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Old 12-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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so i broke the dana 35

Ok so while out wheeling today, something happened that I have never heard of happening to a dana 35, I was walking up a rock face and it was giving me some trouble, well the rear end started popping but I figured it was just the traclock cuz its dne that before, till I got up the face and started driving on level ground and the popping continued, well got it off the trail and somewere to work on it, pulled the cover, thinking I was gonna find a broke shaft or something and low and behold the spider gears are stripped, never heard of this before, I usually hear about them snapping shafts for loosing the c clip, anyway just wondering if anyone has heard of this before, gonna start looking tommorow into how I'm going to go about it, replace the gears cuz I'm short on cash or replace the axle.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Depending on your budget give this a look
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-276...-assembly.html

I've heard a couple people talking about them

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Ok so while out wheeling today, something happened that I have never heard of happening to a dana 35, I was walking up a rock face and it was giving me some trouble, well the rear end started popping but I figured it was just the traclock cuz its dne that before, till I got up the face and started driving on level ground and the popping continued, well got it off the trail and somewere to work on it, pulled the cover, thinking I was gonna find a broke shaft or something and low and behold the spider gears are stripped, never heard of this before, I usually hear about them snapping shafts for loosing the c clip, anyway just wondering if anyone has heard of this before, gonna start looking tommorow into how I'm going to go about it, replace the gears cuz I'm short on cash or replace the axle.
Yep Ive helped a guy replace his at sheriffs jeep fest, he was climbing power poles that were laid on a hill vertically, he was half way up when he lost traction and slid back down and when he hit the bottom it locked up his rear wheels and stripped his spider gears
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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Depending on your budget give this a look
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-276...-assembly.html

I've heard a couple people talking about them
So 700 bucks for the axle and the brackets welded on and then extra for everything else, am I reading that right
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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That's what I've heard I was surprised as well
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IF all that is messed up is the spiders.... just buy a rebuild kit for the trak loc for around $190.. comes with clutches, side gears, spider gears etc...

This part number shows just discs... read the info and its all inclusive for the trak loc

P/N D/S708184


Dana Spicer Part 708184 - Trac-Lok Differential Gear and Disc Set

You can always pick up a used trac lok but risk the chance of worn clutches. I have done it..... If you know your clutches are good, find a used unit and inspect the side gears and spiders if that is all you need.

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IF all that is messed up is the spiders.... just buy a rebuild kit for the trak loc for around $190.. comes with clutches, side gears, spider gears etc...

This part number shows just discs... read the info and its all inclusive for the trak loc

P/N D/S708184

Dana Spicer Part 708184 - Trac-Lok Differential Gear and Disc Set

You can always pick up a used trac lok but risk the chance of worn clutches. I have done it..... If you know your clutches are good, find a used unit and inspect the side gears and spiders if that is all you need.
Wouldnt he have to get a new carrier for that
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Wouldnt he have to get a new carrier for that

No... the guts of the trak loc are universal across the gear sets in stock form. I took the guts from a carrier with 3.07's and put them in a carrier with 4.56's ... Identical parts

The two larger gears or side gears are splined for the axles shafts, clutches sit between them and the trak loc housing on each side. Spiders ride on the pin

The pic above shows the two different carriers... 3.07's on the left and 4.56's on the right....

I was a bit busy this day.... lol

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No... the guts of the trak loc are universal across the gear sets in stock form. I took the guts from a carrier with 3.07's and put them in a carrier with 4.56's ... Identical parts

The two larger gears or side gears are splined for the axles shafts, clutches sit between them and the trak loc housing on each side. Spiders ride on the pin

The pic above shows the two different carriers... 3.07's on the left and 4.56's on the right....

I was a bit busy this day.... lol
Yea looks like u were, but yea I'm sourcing parts now trying to figure what I'm going to do, saw a used 35 on cl a few weeks ago and the damn thing suppossedly had a super 35 kit in it, shoulda got it, but at the time I had other priorites.
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As long as you can find a trak loc with good side gears and spiders... you should be ok...

The hardest part of the R&R is getting enough play out of the clutches and side gears to install the shims behind the spiders... I came up with a cool little gadget to side-load the clutches allowing enough play to slide the shims in...just turn the nuts to place pressure on the side gears...

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I stripped my spiders gears too. However I knew something was going to happen eventually bc I'm running 35s. So all in all I'm gonna buy a d44. Hopefully I get all of my taxes back! Good luck with your decision. I'm not sure what tires you're running but if you're running something larger than stock. Don't replace your broken crap with more stock crap. It's gone break again sooner or later. You could do a super 35 kit for your axle so you don't have to buy an entire new axle.
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Switching out axles is not a fun job. I agree with not replacing the stock spider gears. If you are running up to 33's, I suggest a true track with a chromoly axle. Cheaper then the super 35 kit by a lot. Then you eliminate the weak points in the 35. It's something you can do in a few hours.

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