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Unread 12-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Got me some new axles (swap and gear ?)

Hopefully everyone has had happy holidays, should be my last new thread for a while...maybe not.

Anyways, was able to pick up D30/D35 axles with 4.10 gears for a GREAT price so I jumped on that instead of dropping 1600 (best price I could find) on a regear. While I will 100% regear eventually, I am on a major time constraint and am unsure of my final tire size.

I would like to keep my rear axle and use the new front i got...but i need the 4.10 setup out of the new axle. Is there anyway for me to sway the carrier w/the gear and pinion in place to my old rear. What alignment problems would I run into?

P.S- Any suggestions on anything to do to the new axles? Already planning on cleaning them down good and throwing a layer or two of black rust prevention paint just in case.

Thank you as always! Very appreciative of the help given on jeep forum.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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If you pull the gears/carrier from the old axle and move them to the new, you'll need to setup the gears again.


What trans?
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Unread 12-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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If you pull the gears/carrier from the old axle and move them to the new, you'll need to setup the gears again.


What trans?
AX-15 5 spd manual. And so essentially it would be near the same process as regearing the axle, in relation to setting up the gears?
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AX-15 5 spd manual. And so essentially it would be near the same process as regearing the axle, in relation to setting up the gears?
Yes, same as a re-gear. Your profile shows 33's, so with the 5-speed and 33's you'd want 4.56. But, the 4.10s will be an improvement over the 3.07's. If the future is 35's, I'd lose the D35 anyway.
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Yes, same as a re-gear. Your profile shows 33's, so with the 5-speed and 33's you'd want 4.56. But, the 4.10s will be an improvement over the 3.07's. If the future is 35's, I'd lose the D35 anyway.
Yes, I was initially going to 4.56 but like I said above, had time constraints on either getting it doe or doing nothing for a few months and couldn't find someone trustworthy to work on it. Hoping the 4.10 will be a big boost, then will finish everything else once i decide on "permanent" tires and suspension setup.
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