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08-20-2012 02:22 AM
BigGreenMachine
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Originally Posted by 03Ruth
Ah... the ol "should I lock the 35 question." I know everyone bashes the D35 because of some people's personal experience but mostly because of what they have heard or read. But in truth it all depends on how you drive both offroad and on. I upgraded my D35 with a Superior axle and Detroit locker because its what I had to work with. But I did a fair amount of wheeling for several years on just the factory axles. Again I didn't drive it like it was a rental car (and still don't)

My jeep is my daily driver so until I can keep it in my shop and make it a project rig the stock axles were my best bet. I would like to eventually upgrade both front and rear axles down the road but that will be many years from now. In the mean time I can wheel it just as hard as the next guy and not have to worry about the axles. What a lot of people don't realize is that for every part you strengthen you just weaken another part down the line. And I can always sell my axles to one of my many jeepin' buddies down the road when I go to upgrade and put that money towards my new axles.

I have added and sold many parts from my jeep over the years and one thing I have found out is someone is always in need of good used parts. Will you get all of your money back out of them that you spent? Probably not, but at least you can get your money out of them by using them. So if your not into hardcore wheeling and it is your daily driver I would just do what your budget allows. Sorry about the rant but that's my .02
Thanks Ruth.
08-20-2012 01:46 AM
03Ruth Ah... the ol "should I lock the 35 question." I know everyone bashes the D35 because of some people's personal experience but mostly because of what they have heard or read. But in truth it all depends on how you drive both offroad and on. I upgraded my D35 with a Superior axle and Detroit locker because its what I had to work with. But I did a fair amount of wheeling for several years on just the factory axles. Again I didn't drive it like it was a rental car (and still don't)

My jeep is my daily driver so until I can keep it in my shop and make it a project rig the stock axles were my best bet. I would like to eventually upgrade both front and rear axles down the road but that will be many years from now. In the mean time I can wheel it just as hard as the next guy and not have to worry about the axles. What a lot of people don't realize is that for every part you strengthen you just weaken another part down the line. And I can always sell my axles to one of my many jeepin' buddies down the road when I go to upgrade and put that money towards my new axles.

I have added and sold many parts from my jeep over the years and one thing I have found out is someone is always in need of good used parts. Will you get all of your money back out of them that you spent? Probably not, but at least you can get your money out of them by using them. So if your not into hardcore wheeling and it is your daily driver I would just do what your budget allows. Sorry about the rant but that's my .02
08-20-2012 01:34 AM
BigGreenMachine
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Originally Posted by thejeepdangler
If 30 in front and 35 in back you shouldn't waste money on lockin back? Becuz it'll bust?
What are you saying? should I get new axels or lock and re gear?
08-19-2012 10:31 PM
thejeepdangler If 30 in front and 35 in back you shouldn't waste money on lockin back? Becuz it'll bust?
08-19-2012 10:24 PM
BlackedOutYJ Not a chance in hell I'd spend that money on a stock axle. To upgrade a d35 to handle 33's or 35's locked would be outrageous. The 30 will be fine. Im running a d30 locked with 33's and wheel it hard and no issues with that. Your d35 would be a time bomb however. Go with a d44 or a 8.8 in the rear and lock that.
08-19-2012 09:34 PM
BigGreenMachine
Keep stock axels?

So I have a d35 rear and a d30 front on my 99 4.0 5spd wrangler. I would like to lock the front and re gear (i have 3.73 and running 33"). I have also been planning on upgrading my axels. If I do the lockers and gears now in the stock axels and then decide to upgrade my axels the money I spent (on the lockers and re gear) is pretty much a waste because I will have to eventually do it again for the new axels. So is it really worth it to get the new axels or should I just upgrade the stock ones and run them till they break ( if they do). As far as what I do with my jeep. I don't plan on going over 35". Can stock axels handle that? I also don't do much wheeling, mild mudding and maybe some rocking crawling. I don't plan on getting too serious with the trails, but you never know what could happen, I'm really open to anything just havent got into it yet. So give me your opinion, is it worth the money to wait on the locker and re gear until i get the new axels or should I just keep the sock ones?

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