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Old 11-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hey guys this maybe on here but can't find it, how can you tell what axles your jeep has? I have a 2000 jeep wrangler 4cylinder 5spd, thanks for any info

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Old 11-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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Unless they were replaced by the PO, it's a D30/D35 combo
The rear will be more oval shaped and have a rubber plug.

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Old 11-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Ok thanks
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should be 4.10 gear ratio as well
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Thanks I gotta get the new motor put into it and then want to start upgrading the suspension and lockers
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dont lock the rear axle. d35's arent up to the stresses of decent sized tires and a locker
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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Ok what's a good rear axle upgrade that can handle locks and bigger tires. I currently have 31's on the jeep
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ford 8.8 out of an explorer is a common option for up to 35" tires.

a lot of them come from the factory with lsd, disc brakes, and 4.10 gears.

the downside is that they are set up for leaf springs, so the brackets would need to be cut off and weld on all new brackets. there are several kits already set up for this swap

a bolt in option that is similar in strength, but usually a bit more expensive is a D44 from a TJ.
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Thanks will look into those options
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ford 8.8 out of an explorer is a common option for up to 35" tires.

a lot of them come from the factory with lsd, disc brakes, and 4.10 gears.

the downside is that they are set up for leaf springs, so the brackets would need to be cut off and weld on all new brackets. there are several kits already set up for this swap

a bolt in option that is similar in strength, but usually a bit more expensive is a D44 from a TJ.
Where would one look for these kits? Any particular source or manufacture that is better than others?
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Either swap in a Dana 44 (direct swap), build or buy a ford 8.8 that will bolt in, or get a "super 35 kit" that upgrades your rear axle to 30 spline and adds a locker, making it perfectly safe for 35" tires without having to install a whole new axle.
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Where would one look for these kits? Any particular source or manufacture that is better than others?
I like the artec stuff, but there are a lot of manufacturers out there. google search "8.8 TJ" check some of the threads on it.

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