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Old 12-25-2009, 05:49 AM   #1
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Dana??/35"/Locker Question

So I hear a Dana 35 with locker + 35" is a nono? Well how do I tell what axel I have? (dum question but I am new) I Have a 98 TJ with unknown extensive mods (by Select Jeeps of TX) But i know it has a detroit soft locker. haha so dont get on the gas around a corner! well, that all i got. i contacted SJoT and they were no help on the mods they did. how do I know?

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Old 12-25-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

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Look at the differential cover on your rear axle to tell which you have, a Dana 35c or Dana 44. It's very easy to tell...

Dana 35c: Perfect oval shaped cover with a black plastic snap-in plug for the lube fill hole. The first pic shows a Dana 35c.

Dana 44: Kind of an asymmetrical stop-sign shaped cover with a threaded steel bolt in the lube fill hole. The second pic shows a Dana 44.

You are right that neither 35" tires nor a locker belongs on a stock Dana 35c axle, it's not strong enough for either in stock form. The good news is that a Dana 35c can be sufficiently beefed up to support 35" tires and a locker by installing either a Super 35 or C-Clip Eliminator kit that are both made by Superior Axle.
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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THANKS for schooling me!

im about 2000 miles away from my baby right now and hating every second of it for the normal holiday reasons. but also because i am missing out on a fresh 18" snowfall. if my memory serves me right, i have the 44. that would make sense since i have jumped Sally (that's her name) clean 4 or 5 feet off the ground and didnt break anything. reassuring to know. hooray for life. Jeep life that is.
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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holy crap! 3 posts in a ROW on the new post search say the SAME thing! at the same time. thats gotta be a record. and a sign to me that i should have done some reading instead of being a lazy a55 and just asking
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