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Old 10-26-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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super 35s????

can i run a super 35 kit off road just as hard as i could with dana 44s with 35x12.50r15s???

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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While I'm guessing the answer to your question will be "no", I am also interested in hearing what some of the more experienced guys and gals on the forum think. It's a mod I would consider doing if the Super 35's can hold up to 35 inch tires as well as a D44 will. I think it might just be easier to find a D44 in a salvage yard and swap out the weaker D35 like I have.

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:55 PM   #3
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Can't speak for 35's but buddy ran his will 33's and a detroit and it did for the most part well... the most part come into play as the detroit locker went south on him. But the shafts and the gears, tubes etc where all okay. Thus, could you run 35's on it, I think so, but if your planning to hammer it every time all the time, then it may not be the upgrade for you.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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The super 35 kit will solve some of your problems ie axle shafts and locker but the tubes are still weak without a major truss built and welded on. For the money spent, a D44 out of a TJ with all the brackets installed is an easy bolt in and to me better money spent add in that you can upgrade to alloy axles.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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those TJ 44's can be hard to find...you can always get an 8.8...if it has 3.73's and that is the ratio you have then you don't have to regear unless you want to. if it has 4.10's then you just can't use 4wd til you regear the front.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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I'm running a super 35 with ARB, truss, and 35's and have had zero problems (knock on wood)...



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Old 10-27-2007, 07:33 AM   #7
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You will get conflicting information/feedback on this anywhere you go. The axle shafts/locker/R&P are not the weak link in a Dana 35, the tubes are. They tend to flex/bend/twist, putting stress on everything else and causing premature failure. That is why you hear of guys blowing up lockers in a Dana 35; most lockers have pretty tight tolerances, and don't like to be flexed laterally, so they grenade in the axle.
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I want to do a Super 35 with an OX and truss the axle up some. I think that should be able to handle most from what I've seen and read over the years. If I can find a deal on a better axle, then I might go that route.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:06 AM   #9
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Well, like I said, been running it for some time now with no problems.

-> Here is a really good article <- on the hows and why's of upgrading the 35.

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