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Old 07-07-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Axle upgrades???

Looking into axle upgrades now that I've got my 33" TrXus M/T on. I was looking at the Super 35 kit and regearing but I'm also looking into other alternatives. I'm in Germany and my shop resourses are limited. I heard that alot of the Euro spec Wranglers came with Dana 44 in the rear. Not sure about ther front though. Any other ideas would be apreciated. I would prefer adirect bolt on if possible. I'm only doing moderate wheeling and it is a daily driver. Let me know what you think.

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Jeep's export TJs do come with rear Dana 44 axles and a Dana 30 in the front. So you are good to go, there's no need for a Super 35 kit. Your rear Dana 44 axle will be fine for nearly anything you can throw at it. The front Dana 30 is fine for wheeling even with a locker, it only gets to the point where stronger alloy axleshafts become a good idea when you get to 35" tires with a locker and wheel on tougher trails.

You can verify your rear axle is a Dana 44 by looking at the differential cover. A Dana 44's differential cover is shaped kind of like a big apple laying on its side, with lots of straight/angled edges around the perimeter. Plus it uses a threaded steel bolt as a plug for the differential fluid fill hole. So far as I know, all export TJs do come with a Dana 44 so this is what you should have in the rear.

The weaker Dana 35c rear axle that comes standard on US versions has an oval shaped cover with a black plastic snap-in cover in its lubricant fill hole.

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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Axle upgrades????

I don't have a euro spec wrangler. It US spec with dana 35 rear and dana 30 in the front. which is the reason I'm looking to upgrade.
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Oh gotcha, then a Super 35 kit from Superior Axle would be a great way to go. Caution that many so-called "Super 35" kits are weaker 27 spline axle shaft kits that are barely stronger than the factory 27 spline axle shafts. What you want is a 30 spline axle shaft replacement kit that will come with a 30 spline locker. Superior Axle is the original inventor of the Super 35 kit and that's the brand I would go with since some other "Super 35" kits are weak knock-offs that won't hold up.
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You may want to look on ebay i scored a brand new seper 35 with arb for 500bucks brand new in the box with alloy usa 30 spline axles.
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You may want to look on ebay i scored a brand new super 35 with arb for 500bucks brand new in the box with alloy usa 30 spline axles.
That was definitely a MAJOR score, sweet!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:08 PM   #7
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Nice!!! I have checked ebay now I'm just waiting to come up with the cash to upgrade the front and rear. Lockers, gears shafts the whole deal.

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