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Old 03-08-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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8.8 vs super 35 kit

I I'm kinda stuck of what would be a better decision to upgrade my rear axle. Does any one have first hand experience with either one thank you

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I'd vote 8.8 with a c clip eliminator. Seeing that's the only downfall to an 8.8. I didn't do that with mine but if the problem ever arises I will be going with it. It's going to be hard to find a super kit from my understanding they're no longer making them.

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Old 03-09-2014, 03:33 AM   #3
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Seeing that's the only downfall to an 8.8.
Don't forget pumpkin clearance, that equates to a tire size in this comparison. I don't have a dog in this hunt but I figured that's good info. Superior axle is kaput and I don't know if there is still any NOS out there but someone got a new in box setup in a private sale not too long ago (super 35 full kit).

Edit: How about mentioning what tire size this is for too? Why no used D44 option?
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I'm not planning to go bigger than 33s maybe 35s also other brands like G2 make axle kits for the 35 it doesn't have to be superior
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I was seriously considering building up the D35 in my TJ for 33's before I sold it. I decided I wanted the longer wheelbase (plus the extra room, so no stretch) so I bought an LJ before I started spending serious money on parts. I'm still planning to limit it to 33's because there isn't anything I'll need 35's for that I want to do.

If I was planning to go 35's on a TJ I personally wouldn't build a D35 for that, I'd swap to either a 44, 8.8, or a 9" for 35"+ tires. There's some hard wheeling jeeps around here with 35" on D35's but I wouldn't do it. YMMV. 33's I would be more willing to build a D35 for, but I'd probably still rather have something else.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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I was seriously considering building up the D35 in my TJ for 33's before I sold it. I decided I wanted the longer wheelbase (plus the extra room, so no stretch) so I bought an LJ before I started spending serious money on parts. I'm still planning to limit it to 33's because there isn't anything I'll need 35's for that I want to do. If I was planning to go 35's on a TJ I personally wouldn't build a D35 for that, I'd swap to either a 44, 8.8, or a 9" for 35"+ tires. There's some hard wheeling jeeps around here with 35" on D35's but I wouldn't do it. YMMV. 33's I would be more willing to build a D35 for, but I'd probably still rather have something else.
It is my daily driver and I don't do any hardcore off-roading it's more of just climbing some hills and playing in some mud I mean my original plan was to limit at 33s but I want to have the option of 35s if I do decide to go up
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Other companies make a super 35 kit other than superior, just find the one with the best reviews.

Why not just drive it right now on 33's and be gentle and look for a Dana 44 from a tj to bolt right in? Just check craigslist and local forums in your area every couple of days and maybe you will find a Dana 44 to bolt right in.
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No competition strength wise, go 8.8
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No competition strength wise, go 8.8
Yes but there is much more to think about other than strength. Price, clearance, ease of install, and what the OP actually wants to do with his jeep are all important to consider.
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I read up a lot on this and a lot of dudes run 36's and some select few 37's on super 35 kits you can upgrade the splines to 30 count and get the C-clip eliminator which completely gets rid of the flaws that the Dana 35 has you would be fine going 35's with a super 35 kit a lot of people don't like doing it thought just cuz there is a possibility but there is always a possibility even Dana 44's to brake
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #11
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On the other hand it is expensive and sometimes you can find 44's for like 300$ it's all what your looking for though
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^^exactly. I have about $425 in my Dana 44 with new bearings, a nice hammered paint finish, and strengthened mounts. I was forced to hammer on it pretty hard to get out of a trail when I broke my front driveshaft and it did just fine.

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