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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:05 AM   #1
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Axle Shaft Upgrade?

What would you guys recommend for a axle shaft upgrade on a D30 and D35? I'm looking to upgrade both and do a c clip elimnator and a locker. I am kind of leaning towards the powertrax for the front. I have no clue what I want for the rear. Also should I upgrade gears from the 3.07 to like 4.10 at this time. Will the 4.10 fit in the 3.07 carrier?
Let me tell you this Jeep is never going to see the road again.

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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Can't go wrong with Superior Alloy axles!Definitely re gear! You should go with a Super D35 in back with an auto locker or selectable?And no you will have to change the carrier! I believe 3.53 is the break point! Might want to go lower in the gear department! 4.56!
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If it's never going to see the road again then why would you dream of keeping the 30/35?
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If it's never going to see the road again then why would you dream of keeping the 30/35?
And if you have 33's, go at least 4.56, 4.88 would be even better.
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I am planning on going to a 44 front with a high pinion 9 rear but i can't find any fords with the axles still intact. Anyone know what the high pinion for 9 in came in besides a 79 ford truck
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Also is there any axles beside rubicon 44's that will basically be a direct swap into a 97 TJ?
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I am planning on going to a 44 front with a high pinion 9 rear but i can't find any fords with the axles still intact. Anyone know what the high pinion for 9 in came in besides a 79 ford truck
How much do you want to pay? I'll turn the dogs loose and find you some.
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no but the closest thing to it sizewize and a upgrade would be a 96-2001 ford explorer rear 8.8. I believe the mountanier as well, but both require cutting and welding brackets. The bracket kits go for about $200 dollars.
and most people do not recommend trying to use your old TJ brackets.
If you dont have to have a locker I like the LSD as it slips some and does not clank and bang.

powertrax is ok for the front, but I would not recommend one for the rear you want somthing to be able to put thicker axleshafts in it and the new powertrax carriers only come in 28 spline. Some of the old ones had 31 spline inputs.

If you plan on doing mostly on-road get a selectible locker so you dont have to go through those clanks and bangs powertrax produces in the rearend.

The old carrier will only work with a thicker ring gear so you can properly bring it back to center for adjustment. you are better off finding a carrier off
a 3.53 and up rear d35 they are very common in junk yards. but again if you go this route you are keeping the weak carrier per say.

Hope this helps.
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How much do you want to pay? I'll turn the dogs loose and find you some.
No thanks man one of my buddys told me today that he has a 89 Ford F-150 that he'll give me for $500 with a D44 front and a Low pinion 9 inch rear so i might end up with that depending on the gearing.

If you still have those 1 tons that you were going to use in you're jeep let me know the price
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No thanks man one of my buddys told me today that he has a 89 Ford F-150 that he'll give me for $500 with a D44 front and a Low pinion 9 inch rear so i might end up with that depending on the gearing.

If you still have those 1 tons that you were going to use in you're jeep let me know the price
I sold mine the day I posted them up. But I know where a locked chevy 60 front and a 14 bolt rear with 4.10's is at for 1250.

Here is a link for you. I'm thinking that your 87 (Guessing that it's a balljoint 44, I don't know everything about every make of axle ever made) front is not a good buy. Call these people. Tell them Vendor (406 YJ) Sent you their dirrection. Their prices are great to begin with but it won't hurt to drop my user name and see if you can't get a better buy.

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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=670313
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What would you guys recommend for a axle shaft upgrade on a D30 and D35? I'm looking to upgrade both and do a c clip elimnator and a locker. I am kind of leaning towards the powertrax for the front. I have no clue what I want for the rear. Also should I upgrade gears from the 3.07 to like 4.10 at this time. Will the 4.10 fit in the 3.07 carrier?
Let me tell you this Jeep is never going to see the road again.
superior shafts at all 4 corners, powertrax no-slip in the front, c-clip eliminator is an awesome upgrade for the D35 or S35, and a selectable locker for the rear. all together youre looking at an expensive Christmas. your current D35 carrier will not work with 4.10's but if you get a S35 that wont matter since youll be getting a locker. ARB and OX are very strong and since theyre selectable theyll be best suited for the rear.
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S35 is just the bigger carrier or a whole different axle?
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everything you need except front shafts

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I know where a locked chevy 60 front and a 14 bolt rear with 4.10's is at for 1250.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=670313
Talked to the guy about the 60 and a 14 bolt pretty reasonable. Are you familiar with the company and are there axles usually in pretty good condition? Thanks for the help.
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