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Old 05-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #31
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Thoughts anyone?
there are reports of people breaking their D35c's pulling out of their paved driveways.

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

on the flip side, some people can break a steel ball in a padded room...and other people can fall off a tight rope stretched over the grand canyon and not break a thing.

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #32
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I run a 35/30 combo. I run 31s on my Jeep. No issues yet!

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #33
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I understand your pain! Reading on this forum, you'd think the D35 is made of balsa wood! For serious wheeling it's terrible, but for light to moderate offroad use, it's fine. The fact that you understand the D35 is weak should help you make sensible decisions on the trail. Just don't go crazy w/ the right foot! Enjoy your Jeep and happy wheeling!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #34
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technique is VASTLY more important than equipment.

You can do plenty with D35.

44 is overkill for a massive majority of uses but some really REALLY dog their rides and need it...others just want it for bragging rights at the urinal.

Dont let the hype fool you, a plain-jane, fresh off the showroom, bargain basement, el cheapo deluxe wrangler will still do most of what most folks wanna do.

Go have fun.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #35
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technique is VASTLY more important than equipment.

You can do plenty with D35.

44 is overkill for a massive majority of uses but some really REALLY dog their rides and need it...others just want it for bragging rights at the urinal.

Dont let the hype fool you, a plain-jane, fresh off the showroom, bargain basement, el cheapo deluxe wrangler will still do most of what most folks wanna do.

Go have fun.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:18 PM   #36
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Also a lot of the trails we ride on today were found by guys driving CJ's with model 20 2 piece rear axles. Drive smart.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:23 PM   #37
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Mine has endured some serious beating. Nerd coming out, but the stress those axles are far beyond what you think will break it. Once you know you need help, stop, that's the breaking point.



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Old 05-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #38
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This is wise advice young grasshopper
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #39
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Thanks for all the awesome replies. Hoping to get out and give it a shot next weekend!


I appreciate the confidence boost!
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #40
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Well my first time was amazing. And in pretty sure I didn't break anything

Thanks again!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #41
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Here is a snap of me taking a break on the trail! (Well, off the side of the trail technically but you know what I mean).

For anyone interested this was at Turkey Bay OHV, at LBL in Kentucky So very fun!
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