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post #1 of 4 Old 08-23-2016, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Axle Swap with YJ Dana 35

I am currently sitting with a seized rear axle on my 1997 Wrangler Sahara, and am in the process of finding a donor axle. I currently have a Dana 35, 3.07 gear ratio; is it possible to swap that out for a Dana 35, 3.73 gear ratio from a YJ model? Or just in general a Dana 35 from a YJ? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-23-2016, 12:19 PM
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Westchester NY? or somewhere else? I ask because if you are close enough to South Carolina I have a TJ Dana 35 with 3.73 gear ratio for sale. Might not be worth shipping.. due to its weight the carriers charge an arm and a leg.
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Requires removing all YJ brackets and welding on TJ brackets. Way too much work for D35. Look around. Most people who swap those out would pay you to take them away.

And you would then need to regear front axle if you ever want to use 4WD.
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Westchester NY? or somewhere else? I ask because if you are close enough to South Carolina I have a TJ Dana 35 with 3.73 gear ratio for sale. Might not be worth shipping.. due to its weight the carriers charge an arm and a leg.
Yeah, I just moved to Vermont for college I lost my rear axle on the trip up here. I'll look around but I won't forget the offer. We'll see how badly I want my car back.

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Requires removing all YJ brackets and welding on TJ brackets. Way too much work for D35. Look around. Most people who swap those out would pay you to take them away.

And you would then need to regear front axle if you ever want to use 4WD.
Damn, that was going to be my quick fix out of this mess. I'll keep searching its gotta be somwehere.

Thanks to the both of you, that steers me in the right direction.
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