I have a 05 sport with what I believe are dana 35 rear and dana 30 front axles. I love the look of 35" inch tires. Should I reconsider maybe getting 33s or would 35s be ok on my axles. Also this will not be my primary vehicle. Thanks
-Bud. 2005 TJ
15" Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, 33x12.5 Duratracs
Zone 3" SL / Nitro shocks, JKS 1.25" BL
1" TC Drop & 1" MM Lift
From what I've read and heard is that you should be ok if you're not real rough with your jeep -like if you're going to drive mainly on paved surfaces and light off roading. I'm looking at lifting and adding 35s but going to upgrade axles later. A good friend of mine has a wrangler with 3.5 RE superflex on 35s and stock axles and never broke any axles. I think he's been pretty lucky because he's done alot of hard off roading.
I ran 35's on stock D35 for 6 months regeared to 4.88's and put a Detroit locker only lasted for 2 months till i broke both axle shafts. IMHO I would upgrade your axles first. I drive hard and have a heavy foot so thats why mine did not last.
Yep, 35" tires are just too heavy and have too much mass for a stock Dana 35c axle. You'd end up with a busted axle shaft before too long if you installed 35" tires. There are, however, stronger upgraded alloy axle shafts you can install to make 35" tires a reasonable tire size though, they are made by Superior Axle. One such kit is called the Super 35, the other is their C-clip Eliminator KIt. A good least expensive source of them is Savvy Offroad or email them at email@example.com
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Had 35s on my stock dana 30/35 for about 8 months and wheeled it pretty hard and had no problems. Maybe its a ticking time bomb maybe it will be fine, who knows. If it breaks ill fix it with something better if not ill get to upgrading at some point.
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