So I just need a quick fix on my 2000 tj until I have the time to build up some dana 44's. What is the gear ratio in a stock rear dana 35 axle that came out of a 91 yj? Also would it bolt right into the tj?
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no, it would not bolt right into a TJ. there would be lots of fab work to get the D35 from a yj into a TJ.
also, i believe there are 3 or 4 different ratios that were available in the YJ. 4.10, 3.73, 3.07, and maybe 3.55. which one it had depends on what engine, transmission, and what year the jeep is.
your best bet is to find a tj with matching gears and go for that.
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The only factory direct axle swap for a tj is from another tj! I have a mj Dana 44 in my tj and have no regrets with welding on a $200.00 bracket kit that was way heavier duty then the factory mounts. If you can't weld try taking it to a local fab shop and have them do it. It would still be cheaper then buying a d44 out of a tj. Look at your local you pull it type yard for axles, I payed $85.00 for my complete axle.
And also would the "No pinion yoke" effect anything?
You would need to use the yoke off your d35 and torque it using a new pinion nut and a new seal while you are at it. The price he wanted was high for what it was. I would give him half that, but that would be it.
Neither would work without significant modifications. You would need a passenger side drop transfer case to use the Chevy axle and it's low pinion. Both axles are much wider then the 60.5" tj axle, 67.5" for the ford and 69.5" for the Chevy. If you want a new front axle buy a high pinion Dana 30 out of a Cherokee sport.