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Old 11-29-2010, 12:55 PM
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New guy build questions

First off, hello to everyone, I'm happy to be here. My wife and I currently have an 06 TJ (auto) that is 100% stock. I bought the Jeep for my wife about 2 years ago but recently I have been the one driving it. When we bought the Jeep our plan was to lift it but shortly thereafter I was deployed so that was put on the back burner. The time has now come to start the process of lifting the Jeep and making it trail ready...

My wife is the one that is really driving this so a lot of the choices made have been hers... First off she is adamant that she wants 35's and I'm adamant that I don't want a body lift. I have the lift narrowed down to one of two so that isn't an issue; my concern is with the axles. Do I need to look into replacing the axles, or will the stockers work? Or are there some upgrades I can do to the stockers that will make them serf ice?


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Old 11-29-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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Let us know what axles you currently have. Typically you will find a Dana 30 in the front with a Dana 35 in the rear. From all the research I have done 35's are pushing the limit of the rear axle and should upgrade the axle itself or upgrade to a Super 35 Kit. I wanted to go with 35's as well but decided all the extra work and cost wasn't worth it for my uses so I stuck with 33's. If you do a search on axles you will find many posts with good information.

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Old 11-29-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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33's are more then fine for trail capabilities and pretty cover a broad range of wheeling terrain with them.

It all depends on where you plan on wheeling and the type of terrain you plan on wheeling. But agree as mentioned, 35's are pushing the limits of the D30/D35 axles, they sometimes just don't get along... lol
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