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Old 11-23-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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I have a 97 sport and im looking to put 35's on it. I was told by another jeeper that if I put 35's on the stock axles that I wont be able to do any wheeling cause my axles won't take it. Im not a big wheeler but I do plan on doing some mild trails. I wanted to get some more opitions on this. Can I put 35's on my sport without damaging the axles under mild wheeling?

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Old 11-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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Don't mind me, I'm just waiting to hear what the guys have to say on this. I'm wondering the same

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Old 11-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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If you are looking to upgrade your dana 35 then putting 35's on is the best way to do that.. If you have the dana 44 already, then your set. However in either case the stock brake system will be working hard to stop those big meats as will the stock steering be working over time.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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If you are looking to upgrade your dana 35 then putting 35's on is the best way to do that.. If you have the dana 44 already, then your set. However in either case the stock brake system will be working hard to stop those big meats as will the stock steering be working over time.
Kinda what I figured, guess I'll hold off on the bigger tires until I upgrade the important stuff.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #5
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ok so your saying I will have problems with breaking axles in mild trails if I put 35's under my tj sport?
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Well, most likely you will. Its not certain, but probably a good chance if you do some wheeling, you will break something in your axle with D35. Also its not just putting 35's underneath your Jeep being the sole upgrade.

Youll want Brake Upgrade (vanco alot of people do) Longer Brake lines, SYE kit and CV Driveshaft, along with regearing if youre going to off road and getting new axles, and probably all the other things which will break when you off road.
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Well, most likely you will. Its not certain, but probably a good chance if you do some wheeling, you will break something in your axle with D35. Also its not just putting 35's underneath your Jeep being the sole upgrade.

Youll want Brake Upgrade (vanco alot of people do) Longer Brake lines, SYE kit and CV Driveshaft, along with regearing if youre going to off road and getting new axles, and probably all the other things which will break when you off road.
Okay I'm putting together my Christmas list. What's an SYE again?
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SYE= Slip Yolk Eliminator.

BTW, there is an "acronym" stickie in the "general jeep" thread too.
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I hope you get more than the $100 i got from my parents in recent Christmases. All those things run expensive, I would advise looking at Craigslist, Jeepforum, and Pirate4x4 for some good deals. Ive definitely saved over $1000 buying it Used, or off other people who intended to use them but never did.

But if you do decide to do it, watch out for scammers too, and be prepared to lose money. Id always do paypal if I were you and use a Credit Card.
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ok so your saying I will have problems with breaking axles in mild trails if I put 35's under my tj sport?
Yes. If you don't plan on wheeling it hard and just want some more clearance and a nice look, just get some 33's and a milder lift.

You'll be happy and not broke (temporarily at least, until you decide you DO want to wheel some harder stuff, in which case, most here will recommend an axle upgrade as a priority over lift/tires).
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yes im doing a nice lift after the new yr. Ok well it looks like im doing 33's for now and 35 later down the road. thanks for the help with this guys.

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