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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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Yj Looking for local axle shop in Southern Worcester County or Northern Rhode Island

Hi all,

Looking to have a D30 and D35 I recently picked up gone through to check gears and replace seals and bearings.

Anyone know of a good shop with fair rates in the Southern Worcester County or Northern Rhode Island area?

I'm right on the border...


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Unread 08-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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mitchells in Shrewsbury, ma

Mitchells in Shrewsbury, ma Rt 20 508755-3790
www.mitchelldifferential.com I would not waste any money on a Dana 35.
Dan can set you up with a few better rear axles. Tell him I sent you.

He built me a cut down Scout Dana 44 front axle.
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Unread 08-15-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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X2 on mitchell diff as well as not spending money on a 35.... he just regeared both my front and rear to 4.88s and things went nice and smooth. You may however not be too happy with the cost of a new rear axle but if you plan to wheel at all you want an 8.8 out of a ford or a D44 from a jeep out back.... the D35 will blow up eventually..
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Unread 08-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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You picked these axles up? with what gears 4:10 I hope.
keep the front Dana 30 and find a rear 8.8 or Dana 44. DO not spend money on a Dana 35!
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Unread 08-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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Yj

Thanks guys for the help.

Picked up the D30 and D35 out of EOL 1994 4banger YJ that had great running gear but a body that looked like it had more holes in it than swiss cheese.

Ran me $300 for both axles complete with about 112k miles on them.

My stock 1993 YJ Sahara has a 4.0 with the pathetic 3.07 setup and ABS brakes to top it all off. The rear is not long for this world though as the pinion is on its last legs.

So, I was going to just go cheap and kill off the ABS sensors and throw the two 4.10's in there for a cheap upgrade but the thought of doing the rear swap twice is making me thinking of just having the D30 checked out and going the 8.8 route.

I guess if I do that I can hit the yards and get an 8.8 with the 4.10 already onboard. Is a better option having Mitchell build me one instead?

If I hit the yards should I get one with or without the Limited slip?

Is the money ever gonna stop flowing out of my pockets?
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Unread 08-15-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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If you plan to wheel it nothing beats a locker! Pick up a copy of Sept JP mag they have a axle swap article.
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is the money ever gonna stop flowing out of my pockets?

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Thanks guys for the help.

Picked up the D30 and D35 out of EOL 1994 4banger YJ that had great running gear but a body that looked like it had more holes in it than swiss cheese.

Ran me $300 for both axles complete with about 112k miles on them.

My stock 1993 YJ Sahara has a 4.0 with the pathetic 3.07 setup and ABS brakes to top it all off. The rear is not long for this world though as the pinion is on its last legs.

So, I was going to just go cheap and kill off the ABS sensors and throw the two 4.10's in there for a cheap upgrade but the thought of doing the rear swap twice is making me thinking of just having the D30 checked out and going the 8.8 route.

I guess if I do that I can hit the yards and get an 8.8 with the 4.10 already onboard. Is a better option having Mitchell build me one instead?

If I hit the yards should I get one with or without the Limited slip?
Is the money ever gonna stop flowing out of my pockets?
I had the same 3.07 d30/D35 to start, asked Mitchell to quote me a d44 and it was something like 3500 or more to have it done with the goodies I wanted. they will build it nice for you but its going to be expensive... Better off with either a junkyard 8.8 or D44 out of a TJ with the gears you want already in it...
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Thanks guys for the help.

Picked up the D30 and D35 out of EOL 1994 4banger YJ that had great running gear but a body that looked like it had more holes in it than swiss cheese.

Ran me $300 for both axles complete with about 112k miles on them.

My stock 1993 YJ Sahara has a 4.0 with the pathetic 3.07 setup and ABS brakes to top it all off. The rear is not long for this world though as the pinion is on its last legs.

So, I was going to just go cheap and kill off the ABS sensors and throw the two 4.10's in there for a cheap upgrade but the thought of doing the rear swap twice is making me thinking of just having the D30 checked out and going the 8.8 route.

I guess if I do that I can hit the yards and get an 8.8 with the 4.10 already onboard. Is a better option having Mitchell build me one instead?

If I hit the yards should I get one with or without the Limited slip?

Is the money ever gonna stop flowing out of my pockets?
They built me a rear Dana 44 and I have had nothing but problems. Wheel bearing failed and took out my ring&pinion,ARB and shaft. Six months later I broke 4 teeth on the new ring gear. Axle seal is now leaking after six months from my last repair. I also blew up my Dana 30 they regeared. Bought a front Dana 44 from Northridge4x4 and have had no problems.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 04:44 PM   #10
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In all fairness a Dana 30 with arb and 4:88 gears was gonna blow up.

Want to go cheap? get a Scout Dana 44 rear and wheel spacers to make it 4 on 4 1/2. new spring pads, re gear ,add a locker. call it a day!
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