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01-19-2012 07:22 PM
caseyjoe
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Originally Posted by sbaird View Post
99 or older cheokees had the HP d30s.
Well lady's and gentlemen ive now got a parts list. Thank you for the input all! this place is great!
01-19-2012 07:20 PM
caseyjoe [QUOTE=somis;1938933]I have a d35 with the upgraded 30 spline axle shafts ARB locker and 4.56 gearing. It is a four banger. but why does everyone think its such a terrible axle? I dont have much jeep thrashing under my belt yet but i know how to break a d44 in a truck with ease. In four low bouncing around slipping with sudden traction will find a weakness. The 4.0 has plenty of nutz to break a 35, its just a matter of not reaching that limmit that keeps it in one piece. I could drive forever with this 35 but i want the confidence of a stronger axle and pig and i want to push it more True enough "i have not broke it" but i can get a stronger axle installed for basically nothing. So its a no brainier for me. When and if it breaks, i want to think "how the heck did i do that?" not "why the hell didn't i do that" Idono to each their own man, and if ur happy who gives a rip what others say.
01-19-2012 07:07 PM
sbaird 99 or older cheokees had the HP d30s.
01-19-2012 07:01 PM
caseyjoe
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Your d30 should be ok... You could upgrade to a high pinion d30 out of a Cherokee its a direct bolt on except for the gears.
sounds like im looking for an 8.8 out of a 97+exploder and a high output from a Cherokee. Do you know the year for the Cherokee?
01-19-2012 06:36 PM
somis I have a d35 with the upgraded 30 spline axle shafts ARB locker and 4.56 gearing. It is a four banger. but why does everyone think its such a terrible axle? I have put a serious beating on mine and no troubles yet.
01-19-2012 06:18 PM
sbaird
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Originally Posted by caseyjoe View Post
thanks man! ok forgive my ignorance, the 8.8 is the rear only right? if so what about the front? also do you happen to know what year? The reason i ask is because my guy will tell me if he gets a make and model, but hes not going to go looking under it for me. he will just say "ive got that car/suv/truck, come take a look".
Your d30 should be ok... You could upgrade to a high pinion d30 out of a Cherokee its a direct bolt on except for the gears.
01-19-2012 04:46 PM
caseyjoe
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If you read that post on the TJ forum, I believe a 97 or newer Ford Explorer is the best option. With luck you can get one with the posi already in it and I also found you can tighten the clutches in that posi to give you more of a solid locker and it should hold perfect with 35's
Hey thank you for the info! I'll get to lookin
01-19-2012 04:45 PM
caseyjoe
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You have a Low Pinion Dana 30 Front.. It' is fine up to 35's and if you don't do any hard rock crawling it's good locked with 35's as well..
That's what I wanted to hear! Tank ya
01-19-2012 04:10 PM
jdeemer If you read that post on the TJ forum, I believe a 97 or newer Ford Explorer is the best option. With luck you can get one with the posi already in it and I also found you can tighten the clutches in that posi to give you more of a solid locker and it should hold perfect with 35's
01-19-2012 04:02 PM
XJ Knight You have a Low Pinion Dana 30 Front.. It' is fine up to 35's and if you don't do any hard rock crawling it's good locked with 35's as well..
01-19-2012 04:01 PM
caseyjoe
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Originally Posted by XJ Knight View Post
I presume since your asking this question you have the TurD35?
yuper
01-19-2012 03:57 PM
caseyjoe
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Originally Posted by sbaird View Post
8.8 out of an explorer or mountainer. There is a sticky about the 8.8 swap at the top of the tj page check it out its got all the info you need
thanks man! ok forgive my ignorance, the 8.8 is the rear only right? if so what about the front? also do you happen to know what year? The reason i ask is because my guy will tell me if he gets a make and model, but hes not going to go looking under it for me. he will just say "ive got that car/suv/truck, come take a look".
01-19-2012 03:51 PM
XJ Knight I presume since your asking this question you have the TurD35?
01-19-2012 03:45 PM
sbaird 8.8 out of an explorer or mountainer. There is a sticky about the 8.8 swap at the top of the tj page check it out its got all the info you need
01-19-2012 03:42 PM
caseyjoe Thanx I should have posted off "what donor" Like make and year of donor sorry.
01-19-2012 03:27 PM
jdeemer I'm looking for the same. Did research and I think I'm going with the 8.8.
01-19-2012 03:24 PM
nastyrider17 8.8 rear and d44 front
01-19-2012 03:24 PM
sbaird 8.8 or d44
01-19-2012 03:13 PM
Savage1979 Ford 8.8 or Dana44
01-19-2012 03:02 PM
caseyjoe
Axle swap question?

I have a 2000 wrangler 4.0 6in lift on 35s. My question is about donor axles. My good friend owns a salvage yard/junk car buying outfit. What axles would you recommend him to keep an eye out for? I am a moderate trail guy that deals with the snow every winter. I don't need the best axle in the world; however i don't want to be a poser and do want a capable drive train if its called on. Ill only be paying for the weight of the axles, not the price for what one would typically run. I'm looking for a strong, yet easy as possible mix. I'm a capable fabricator with tools. I just need an experienced guy to point me in the right direction. Oh! disk breaks are a must. Get over it if this topic has been warn thin, i couldn't find the info i was looking for in my five min attention span.

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