its gonna cost you to get it and get it installed, you may as well just do the 8.8

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I've been running my D35 locked for 6 years and wheel it pretty hard. I decided to stay with the D35 until it breaks. You drive it and right and it will last. EVERY D35 I have seen break on the trail was the result of driver error. You should be fine with the 31's.

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I've been running my D35 locked for 6 years and wheel it pretty hard. I decided to stay with the D35 until it breaks. You drive it and right and it will last. EVERY D35 I have seen break on the trail was the result of driver error. You should be fine with the 31's.
mine never broke on the trail, it crapped out on the street. and I was running it open on 35s.

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You can pick up a super/grande/ultimate 35 kit for around $800. I've been running that kit for almost two years and I don't consider myself easy on my junk.

06 tj locked on 36's.
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frankiefire702 you have been running the super kit for two years with 36's !

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post #11 of 11 Old 02-11-2011, 01:39 AM
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Curious with what you ended up doing?...I read so many posts don't have a resolve. We have a d35 with a 3.08 gear and a bent outer shaft. Someone in a saturn went under her and ran into the tire. We were hoping the U bolts just slid but no such luck. She's on blocks until we can find a solution that doesn't include changing the front gears..So, I'm interested in what you came up with.
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