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Old 07-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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D35 rebuild economical?

Whats the cheapest way to rebuild a D35 3.07 rear end. Wrangler CJ 4.0 1998. So my neighbor is 5,2" beautiful brown Bambi eyes and long flowing brown hair as fair as gravity will let it grow. Comes over to asked for a cup of milk. OK, you see where this is going. next thing you know the words are drewling out of my mouth, "of course I work on cars." Im sure some of you all have been here before.
I havent pulled the Jeep in my driveway yet, but she said and other guy said the rear end (cough cough) needs to be looked at. The gears might be out of it.
Whats a cheapest way to help this little old country girl out? (ok, whats the cheapest way to help me out?)
I started looking for prices on used and new and its all over the places for parts.
Where is the best place to start if the local junk yards are not coming up with rear ends?
Call me a sucker...

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Check the forum classifieds and CL. People are always dumping D35's. Might even find a free one.

Check out the forum rules for classifieds first. You must have 15 posts before you can post in a classified thread.

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Check the forum classifieds and CL. People are always dumping D35's. Might even find a free one.

Check out the forum rules for classifieds first. You must have 15 posts before you can post in a classified thread.
I second this... After doing my 8.8 swap I gave mine away last year, after trying to sell it for a few months at $100. Keep scanning Craig's List. If you are looking to rebuild rather than replace here is a good place to order from on line...

Dana Model 35 Rear Axle for 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ at Morris 4x4 Center

Good luck... and how about a pic of that chick??? LOL
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick replies and for making me look like I know what Im doing. I'm looking now! Does this site have a classified section?
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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Steve, we need pics of the girl...

Ya, there are classifieds here. Post a WTB ad on this and other forums, shouldn't be hard to find a cheap D35. Some guys may not be advertising a D35, but might respond to a WTB ad because they have one sitting in a corner of the garage taking up space.
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Try car-parts.com for junkyards in your area. Also put a call into any local 4x4 shops that might have then sitting around. p.s its a TJ not a CJ if its an 1998.
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Update, Craigslist worked out. Local junk yard wanted $1000.00 for an old rear end with my core. But I found a guy about two hours away that will sell me the front and rear for $200.00. Whoo hoo!!!

Oh and I had the neighbor over for dinner. Chicka chicka bow wow...as far as the picture goes... lol I'll see what I can do discretely without get nabbed while taking that photo.
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We are going to get him in trouble! LOL
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$1000 bucks for a D35!!! That is a rip off. I can see if was a D44 from a rubi, But not a d35. Or a 8.8 that is bolt in.
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Ahhh..... Mayday, Mayday! Im coming in hot! This rearend is D35 but it come off of a 1988 CHerokee and her Jeep is a 1998 Wrangler. the shocks will not mount up on this rear end. Will at least the gears work in her housing?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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by the way, the gears off of the wrangler 1998 d35 is a 3.07 and the Cherokee 1988 is a 3.55. will these swap? From what I read it can be done... Do I need to swap out the pin and the ring or can I just swap just the ring. Of course the front is still a 3.07 and will need to be dealt with.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #12
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3.07 to 3.55

[QUOTE=Stevee0;2578125]Update, Craigslist worked out. Local junk yard wanted $1000.00 for an old rear end with my core. But I found a guy about two hours away that will sell me the front and rear for $200.00. Whoo hoo!!!

OK, now that I realize that when something is to good to be true... it is. This rear end is 3.55 gears and I have 3.07 on her Jeep. Can I just swap out the ring gear only? Or do I have to do the diff and the pin as well?
By the way, I got that photo. How do I post it. snicker snicker.
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Easiest way is if you have a smart phone and use the wf app makes life a lot easier
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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98 tj sport, thanks for the tip. But what are your thoughts about the 3.07 ring swap to a 3.55?
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Don't screw around with trying to fix the gearing and all that. You want a straight swap over. Also, like you said the axle isn't the right axle anyways. Where are you located? There are lots and lots of d35s out there, from TJs.
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Sorry to ask a dumb question but whats does a straight swap over mean? Can I just replace the main gear ring from the 3.07 and drop in the 3.55. And not change out the pin or diff gears? I am in Indiana.
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Unless you know how to setup gears, no. A straight swap means You pull out the whole axle and put a whole new axle in, and take the old one to the scrap yard to sell. It is cheaper and easier.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #18
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So keep the the original casing bolted to the frame and pull out the both left and right axle, diff gears, pin and ring. Toss them in the junk yard then gut the other one and replace both axles, ring and ping. Leave the old bearings and use the same yoke? Sorry for all of the questions but I usually do things three times before I get it right.
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So keep the the original casing bolted to the frame and pull out the both left and right axle, diff gears, pin and ring. Toss them in the junk yard then gut the other one and replace both axles, ring and ping. Leave the old bearings and use the same yoke? Sorry for all of the questions but I usually do things three times before I get it right.
No no no. Just replace everything. The whole housing and all. Find a Tj d35 with gears, and just swap it under. I can buy axles for 150 bucks all day long here. It will take maybe a few hours to unbolt control arms and drive shaft sway links and track bar and undo brake likes etc. then swap. If you have done it before.
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ok, thats the details I needed from you , thanks. I dont have a axle at the moment and this is what I have to work with. So can I just swap the ring and pin and leave in the diff gears?
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If you think you can do it, then go for it. I think your still under the carrier break with those gears, but other than that. I am no gear expert either. But your gona save money doing a full axle versus buying a new set of gears.
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Changing gears is not for one who hasn't done it before you will end up causeing more damage than helping, like eveyone else has said find someone selling a tj d35 with gears, if she has oversize tires try to find one with a gear ratio closer to what is needed but if not then get the same ratio, and then all u gotta do is jack it up unbolt cas, unbolt shocks, unbolt sway bars, unbolt track bar, and unbolt driveshaft, drop old axle out slide new underneath and reverse procedure, easy as pie and wouldn't take but a couple hours. Then u take the old one and scrap it and make a little cash.
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Finally! Thank You!!!! 98 tj Sport... I just put the jeep back together and sending it home. Thanks for the details, that's what I was needing. Ill keep looking for 98 d35 3.07. Mean while I now have a 1988 Cherokee D35 front and rear with 3.55 gears for sale. ;D

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Don't you just love a happy ending? Lol
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Finally! Thank You!!!! 98 tj Sport... I just put the jeep back together and sending it home. Thanks for the details, that's what I was needing. Ill keep looking for 98 d35 3.07. Mean while I now have a 1988 Cherokee D35 front and rear with 3.55 gears for sale. ;D

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Np deff don't want to get in above your head doing a gear swap, and plus its easier to just do a straight swap.

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