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Old 12-03-2009, 08:15 PM   #31
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Jerry you are obviously a smart individual/good guy and that is recognizable. I just can't see spending all of that money on the Sd35. When you can spend nearly the same amount and get a better/stronger axle as a starting point. Add a little more cash and you will end up with a axle that would be damn near indestructible.
Axles are such a hot and debatable subject (like CAI's or FIPK's). It always gets forums into a frenzy. Like I said to each their own. That's what make places like this good, different options get looked at/talked about/dissected.
Jerry, what rear end/tires do you run?
Dana 44 with Alloy USA shafts, Detroit Locker, and 35" MT/R tires. So it's not like I'm trying to just rave about something I own, I don't even own a Super 35 kit. I just recognize that Superior Axle's Super 35 kit is a very viable and worthwhile upgrade for many Jeepers who don't want to swap axles. Several buddies have wheeled the heck out of their Super 35 kits in places like Johnson Valley which is a positively brutal environment for any axle.

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This is why this place is good. You are an honest person just giving the forum your experiences. Me too. I don't know but one person who has installed the Sd35 kit. He blew it up. That's not saying that I know he bought the real version (not foreign). But in my experience the way to go is the 8.8. or larger.
I read the S30/35 article in 4x4 garage the other day. They were cool with promoting it along with the OX locker front/rear. It looks weird seeing those small assed axles carrying that locker but they make it.
I don't feel comfortable suggesting something I personally don't feel to be a good product.(d35/d30)

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This is why this place is good. You are an honest person just giving the forum your experiences. Me too. I don't know but one person who has installed the Sd35 kit. He blew it up. That's not saying that I know he bought the real version (not foreign). But in my experience the way to go is the 8.8. or larger.
I read the S30/35 article in 4x4 garage the other day. They were cool with promoting it along with the OX locker front/rear. It looks weird seeing those small assed axles carrying that locker but they make it.
I don't feel comfortable suggesting something I personally don't feel to be a good product.(d35/d30)


Who did the install on the S35 kit?
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Who did the install on the S35 kit?
Without knowing if his friend installed the real thing, a Superior Axle Super 35 kit or one of the many cheap imported "Super 35" kits many of whom only use 27 spline shafts, that is a moot question. Superior Axle made a blunder by not registering the "Super 35" name so once it became popular, several imitators started selling their version of the Super 35 kit. Most of them were not even close to the strength of the real thing and some, unbelievably, even tried to pawn off 27 spline shafts as a Super 35 upgrade.

In talking personally with Superior Axle's GM at a recent SOCAL 4x4 event, he confirmed their total number of Super 35 failures warranty repairs as still being in the single digits. Not bad for the number of years it has been out and the thousands of kits that have been installed.
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So any way to see if I have the S35 kit for sure in my axle? I pretty much took it for word when a friend of a friend sold it to me (all in military), a little stupid yes.

Some guy on another forum said that superior alloy might be stamped somewhere?

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