I'm about to start building a ford 9 inch to go under the rear of my tj. In the mean time I'm goin to keep the Dana 35 under it. I know that the dana 35 is a weak axle to start with which is why I have not re-geared it.
The spider gears are shot and under a heavy load, 4 low and trying to back out of a creak that swallowed my front end I heard and felt the rear end pop. I drove it home and pulled the cover off this morning and everything looked great except the spider gears.
I know that people have welded spider gears before and it almost like putting in a spool. Maked it to where there is no differentiation between the two wheels and will make it incredibly un comfortable on the street.
Right now I am running 33x12.50 maxis buckshots with the stock 4.0, and 3.07 gears.
What are some thoughts, comments, or advice that ya'll have to offer?
1977 Cherokee ChiefEdelbrock 1406, 33X12.50, front 1.5 inch shackle lift. AMC 360, th400 Quadra-Trac
2002 wrangler, stock 4.0, auto, 33X12.50 maxis buckshot, AEV Highline Body kit, Ford 9 inch rear end.
Soon to come mods: 4" full traction lift, 4.56 gears, 35X10.50R15 boggers, 35X12.50 cooper st tires, spooled rear end, and much more.