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Unread 03-28-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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upgraded rear ends

Ok so from looking at post and the good responses on my post, im going to need to get a new rear end to safely run 35's and offroad. What year and make of vehicles are good donors? like for the dana 44, ford 8.8, etc?

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Unread 03-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Unread 03-28-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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nice one word answer and link but that doesn't answer my questions. I know that i can go buy new dana 44 on a site. My question was what vehicles are good donor cars? meaning what make and model of a truck or jeep or car can i go look for in a junk yard or from a salvaged car to get a dana 44 or dana 60. I have a bunch of cars at my grandpa's shop that could possible have them in them but was curious what vehicles to look at.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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The link was a good start. If you search you will learn a lot. You can put any axle under your jeep if you can weld. The only bolt in rear axle would be from another TJ or LJ. This gets talked about so much that people get tired of the please explain everything to me posts. When I am looking at a project I do a lot of searching be it on here, or google. It has never let me down.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 11:06 PM   #5
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As stated are you looking for bolt in, or need welding done. As far as bolt it can only come from a TJ or an LJ. Weld in anything is possible, but if you don' want to mess with cutting one down, and 97+ Explorer, or mountaineer. That will have disk brakes, is close to the right width, and 31 spline axles, the earlier explorer axles don't have 31 spline axles, and are not much stronger than the D35. I would not go all the way to a D60 besides being full width, so it would have to be cut down, and by new shafts, and make a completely custom axle, a D60 also hangs down to far for 35s IMO. It's more of a 37+ axle.
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