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Old 04-02-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Locking dana 35

Looking at locking my dana 35 with an eaton electronic locker. Tell me why I shouldn't . Won't be running anything bigger than 33x 10.50's. I don't wheel hard just lots of slimy mud where I trail ride. Will I regret it?

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You will regret it after the locker breaks one of the axle shafts. I thought we had this discussion in a different thread.

A locker should never be added to a stock Dana 35, it just isn't strong enough.

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Just did a Eaton in my 35

Although I did superior gears & the super 35 kit with an Aussie the the front.No issues.Guess Ill find out at R/C soon.
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D35 can handle 35s with the super kit as mentioned. Without the upgraded shafts, it's risky though. I met a guy at Rausch this summer who had a locked 35 w/ 33s and he wheeled harder than I did and ran all the black trails etc. Hard on the throttle and he said he has done it for years... Some d35s seem to grenade or blow a shaft very easily, while some seem to somehow survive the odds. I wouldn't risk it long term, and if you are going with an expensive locker and install, I would go with the whole Super35 kit.
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Looking at locking my dana 35 with an eaton electronic locker. Tell me why I shouldn't . Won't be running anything bigger than 33x 10.50's. I don't wheel hard just lots of slimy mud where I trail ride. Will I regret it?
So you do not end up like this poor guy. Took this pic during the last Jeep Jamboree I attended. I'd much rather spend a couple grand on a stronger rear axle than deal with this hassle.
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This website shows tons of broken Dana 35 axle shafts... too many people don't know any better than to install lockers and/or big tires onto their Dana 35.

http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/
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You will regret it after the locker breaks one of the axle shafts. I thought we had this discussion in a different thread.

A locker should never be added to a stock Dana 35, it just isn't strong enough.
No sir. Not me. Must have been another person with the same idea.

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