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Old 09-30-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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what axel do i have?

does anyone know what kind of axel (dana) is in a 2000 tj sahara 4.0 auto trans? i have looked on the differential cover but all i found was the gear ratio.

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there will be a fill plug on the right side of the cover. If the fill plug is rubber/plastic it is a dana 35. If the fill plug is metal and has a Hex hole in the plug it is a dana 44.

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Dana 35.....





Dana 44......



Hope this helps let us know what you have.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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yea i have the dana 35 in the rear. is it possible to have the dana 44 in the front because i have the metal plug in the front axel. the reason i asked is because i have been looking for a locker or limited slip for the rear. i have been reading magazines and i have not found one for a dana 35 with 3.07. does this mean i will have to change the ring and pinion?
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I'd put money on your front being a dana 30. "The dana 30 also has a metal fill plug." And was standard on all TJ's with exception of the Rubicon Edition.
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To add a locker "which is a BAD idea on a D35 unless you're running a super 35 kit". You will not need to change the ring and pinion. Same as with the limited slip.

There are lockers and limited slips available for your axle. The brand and type is up to you.


Just curious, what size tire are you running?
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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33 inch tires
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Then it would be a GOOD idea to change your ring and pinion to a lower gear anyway. 33's with the factory 3.07 is very sluggish "as you know". An ideal ratio for 33's is from 4.10 to 4.88 to regain power and fuel economy(<--as it matters much since we drive bricks) depending on how you drive/use your jeep will determine the gear ration for you.

What do you use your jeep for? Daily driver? Just a weekend toy? Or just off road?
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #9
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it is mosly a daily driver but i do go off roading about once a month
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Then I would suggest 4.10's or 4.56's. The 4.10s will be slightly more highway friendly on your RPM's. And the 4.56 will give you a little more grunt/low end. The decision is up to you.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:59 PM   #11
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sounds good thanks for your help
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No problem bud. Feel free to ask anything you're not sure about or just curious about. And we'll try to help you out.

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