My budy who owns a 97 tj with a 4" skyjacker lift sitting on 33"s, blew his whole differental, every thing inside is mangeled, we are going to need new ring and pinion, bearings and all...and we'll be putting a locker in now also.
We were able to put it in first gear and leave the e-brake on and watch the driveshaft sit their and spin with no movement in the rear.... Took the diff cover off and everything was fffffed up
Its a 4cyl 2.4l, 5spd,.......we think its a dana 35, not sure, the tag on the diff cover was removed by the previous owner and no one has a clue what gear he's running or such, I'm not all that familiar with gearing myself...
If someone could hook me up with some info on basicly what we need, and the best place to find it a.s.a.p.
Location: Under the hood of the jeep from hell (not mine)
I agree, should be 4.11. I know this is a plug, but, I have a used super 35 kit (detroit, dual pattern alloy axles, for 3.73 up ratios, all you would need is brgs and an R&P). PM if interested. I upgaded to a D44. Anyway, good luck.
If there's a will, usually there's a way, but then you get to that bolt that you still can't get to with two extensions, two universal sockets, and a contorsionist midget trying to help you.
1999 XJ Four door, mostly stock for now, but I am in the process of building a custom plate bumper.
I would Also look into getting newer used rear end, such as a dana 44
X2 It sounds like your entire rear end is done, and fixing it would be expensive, unless you can find a really good deal on a super 35, ring, pinion, etc. Here's my .02, I vote for buying a new axel. If you have time and do your research, you could probably junkyard one much stronger than the 35, with a locker or LSD, propper gearing, and disc brakes already installed, for much less than rebuilding the 35, which will probably just break again. This will take longer, but if you can afford the down time, a disc brakes and locker or LSD would be worth it. Oh yeah, you can verify your gearing by checking the front Diff.
I own a Rubicon, its on layaway with Quadratec...on a part-by-part basis