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Old 06-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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D35 worth re gearing?

I was thinking of doing an 8.8 swap but now that I know my D35 doesn't have the C-clips I'm wondering if its worth just keeping it and putting 4.56 gears. Any advice?

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Do you do any wheeling? How much and what kind of wheeling? If you do light wheeling with tires 33" or smaller I think you'll do fine. Carry a pair of inners just in case.
I run a D35 on 33" with mild wheeling and a Detroit Trutrac with 4.10's just fine. I do carry inners when on long trips away from home.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Better do the 8.8 just in case. I want to do some heavy wheeling and run 35's eventually. Talked to a friend and he's not letting me keep that d35 lol
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I run a -35c, I have the superior truss, alloy shafts, 4.88s, true-tracs, and do not wheel lightly, I do a lot of hard wheeling, its down to how YOU wheel and handle your Jeep, if your philosophy is to romp on the throttle and do the "bull in a china shop" style of driving then the 8.8 is for you, for as long as it lasts, if you like technical wheeling, think out the lines before you drive them, then you'll do ok with a built -35.

Im curious what you mean by "now that I know my D35 doesn't have the C-clips", does your axle have the c-clip eliminator kit? if so then you have alloy shafts (and there is no inner or outer shaft in a 35, just left and right and they are different lengths).
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:36 AM   #5
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I run a -35c, I have the superior truss, alloy shafts, 4.88s, true-tracs, and do not wheel lightly, I do a lot of hard wheeling, its down to how YOU wheel and handle your Jeep, if your philosophy is to romp on the throttle and do the "bull in a china shop" style of driving then the 8.8 is for you, for as long as it lasts, if you like technical wheeling, think out the lines before you drive them, then you'll do ok with a built -35.

Im curious what you mean by "now that I know my D35 doesn't have the C-clips", does your axle have the c-clip eliminator kit? if so then you have alloy shafts (and there is no inner or outer shaft in a 35, just left and right and they are different lengths).
Apparently the first yj's with the 4.2 didn't have c-clips. They have pressed bearings from what I was told. I researched it and mine doesn't have c-clips. Think they went to c-clips in 91
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #6
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Just looked into it and 89 was the last year without the clips

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