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Unread 02-09-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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will the stock dana 30/35 axles hold up with lockers, 32 or 33 inch tires, and a six cylinder? how much did folks out there pay to upgrade axles and what did you get?
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Unread 02-09-2004, 09:22 PM   #2
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30 will, but I wouldn't count on the 35 holding up.
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Unread 02-09-2004, 10:48 PM   #3
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Like igofshn said, you risk breaking axles with the d35. I paid like $670 a couple years ago @ 4Wheel parts for D44 upgrade at the same time they did some other stuff like gears. - which brings up another point - you probably want to regear when you go up to 33's .
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will the stock dana 30/35 axles hold up with lockers, 32 or 33 inch tires, and a six cylinder? how much did folks out there pay to upgrade axles and what did you get?
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If you had a 4 banger and 32's you would be okay, as long as you don't hammer the skinny pedal..............but you have a 6, so I wouldn't even consider it until you do the upgrade.
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If you had a 4 banger and 32's you would be okay, as long as you don't hammer the skinny pedal..............but you have a 6, so I wouldn't even consider it until you do the upgrade.
I have an I6 with 30/35 set up and run 32's. I pretty much don't use 5th unless straight aways on the highway, and I'm fine with it, i still travel my 70-74 top speed, and don't need more than that. As far as lockers go, I wouldn't do more than a locker up front. That should be fine for you. Anything more you will need at least a super 35 kit or D44.
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