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Unread 12-31-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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4.88 gears ox locker ?

Dana 35, Alloy Usa 30 spline axles, ox locker, 4.88 gears. my ? is what is the best install kit for this application? with all the right bearing & races & so on. thank's

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Probably Superior S35! It will come with everything you need! Including Superior axles!
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I agree with Golen The superior Super35 kit is the way to go and thats what Im gonna be doing sometime in the future
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I already have the axles and locker. thank's anyway.
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What axles and locker do you have? Don't bother unless they are 30 spline axle shafts, 27 spline shafts will not hold up to a locker for long.
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ox locker and 30 spline axle
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I run this setup with 4.56 gears behind a 4.0L AX-15 & Atlas 4 speed.

It works OK. but beware the R&Ps tear teeth off before the shafts break.

I recommend a 9" or something of the likes in place of the D35
Because once you start beating on it the housing starts to bow.
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I run this setup with 4.56 gears behind a 4.0L AX-15 & Atlas 4 speed.

It works OK. but beware the R&Ps tear teeth off before the shafts break.

I recommend a 9" or something of the likes in place of the D35
Because once you start beating on it the housing starts to bow.
I like the truss and 4 link option for the 35
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It works OK. but beware the R&Ps tear teeth off before the shafts break.
Baloney. Too many of us are running D30 axles, lockers, and 35" tires with alloy axleshafts without problem with our R&P gearsets. The below pic is when I busted my front D30 axleshaft yet the R&P is fine. We bust a lot of front axleshafts but even on the trails I enjoy, busted R&Ps in the D30 are pretty darn rare.

The below shows me removing my busted front axleshaft on Sledgehammer in Johnson Valley without damage to my R&P gears. That's even with 4.88 gearing.
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are (USA STANDERD) gears any good? not (us gear) but USA STANDERD. and how about the install kit I asked about.
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Unless you're installing the gears yourself, do NOT buy the gears/install kits/bearings on your own to give to the shop to install. Because if you provided the parts and something went wrong, the installing shop would just blame your parts and you'd then be faced with paying the shop to de-install them, you having to get the parts replaced under warranty, then paying the shop again to install the new parts. Plus the dealer of the parts would just blame the installer for screwing up the installation which is normally who's at fault.

Make sure the installer provides ALL parts so if something goes wrong. That way, he will have to warranty everything including parts and labor. And ring & pinion gear installations do go wrong, you want to make sure you're protected.
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me and a friend are going to do it. I have some experience,and he does install's all the time.
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Baloney. Too many of us are running D30 axles, lockers, and 35" tires with alloy axleshafts without problem with our R&P gearsets. The below pic is when I busted my front D30 axleshaft yet the R&P is fine. We bust a lot of front axleshafts but even on the trails I enjoy, busted R&Ps in the D30 are pretty darn rare.

The below shows me removing my busted front axleshaft on Sledgehammer in Johnson Valley without damage to my R&P gears. That's even with 4.88 gearing.
Jerry,
I must have missed where we were talking about front axles with a long & short shaft (and u-joints thrown in for good measure) (I agree with the D30 not breaking R&Ps)

Dont ask me why, but both times Ive broke the rear end ( D35 OX 4.56 superior shafts) the R&P chew the teeth off. (Deflection maybe ) typically they break when shock loading them. I use Dana gear sets & set the BL up on the tight side. patterns always check out........

Ill call you on that and post pics this weekend. I think I still have a broken set laying around.
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Whoops I somehow moved to the front axle. But even in the rear, I would expect a broken D35c axleshaft more often than a chewed up R&P gearset.
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