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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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dana 35...

hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I have had my jeep for about 2 months now... I have heard horror stories about the dana 35 and anything larger then 33s... I am running the 35/30 combo with 3.07s I want to put in 4.56s but don't have much money... well I am running 33x14.5x15 super swamper ssrs and I like to play in the mud. Will I break something by just playing in slop and just letting the tires spin? i dont do rocks or crazy climbing..just mud..

any info and help would be great...

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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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If your tires happen to catch something while spinning then you need to have a method to retain the axle into the housing while you get it off the trail.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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All's not lost...you have options...
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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You are riding on borrowed time,my friend.It's not a question of if,but when you shell out that Dana Turdy-Five.It will happen,I can assure you.Mine broke on asphalt,with Goodyear 30x9.50x15 Wrangler GSA tires,which are factory equipment!Saving up now for a 9 inch Ford upgrade.Good luck!
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #5
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I hear they put them behind V8's - so you should be fine
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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You are riding on borrowed time,my friend.It's not a question of if,but when you shell out that Dana Turdy-Five.It will happen,I can assure you.Mine broke on asphalt,with Goodyear 30x9.50x15 Wrangler GSA tires,which are factory equipment!Saving up now for a 9 inch Ford upgrade.Good luck!

Yeah? Mine has 150k on it. Never broke, never even squeaked...nothing. Most reliable rig I ever owned. In the following link, there's references including photo's of me pulling a Rubi all day long, with the dreaded d35. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/m...010-a-1102074/



In this link, I'm pulling 2 broke down Cj's with the dreaded d35...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/e...-flop-1125830/




My point is, it will hold up to plenty of use and abuse. That said, I don't for one minute think it's the top of the list, but using it within reason, it can do it's job well for many years & many miles...
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Unread 12-12-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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My local tow company uses D35's as the rear end for their trucks, exclusively.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 10:01 PM   #8
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My local tow company uses D35's as the rear end for their trucks, exclusively.
My buddy was gonna run 60's - but opted for a S35 instead
Yeah? Go figure... You're bustin' my chops here...all I'm just saying I've had nothing but good luck with mine. That said, I'm running 33's and I'm not an old timey wheeler...just old timey guy...
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Unread 12-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
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Yeah? Go figure... You're bustin' my chops here...all I'm just saying I've had nothing but good luck with mine. That said, I'm running 33's and I'm not an old timey wheeler...just old timey guy...



Glad you have a sense of humor, I'm really not trying to be a jerk.
I'm also glad it's working out well for ya.
I love the Naches area - maybe I'll see ya out there sometime - We put our rig on it's lid last time we were at funny rocks.
Good Times !
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Unread 12-12-2010, 10:11 PM   #10
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I would suggest getting a new rear axle...35's can blow whenever they feel like it. I was on a forestry road the other day and my buddy broke his. just a dirt road.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 01:50 AM   #11
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Ok well since you have the D30/D35 combo, and you want new gears, if money is tight you get a set of axles from a 4cyl manual you will still have a D30/D35 combo, but 4cyl manuals came with 4.10s, which is about the cheapest to get better gearing. Those are fairly heavy tires, and even in the mud you can break a D35, I have seen done. Your best bet is to buy a c-clip eliminator kit, this will at least keep you axle from walking out if you break it.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 04:21 AM   #12
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I ran my D35 on 35's for a couple years with no issues.Buy this for piece of mind. S35 with c-clip eliminator.
Dana 35 C-Clip Eliminator Kit by Superior Axle & Gear and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH2
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Unread 12-13-2010, 04:25 AM   #13
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My old TJ had 34's and my Turdy five never went but keep in mind I made sure to never get it hopping too much
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Unread 12-13-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
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Dana 44 & Dana 30 Axles out of TJ wrangler

how much would a dana 44 run ? is this a good deal if i could get the dana 44 for lets say 600
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Unread 12-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #15
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so, I asked for a dana 44 for the rear and 4.56s for the f/r.. my dad said if I want that..thats all I am getting... After the new year I hope to find a junkyard dana 44 or ford 8.8 and go from there.. how much should i expect to spend on a rear and new gears?
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