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Unread 10-21-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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I wanna get some bigger axles

I have Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear on my xj....any suggestions on going with bigger axles? I want some strength

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Unread 10-21-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Ford 8.8 or Dana 44 rear, alloy shafts in the front and you are good to go with up to 35's.
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Unread 10-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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All the same width?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 03:34 AM   #4
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Close enough. The 8.8's from Explorers are just over an inch shorter.

Cherokees with tow package actually came with D44 rears for a couple years in the late 80's. If you find one of those it will bolt in perfectly.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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All right I think I will go with a explorer rear end...I'm gonna go with 4.88 gears
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Unread 10-23-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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explorer rear is definitly a good idea, should drop right in with the leaf sprung suspensions of an xj, i actually just watched an episode of xtreme 4x4 on spike this morning where this was done
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Unread 10-24-2011, 05:26 PM   #7
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Was that episode the budget build on the camo xj?
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Unread 10-25-2011, 08:01 AM   #8
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yupp, sure was...if i remember correctly, that whole build was around 6500, and with that rear, you could do 35's and 37's are possible but its stretching it
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Unread 10-25-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Was that episode the budget build on the camo xj?
The Spike show "Trucks" also did a project called Cheap Cherokee, they installed a 8.8 as well.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 04:23 PM   #10
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Yeah I didn't know arb air lockers were budgeting your build!
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Unread 10-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #11
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well i believe they were "budgeting" cause he welded the rear as part of his "original budget"...but then couldnt drive it on the street so it was now less expensive and more "budget oriented" to completely replace the entire rear axle and throw arb's in the mix cause it costed less than a trailer and a tow rig, lol, any selectable lockers are gonna be a little less budget oriented though, arb's just are more expensive than the rest
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Unread 10-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #12
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Haha true
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