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post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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wj rear end swap

Hello all, new to this so don't laugh, I have a 1999 grand cherokee that has a shot ring and pinion gear. I don't have alot of money right now so I'm looking to go as cheap as possible. Should I rebuild or swap from salvage yard? I don't think I can set the new gears myself. If salvage I can swap myself, but I cannot for the life of me find a rear end for this thing. It has a dana 35 selec-trac. Any suggestions? Is there another jeep model that uses the same rear end? Should I just pull it and rebuild the whole darn thing? I'll buy the beers!

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 08:50 PM
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Search car-part.com for a used axle. The WJ axle is unique so you will only find it in other WJ's. Look for WJ's with the 4.0 to get the D35. Most of them will have 3.55's but a few will have 3.73's, so just make sure the ratio match (if yours is 4wd). If you have 2wd, the gear ratio shouldn't matter.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks, it has 3.73's so i guess its rare? anyways thanks for the advice
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 09:06 PM
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If you have 3.73, you can get a D35 with those gears (might be hard to find) or a Dana44a out of a V8 grand. They all had 3.73 so one of those would work.

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 09:31 PM
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-27-2010, 09:39 PM
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Was asking the OP because there is that u-pull-it in Little Rock he could go to. I have seen a few WJs there from time to time.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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turns out i have a selec-trac dana 35 3.55 gears, if any body knows what vehicles interchange with that will be helpful.
also, i used to be a member of the rockcrawlers club when i had my sammy
i'll try and get in touch with someone there too. thanx
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-28-2010, 09:23 AM
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on vehicle you can get that from is another WJ with the d35 and 3.55 gears..... d35 only came with models with the 4.0... so you should be able to find any 4.0 WJ 2wd or 4wd and swap unless it came with the tow package and then it had 3.73 gears


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post #10 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 07:50 AM
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Related Q:--Will i be able to directly swap an rear diff from an 03 WJ into my 01? Both are D44's, with 3.73 gears. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work out, but thought i'd get a 2nd opinion.

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post #11 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 AM
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Related Q:--Will i be able to directly swap an rear diff from an 03 WJ into my 01? Both are D44's, with 3.73 gears. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work out, but thought i'd get a 2nd opinion.

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 AM
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Don't forget, selec-trac is the transfer case. Nothing to do with the axles.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 05:47 PM
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Also may look at if either one has veri-lock diff, just an FYI.

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