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Old 08-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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another 35 tire qustion

i have a 99 tj 4cyl 5spd, i just installed a 4'' rough country lift and installed 35'' tires. my qustion is will the axles hold up for street use, the most off roading i would do is travel dirt roads. the 35s look good on there and im afraid if i went 33s they would look to small.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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What axle do you have?

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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What axle do you have?
what ever comes stock im guessin dana 35?
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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4" is perfect for 33's. And yeah you have a d35 which can't really handle 33's muchless 35"s......
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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what would be the cheapest way to go on fixin the rear, 8.8 or another route. this is my daily driver too
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Superior super 35 kit is a nice upgrade, but most will probably tell you not to spend a dime on a Dana 35 and get a ford 8.8 or a Dana 44
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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ive been lookin around for a dana44 and cant find anything is there any place that sell thems and would they bolt right in?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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East coast gear supply TJ ford 8.8
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-276...-assembly.html
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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Check out my thread today of what 35's can do to chromoly shafts from a D44.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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Ok so I just got some 33s hope they don't look to small guess I'll see tomorrow
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4" is perfect for 33's. And yeah you have a d35 which can't really handle 33's muchless 35"s......
That's funny. I ran 33's on my '98 with a rear Dana 35 for almost 10 years with no problems. Granted I didn't do any hardcore off-roading but I had zero issues.
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ECGS always looks great until you start adding gears and it goes to $1200.
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ECGS always looks great until you start adding gears and it goes to $1200.
But do any other places let you custom build your 8.8 and make it bolt in ready? Im looking to buy one but ecgs is so expensive...
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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That's funny. I ran 33's on my '98 with a rear Dana 35 for almost 10 years with no problems. Granted I didn't do any hardcore off-roading but I had zero issues.
33's with a d35 is a hit or miss some last 10 min some last 10 years. Some run 35"s with a d35 and are fine but doesn't mean everyone can.
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But do any other places let you custom build your 8.8 and make it bolt in ready? Im looking to buy one but ecgs is so expensive...
Go to the junkyard, get an 8.8 for $200, buy the brackets for $200 more and do the work yourself.

If you google it, anyone can do it...
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That's funny. I ran 33's on my '98 with a rear Dana 35 for almost 10 years with no problems. Granted I didn't do any hardcore off-roading but I had zero issues.
Well there's your reason for no problems right there.

Check out this website... it is a small sampling of busted Dana 35c axle shafts from those who installed oversize tires and actually took their rigs offroading...

http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/

I have rescued Jeepers with busted Dana 35c axle shafts with tires as small as 31".

This old pic is of me next to a very disgruntled wheeler with a snapped D35 axle shaft with 32" tires who wasn't real happy at this point despite having been rescued and brought all the way back to camp. That's a Hi-Lift stand and strap holding it in place I used to hold his axle together for the trip back to camp.
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Wonder why they even made the Dana 35, they just make my 8.8 more valuable I guess
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Wonder why they even made the Dana 35...
Because for as the Jeep was designed, the Dana 35c holds up fine. It's only when owners install larger tires and/or lockers that it isn't strong enough. When the Dana 35c first hit the Jeep line, 33" tires were considered "huge" and rarely installed.
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Wonder why they even made the Dana 35, they just make my 8.8 more valuable I guess
A good combo would be a d44 rear with a d35 front. I know they don't make d35 front but if they did it would be a good combo for out of the factory.
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A good combo would be a d44 rear with a d35 front. I know they don't make d35 front but if they did it would be a good combo for out of the factory.
Actually its an ifs Ford axle
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Actually its an ifs Ford axle
But its TTB not a sold axle.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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But do any other places let you custom build your 8.8 and make it bolt in ready? Im looking to buy one but ecgs is so expensive...
Don't get me wrong it's a great deal for bolt it. It's just misleading. Kind of like building a new car online. If they could do it for 1k with gears it's be great!
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If all he is doing is tooling around town and cruising some backroads then how much is he really stressing the axles with 35's. If he is easy on it then would they really just snap from a graded dirt road?

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