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Old 05-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hello from Long Island, New York.
I have a 1998 Wrangler. I installed a used rear end, Dana 35. I thought I matched everything. But if I put it in 4 wheel on dry pavement it jumps. What are the odds that the gear ratio with the front end is different? It rides OK on dirt or sand. Any help would be appreciated.

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Sorry, I don't know. I'd suggest you post your question here: TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
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4WD and pavement don't go together well. If you are referring to the binding that occurs when turning, it is normal and not good for your rig. Unless you are navigating through a heavy snow, I would not advise using 4WD on pavement.
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Never Ever!!! use 4wd on dry pavement. It will do as you found out jerk you around and can damage various drivetrain and other parts of your Jeep. What happend to your last rear axle? Why replace it with a TurD35?

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If its jumping while you are moving straight ahead and not turning any then its one hundrend percent fact you have diffrent ratios. You will get some bind when turning on dry pavement even when you have the same ratios front and back.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the info and good advice. And thanks for the Welcomes.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #10
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The jeep was in a an accident. Bent the rear axil. I wanted to replace it with the exact one. Tought I did. But the ratio is off. Thanks to the forum I should have enough info to make the repairs.

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