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Old 08-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Dana 30 Ring and pinion

I have a Aussie locker in my Dana 30 (stock axles) planning on upgrading the axles soon but should I worry about the ring and pinion being damaged? I do light wheeling and I'm waiting for snow to come

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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No you will be fine. You will snap shafts or ujoints before you chew up your Ring and pinion as long as they are set up right. What size tires?

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Oh yeah you are fine. The Dana 30 is good for up to 35" tires on stock shafts.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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.... The Dana 30 is good for up to 35" tires on stock shafts.
Kinda sorta ok being locked with 35" tires, but not on a tough trail. I snapped my front axle's passenger-side axle shaft running 35" tires and a locker. I upgraded my front axle with aftermarket hardened alloy shafts to prevent that from happening again.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I do light wheeling
If he's happy on 29's I think he doesn't have to worry about running trails where he could snap it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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Yea I'm not planning on anything bigger maybe 31s in the future but I like it the way it is thanks for the info

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