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Old 07-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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dana 35 spartain lockers any good?

So a buddy of mine has a spartain locker for the rear hed be willing to sell me for 200 bux... are spartain lockers any good? Pros? Cons?

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Old 07-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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My apologies im on a smartphone didn't mean to send this thread twice

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Old 07-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Take that $200 and save it for an 8.8 swap. A locked Dana 35 is a bomb with a fuse of unknown length already burning!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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I ran a Spartan in my d35. It worked well. I ran 32 inch tires daily driven and wheeled. Never broke. I was always worried though and had spare shafts. 8.8 now so running 36's.
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Take that $200 and save it for an 8.8 swap. A locked Dana 35 is a bomb with a fuse of unknown length already burning!
Are dana 35s really that bad?

And where can I find an 8.8... in an explorer? And is the length of the axle the same?
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I ran a Spartan in my d35. It worked well. I ran 32 inch tires daily driven and wheeled. Never broke. I was always worried though and had spare shafts. 8.8 now so running 36's.
How long was it in before u went to an 8.8?
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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How long was it in before u went to an 8.8?
Bout 2 years.
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Save the $200 towards an 8.8. If you really want a locker get a spartan/aussie for the d30 front axle.

Open diff d35 on 33s I broke spider gears, then ring gear, then cracked carrier. This was babying it too.
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8.8 is the way to go if your gonna be off roading. You can find one for between $200 - $300. Check Craig's list, eBay (stay local), and you pull it junk yards. Look for a late 90's Explorer with 4.10 gears and disc brakes.

The swap is gonna cost you a lot more, but its a great upgrade if your gonna be serious about off road.
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Are dana 35s really that bad?
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: More people have broken Dana 35 axles than most other axles, so yes, they really are that bad!
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Save the $200 towards an 8.8. If you really want a locker get a spartan/aussie for the d30 front axle.

Open diff d35 on 33s I broke spider gears, then ring gear, then cracked carrier. This was babying it too.
Same thing happened to mine. That's how I bought it.

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