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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #2371
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Not happy with the Dana 35?
I'm very happy with it. Just planning for the future and having a little fun. I've never built an axle from the ground up so this will be a good learning experience.

One side done... anyone wanna come over and do the other side??? Lot's of grinding.



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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #2372
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I'll pass doing it once is enough for me haha.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #2373
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I'll pass doing it once is enough for me haha.
Haha.... I'm glad the brackets are minimal, still a lot of work.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #2374
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Haha.... I'm glad the brackets are minimal, still a lot of work.
Less typing , more grinding !
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Unread 09-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #2375
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From eyesore, to garage decor.

I'm glad that portion of this axle build is done. Tomorrow I will disassemble it further, replace the e-brake shoes and possibly weld the tubes.

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Unread 09-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #2376
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Yeah yeah.... sorry I didn't get the OK for the D60 like you did!
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Unread 09-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #2377
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Yeah yeah.... sorry I didn't get the OK for the D60 like you did!
That was a pleasant surprise ... I have a pretty cool wife Your 8.8 will serve you well .
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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #2378
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Agreed. They're darn stout axles. A buddy of mine has one with a limited slip, 38.5s, and stock shafts. He wheels the heck out of it and it hasn't given him a single problem yet.
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A buddy has gone thru an arb and 2 detroits running 40-42 with chromos on his 8.8. I had heard they were strong but seeing means a lot.
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That was a pleasant surprise ... I have a pretty cool wife Your 8.8 will serve you well .
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Agreed. They're darn stout axles. A buddy of mine has one with a limited slip, 38.5s, and stock shafts. He wheels the heck out of it and it hasn't given him a single problem yet.
I'll be happy once it's in, it's just a hard pill to swallow financially since I'm replacing something that has never given me any problems with something that's better, but not better in a way that I can immediately see, feel or actually know when it's being better.

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A buddy has gone thru an arb and 2 detroits running 40-42 with chromos on his 8.8. I had heard they were strong but seeing means a lot.
So what you're saying is that it's so stout that the lockers break before the axle? Sounds like he needs a bigger axle..... with a correspondingly bigger locker.... haha.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #2381
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Welded the tubes....reading online will get you about a 100 different ways to do it, no one can agree. Many just go at it with a 220 mig and never have an issue. That's what I got... so that's what I did! I just did 1.5" sections, going from side to side and rotating the axle around. Now to disassemble further.



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So what you're saying is that it's so stout that the lockers break before the axle? Sounds like he needs a bigger axle..... with a correspondingly bigger locker.... haha.
He finally moved to tons to run 42s.... I was just saying that you never know what something will hold up to until you try. He wheeled and lived in florida, Louisiana, new mexico and now utah in moab. It has seen a lot of road and offroad in that time. I personally would have just removed the axles and mounted them over the fire place after that much abuse and time. It would be good conversation starters.
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He finally moved to tons to run 42s.... I was just saying that you never know what something will hold up to until you try. He wheeled and lived in florida, Louisiana, new mexico and now utah in moab. It has seen a lot of road and offroad in that time. I personally would have just removed the axles and mounted them over the fire place after that much abuse and time. It would be good conversation starters.
That is impressive that the lockers would break before the shafts. We all know Detroit lockers are stout pieces! I'll have to remember that when I'm feeling like buying Chromos.... no need to waste the money.
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Back to your 8.8.... finished yet?
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Back to your 8.8.... finished yet?
I'm still on break... ok, back to it. Damn youtube.
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