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Unread 09-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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dana 35 replacement

is it possible to fit the dana 44 gears into a dana 35 axle ?

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Unread 09-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Unread 09-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Is there a solution to rebuilt it stronger or I absolutely have to change the axle
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There is and it's called a super 35
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This is the second time I've seen this asked... where is this nonsense coming from?
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This is the second time I've seen this asked... where is this nonsense coming from?
The question isn't nonsense, some of the responses may be... IMO
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just dont ****ing answer if you think this is non-sense : *******
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Ford 8.8>Dana 44
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Unread 09-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #9
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Ford 8.8>Dana 44
Incorrect. The 8.8 offers less clearance than a D44 but the 8.8 OS easier to find. I would take a d44 with chromo shafts any day of the week over an 8.8
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Incorrect. The 8.8 offers less clearance than a D44 but the 8.8 OS easier to find. I would take a d44 with chromo shafts any day of the week over an 8.8
Hard to say, try comparing a super88 to a dana44 with the chromos, now what do you take
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Hard to say, try comparing a super88 to a dana44 with the chromos, now what do you take
Still the D44, more clearance. The 8.8 does have a larger ring gear though, but they're both plenty strong. I also would take the bolt in swap over welding an 8.8 in

I would only swap a D44 of D60 under mine if I had the option and the D60 wouldn't go in for anything under 37's.

8.8 Benefits: Larger ring gear Thicker tubes 31 spline Availability Disc brakes

Disadvantages: c-clip Less ground clearance Not exactly Jeep width Not bolt in, so you better learn to weld and get good at it

D44 Benefits: Bolt in available if you have a TJ More ground clearance Larger aftermarket support

Disadvantages: Drum brakes 30 spline 8.5"? ring gear Smaller tubes More expensive if you are getting one from a TJ
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Disadvantages: Drum brakes ...
If you get one from an LJ it'll have discs.
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If you get one from an LJ it'll have discs.
Very true!!!
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Hard to say, try comparing a super88 to a dana44 with the chromos, now what do you take
I would take a 44 with chromos anyday. Then I would sleeve and truss it. Make one hell of an axle.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #15
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I would take a 44 with chromos anyday. Then I would sleeve and truss it. Make one hell of an axle.
Yep, that 44 would be a bad *** axle. I wish someone made a decent four link kit. I hear the RockKrawler kit isn't bad.
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