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Old 02-01-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Truss for the dana35 axle

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Some discussion can be see here (starts at post #25)
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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What about the shock on the tail pipe side any clearence prblems

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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No problem there. After that pic was taken, and everything was all put back together, a rachet strap aided in pulling the exhaust back into the position where it belongs. At some point in the past, it had been hit by a rock and pushed forward a bit. Now, no problems!
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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Is it on your jeep or this someone else's.
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Is it on your jeep or this someone else's.
It's a secret!
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:57 PM   #6
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Well it looks to a good piece for the 35. I like the C-clip eliminator deal too.
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Well it looks to a good piece for the 35. I like the C-clip eliminator deal too.
Superior is doing a great job in researching/developing new items right now!
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looks good... any polish for the turd is good
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I saw that Blaine was helping test and design that thing. I personally think it looks and will work just fine as long as the cost stays in line with what Dana 35 items should cost. One of the biggest problems with that setup is housing deflection causing R&P failures. This should go a long way to helping that out.
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I saw that Blaine was helping test and design that thing. I personally think it looks and will work just fine as long as the cost stays in line with what Dana 35 items should cost. One of the biggest problems with that setup is housing deflection causing R&P failures. This should go a long way to helping that out.
Don't know what the cost will be, but yes, Blaine and Chris both did a great job on this thing.
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it looks nice but no matter how much polish you put on a pile of sh!t, its still a pile of sh!t. i want to get something like that for my d44 since its basically a d35 with different diff, that or put a d44 out of a chevy truck or something.
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Don't know what the cost will be, but yes, Blaine and Chris both did a great job on this thing.
I saw their previous version at SEMA. I do think this one is much much more user friendly for the average guy to put on and maintain working room for maintenance etc.....

And yeah a D35 is a turd no matter how you look at it. But for a guy that gets out on a trail every couple months and can get this setup for maybe a couple hundred bucks. It's well worth it to save you a couple grand. These things are built for the "Average" person. Not those of us that flog our junk.
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I've been following this thread with a great deal of interest. Right now I'm in the "one every two months" bucket and would like to make my D35 better and more reliable until I decide that I want to upgrade to a D44 or 8.8.

When I go to the Superior website I can't tell what kit everyone is talking about. I see kits with a locker (ARB or otherwise) but I don't see a link with the kit needed to remove the "C" clips, upgrade the shafts and the truss?

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I am personally looking at getting a super 35 kit and when the price of this truss is resonable i will buy it.
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I've been following this thread with a great deal of interest. Right now I'm in the "one every two months" bucket and would like to make my D35 better and more reliable until I decide that I want to upgrade to a D44 or 8.8.

When I go to the Superior website I can't tell what kit everyone is talking about. I see kits with a locker (ARB or otherwise) but I don't see a link with the kit needed to remove the "C" clips, upgrade the shafts and the truss?

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I don't think the C-Clip eliminators are officially on the market yet, as well as this new truss...
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I have to say, that for a NON Super 35, I'm comfortable with the set-up I have under the Jeep right now (considering it's a d35).

1 - Superior's C-Clip Eliminator chromoly axle shafts.
2 - Superior's new Super Truss.
3 - New Superior Ring/Pinion and Gear Set (Had to replace this when I discovered a chip in the pinion gear, before the testing of the two items above started).

Granted, I'm not gonna go out and conquer Johnson Valley, but I'm fairly comfortable with pretty much any other trails here in the SoCal area.


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Blaine said Superior was considering offering the truss and Cclip eliminator setup with the S35 kit. Perhaps even a 'combo' price if all purchased together.

NICE.

As mentioned, for those of us more casual wheelers, this is a great option. I already have Yukon shafts so the c-clip eliminator portion won't work, but that truss really intrigues me.
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With that truss, did you have to relocate the rear shocks or did you already have that done? What all was required of installing just the truss and did the 'kit' include all of that?
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Because I want people to generally be responsible for what they say. If they know they can't edit their post after 2 or 5 minutes then they might not say something they'll regret later. Not the case here, but it is why I only allow edit for a certain period of time.

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With that truss, did you have to relocate the rear shocks or did you already have that done? What all was required of installing just the truss and did the 'kit' include all of that?
Erick, from the pics I've seen of this thing it looks like the shock relocation is actually part of the unit.
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With that truss, did you have to relocate the rear shocks or did you already have that done? What all was required of installing just the truss and did the 'kit' include all of that?
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Erick, from the pics I've seen of this thing it looks like the shock relocation is actually part of the unit.
You are correct...the truss comes with the shock relocators.
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Because I want people to generally be responsible for what they say. If they know they can't edit their post after 2 or 5 minutes then they might not say something they'll regret later. Not the case here, but it is why I only allow edit for a certain period of time.
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Any ideas on cost of the total setup & strength as compared to D44?
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If they need anyone to test it out on the rocks on the East coast, I will be more happy to test it out.
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Any ideas on cost of the total setup & strength as compared to D44?
I personally have no idea what the cost will be. On a side note, if you get one, and the instructions happen to come with pics...you'll be lookin' at my Heep!

As for the streength, well, I guess you could say that that was discussed in the JF link I posted above, starting at post #25, and continuing on for 20something pages! When you have some time to kill, check it out!
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I looked at that thread a few days ago. There were no hard numbers listed yet. I can't see spending $1500-2000 to end up with a D40? But I am interested to see what they spec out to. The setup looks good.
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With those shock relocators, is it advisable to get longer shocks or are they at about the same length as before being relocated?
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With those shock relocators, is it advisable to get longer shocks or are they at about the same length as before being relocated?
Same length. The bottom of the shock is just 'swung back' (to clear the truss) which is why it drops MAYBE a 1/4".
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I was looking threw the new "4 wheel parts" catalog, Page 27
and this item is know available.
Superior make great products I run the Axles .................With that said,
But I 'am not to sure I would pay $459.99 plus Shipping for this Axle Truss housing
it does not come with the brackets to relocate the shocks, at least not pictured???
Truss housing looks nothing like the one pictured on this forum, but then things change in the R & D departments, it looks a lot beefier than the one in This post ???????? that's a plus, but to me still not worth the $$$$
That is just my opinion!

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Was it this one, $366
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