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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #31
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FarmerJohn,

How often do you wheel your Jeep?

Is it your DD or not?

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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #32
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But that's a Cherokee.

I'm kidding XJ guys, don't hang me.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:23 AM   #33
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #34
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LSD sux. Dont waste your time with it. Armor first so you dont spend money fixing what you dident protect. Then get the aussie locker in the front cause itll make your rig way more capable and its an easy install. Then tires cause although 3.07 will suck its doable untill you regear. Then regear and if possible swap the whole rear axle at the same time for an 8.8 and lock that too.
I plan on doing a super 35 kit or a 8.8 in the future but I cant afford it right know, if the USMC would pay me the four grand they have owed me for over 6 months I would go ahead and do it. I have been looking into the 8.8 for a while though where could I get one thats ready to mount up and what would the price be around? The tires are gonna come pretty soon either way because I got to get them while the are 50% off, has anyone drove on 3.07 with 33's, how bad was it?
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #35
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I plan on doing a super 35 kit or a 8.8 in the future but I cant afford it right know, if the USMC would pay me the four grand they have owed me for over 6 months I would go ahead and do it. I have been looking into the 8.8 for a while though where could I get one thats ready to mount up and what would the price be around? The tires are gonna come pretty soon either way because I got to get them while the are 50% off, has anyone drove on 3.07 with 33's, how bad was it?
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #36
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My buddy had 3.07s and 33s for years and it didn't bother us too much. It will bog you down but you learn to live with it. I have 3.55s and love my 33s. I barely noticed the difference. LSD doesn't sux and it is a whole lot cheaper than a super 35. if you are goind to spend more than 2 grand on a dana 35 you might as well buy an open diff 44 and save up for the locker later. I will keep my 35c but once it breaks its gone. I have been thinking about buying an empty housing for a 44 or 8.8 and doing my own locker and gear install. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ex...hafts-1234745/

To be honest man. I got the rockers first. If I could do it again I would do the front auto locker then the rockers. Then flatten the tummy, then axles/regear
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #37
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right. Cuz Aussies in the rear kill babies.

Rear locker first, as long as you don't have a D35. If you do, spend your money on something that's not a toothpick first, like an 8.8 or D44.
Two things...

Have you ever had a lunchbox locker in a rear axle?

How many D44's came with 3.07 gears?
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:43 AM   #38
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FarmerJohn,

How often do you wheel your Jeep?

Is it your DD or not?
I wheel probably about every two weeks or so sometimes more sometimes less, and my Jeep's not my DD unless its nice and sunny.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #39
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I had the 3.07's and 33's didn't think it was all that bad until i regeared, talk to Chase at ECGS tell him what you want and they are very reasonable. But if you are in the mountains of Tennessee you will probably hate it.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #40
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I wheel probably about every two weeks or so sometimes more sometimes less, and my Jeep's not my DD unless its nice and sunny.
Hmm, that makes a stronger case for armor or a locker then.

Tough call.

I had 33s and 3.07 gears for a couple months. I absolutely hated it. Took it to the dunes with that setup and it struggled on the slightest inclines.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 03:12 PM   #41
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It seems that some struggle with 3.07s more than others. U don't want to run them forever but it won't hurt for a year or two. For many it's a year or two of good seat time. Understand what u have before u go mess with it. This will help u save money and pick a build direction.

Again! You can auto lock the front, LSD the rear and regear for about 1200. It will take that much to just pay for regear to open diffs if you pay a shop.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #42
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Two things...

Have you ever had a lunchbox locker in a rear axle?

How many D44's came with 3.07 gears?
Actually, yes I have. I have one in both ends.

Your point on the D44? Even if it has 3.55's, that saves a hell of a lot of money on a gear install down the road.

FWIW I've found one or two in my local JY with 3.07's. Just saying
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Unread 09-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #43
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It seems that some struggle with 3.07s more than others. U don't want to run them forever but it won't hurt for a year or two. For many it's a year or two of good seat time. Understand what u have before u go mess with it. This will help u save money and pick a build direction.

Again! You can auto lock the front, LSD the rear and regear for about 1200. It will take that much to just pay for regear to open diffs if you pay a shop.

of corurse some struggle with 3.07's more than other's, my driveway would look like mt. everset in floridia

i cant' stand my 31's and 3.07's i already had to kiss my fith gear goodbye with 31's let alone 33's
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Unread 09-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #44
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Actually, yes I have. I have one in both ends.

Your point on the D44? Even if it has 3.55's, that saves a hell of a lot of money on a gear install down the road.

FWIW I've found one or two in my local JY with 3.07's. Just saying
US spec TJs with a D44 rear axle have 3.55 or 3.73.

It was only the export versions that got the 3.07 geared D44, so its pretty rare to see one around here.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #45
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US spec TJs with a D44 rear axle have 3.55 or 3.73.

It was only the export versions that got the 3.07 geared D44, so its pretty rare to see one around here.
RHD XJs ftw. They exist

Almost bought the shell just to have it, but it was too far gone

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