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Old 09-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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I need to be educated on the Dana 35

I have a '94 YJ 4.0 w/ Dana 35 in the rear(all stock). I am running a 4" suspension lift w/ 33" tires.

My gears are tore down to china town... I'm embarassed to admit I thought it was the transmission, but at least I have a new AX-15.

Here are my questions:

1.) The YJ Guide sticky thread says my gear ratio is either 3.07 or 3.55... how do I know which?

2.) Are there any axles out there that are a direct swap??? If so, are there any that have disc brakes instead of drums?

3.) Are there rebuild kits available for the D35?
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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no, yj has springs and tj has coils,but the 8.8 is a good swap if you can find one or
if they can put on purches for a yj, the 8.8 is as strong or stronger then my d44, don't
waste your money on a d35, just my .02 worth
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thanks olebluetj. I actually posted that in a haste. After looking around a little more on that site I found a Ford 8.8 for the YJ...

http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-476...-assembly.html

And the best part... These guys are local to me here in Raleigh NC!!! So I will save $250 on S&H
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to determine you gear ratio, there is a little tag on the dif cover IIRC, but, why get that same ratio, when you have the chance to upgrade to something better? something that will work better with your tire size/engine/transmission combo. now both axles will need to be the same ratio to use 4wd, so if you decide to up grade, you will have to have the front end geared up to match.

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no, which is why ECGS has this: Complete Ford 8.8" Rear Axle Assembly Jeep YJ Ready to Bolt In Axle Swap

any who, X2 on what olebluetj said, dont waste money on the d35, you could very well just end up in the same situation as you are in now, with dorked up spider gears, or something else breaking.
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schnutzy,
how ironic... we posted at the exact same time, check my post just above yours.

Thanks for the input, I believe I am sold on the 8.8
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how ironic... we posted at the exact same time, check my post just above yours.

Thanks for the input, I believe I am sold on the 8.8
now thats funny.
and for the tag that says what your ratio is, im having a really hard time remembering where that would be, if at all on your rear diff, but i do know on the front, it is about the 9 o'clock position, so you can look there as well.
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oh ok, the gear ratio is on that rectangle shaped tag on the cover?
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oh ok, the gear ratio is on that rectangle shaped tag on the cover?
with all the numbers and stuff. if your not sure how to read it, just post up a picture and some one will let you know.
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Says I am 3.07.

Now on this 8.8 I have the option to go with the following ratios:

3.55
3.73
4.10

Which ratio is recommended for my YJ on 33's if I want to keep it as close to a daily driver as possible?? Currently I can not use 5th gear on the highway and my rpms run about 2K. I'd like to get a little better mileage and be able to use 5th.
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ford 9" or 8.8? which is better?
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Says I am 3.07.

Now on this 8.8 I have the option to go with the following ratios:

3.55
3.73
4.10

Which ratio is recommended for my YJ on 33's if I want to keep it as close to a daily driver as possible?? Currently I can not use 5th gear on the highway and my rpms run about 2K. I'd like to get a little better mileage and be able to use 5th.
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Says I am 3.07.

Now on this 8.8 I have the option to go with the following ratios:

3.55
3.73
4.10

Which ratio is recommended for my YJ on 33's if I want to keep it as close to a daily driver as possible??
Im in the process of a 8.8 swap now, I have 4.10's I'm my yj and I'm keeping it that way, even though I really need at least 4.56. I have a 2.5 with 33's 4" suspension and 1 3/4 shackles. But funds it cost to swap the 8.8 I think my wife would shoot me if I spent the money to swap em.
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Says I am 3.07.

Now on this 8.8 I have the option to go with the following ratios:

3.55
3.73
4.10

Which ratio is recommended for my YJ on 33's if I want to keep it as close to a daily driver as possible?? Currently I can not use 5th gear on the highway and my rpms run about 2K. I'd like to get a little better mileage and be able to use 5th.
with the 8.8 from ECGS, you have the option of going all the way up to 5.13.
with 33s, a 4.0, and the AX15, the recommended ratio is 4.56. however 4.10s will definitely be an improvement over the 3.07.
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If you had a 3.07 with stock tires and change to 33's and 4.10 you will be turning the same rpm at 65 mph that you were originally. That's what I'm going with.
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Are your gears good except for the spiders?

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