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02-21-2009 03:00 PM
dwdrums801 Im running the Super 35 kit with the detroit locker. Holding up pretty well and I love having that locker in the back.
02-20-2009 03:43 PM
jtalar Jack, What would you be asking for your 44? and what does it have for gears? I might be willing to drive to phoenix.......
02-20-2009 12:29 AM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by jtalar View Post
Thanks Jack, I think I will save my dough and buy a new D44 assy
Definitely not a bad idea in the long run. With the 44's ring gear and larger 30 spline axles you would be doing your jeep a favor. You can usually find the housings fairly cheap on Ebay. Hell if you were closer my 44 will be for sale in the next few weeks. It already has the rock krawler cradle on it.
02-20-2009 12:26 AM
jtalar Thanks Jack, I think I will save my dough and buy a new D44 assy
02-20-2009 12:22 AM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by jtalar View Post
Thanks Jerry, So even if I go with the super 35 kit, I would still have a c-clip rearend right? Which I hear is the weak point, I take it the D44 doesn't have c-clips?
There are actually a lot of weak points still to the D35 even with a super kit, however yes they are still c-clip unless you go with Superiors C-Clip elminator kit also.

No 44's are not c-clip.
02-19-2009 11:12 PM
mxracer513
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Originally Posted by snwchris View Post
I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8
I've seen several lately on other forums already set-up for the TJ and gears for decent money, probably about the same you would spend on your 35.

Just my .02 cents

Chris
How difficult is it to get all the brackets right on the 8.8 so the CA's are strait and you don't drive crooked?
02-19-2009 08:46 PM
jtalar Thanks Jerry, So even if I go with the super 35 kit, I would still have a c-clip rearend right? Which I hear is the weak point, I take it the D44 doesn't have c-clips?
02-19-2009 08:24 PM
Jerry Bransford The driveshaft is the same except for a tiny bit of length difference. The rear driveshaft installed on a Dana 44 equipped TJ is perhaps an inch shorter because the pinion is about an inch longer but for a lifted TJ, the driveshafts are pretty much interchangeable.
02-19-2009 07:49 PM
jtalar Anyone running the super35 kit from superior axles? And are the driveshafts the same on a D35/D44?
02-11-2009 09:11 PM
hoghvn Thanks Jtalar!
02-11-2009 09:04 PM
snwchris Ohhh I know, other then the Mustang & the Powerstroke na dthe Ford 9"....
the 8.8 axle is probably one of the best things that could of came from Ford.

It's strong, trustworthy and parts for them are easy to come by at autostore or junkyards.... sometimes have to look at things like that if you do happen to break.... how easy is it to get back up & running and are parts ready available.

Thats one down fall for the Rubi, is that the rubi D44 is different then the others.

The 8.8 & JK 44 actually ranked higher in strength over the 03-06 Rubi 44.

Chris
02-11-2009 08:47 PM
jtalar [QUOTE=snwchris;323304]I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8.
I just can't see putting anything on mah rig with the letters F.O.R.D
02-11-2009 08:41 PM
snwchris I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8
I've seen several lately on other forums already set-up for the TJ and gears for decent money, probably about the same you would spend on your 35.

Just my .02 cents

Chris
02-11-2009 07:59 PM
jtalar Hoghvn, check out 4x4groupbuy.com
02-11-2009 07:59 PM
jtalar Are the driveshafts the same on D35 and D44?
02-11-2009 07:56 PM
hoghvn Jtalar
Where will you buy the d44 from and how much? I am leaning towards the same decision as you.
Thanks
02-11-2009 04:09 PM
jtalar Well I think I have made my decision, I plan on saving some dough and buying a brand new genuine gear D44 with 30 spline axles, 4.88 gears and ARB locker. I thought that I would just do the superD35 but that would still leave me with c-clips which I'm sure would break eventually....thanks for everyones input. Plus, if I decide to go with bigger tires down the road I won't have to worry about my rearend.
02-10-2009 03:59 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jtalar View Post
Anyone know how the yukon axles compare to superior?
With Superior Axle's standard replacement axles, about the same. With Superior's hardened Evolution series, night and day... with Superior having a far better American made product vs. Yukon's import stuff... of course that's all in strictly my personal opinion.
02-10-2009 03:53 PM
jtalar Anyone know how the yukon axles compare to superior?
02-10-2009 04:08 AM
JeepCommandoja At this point im pretty convinced that if you cant do a lot of the welding and assembly of the swap to a 8.8 or d44 it is a much cheaper route to go s35.
02-10-2009 12:41 AM
Joe Dirt The 8.8 is a great axle and I looked into going that route also. These were my deciding factors.
The 8.8 comes with 4.10 gears and I would have to pay to get 4.56 gears installed. The 8.8 would then need TJ brakets welded on it. I would also need a 8.8 to TJ parking brake kit to have parking brakes that work. I also wanted a Detroit locker installed. When adding up all these parts and labor it was about the same price for a NEW dana 44 already set up the way I wanted and it bolted right up quickly.

Do your research, take into account the gearing you want and think long term.
02-09-2009 09:34 PM
jtalar Upinar, i take it that the prices you are quoting are for a used 8.8 out of a boneyard, that being said, the boneyards out here suck!!!! They want an arm and half a leg for everything, also the biggest reason I was looking at the superior dana 35 kit was 1. I didn't do enough research before buying a jeep, because I would have waited and bought a Rubicon, 2. I have already paid to have my rear cradle for the tri-link welded to the current D35. I hate to spend money twice on the same thing. 3. If I were to go with the 8.8 or a D44, then I would be kicking myself in the ass once again, because I would have went with a much taller lift...... I don't know what to do.....
02-09-2009 09:28 PM
hoghvn Upinar-
Can you share what you did to swap the 8.8? Does it need to come out of a Explorer? What about the bolt pattern? Does that need to change? Are the brackets the only parts needed and just weld them on? Thanks for any help.
02-08-2009 09:38 PM
upinar do the 8.8, its stronger than a 44 and you can get the axle for 200-300 bucks and you can get the bracketry for about 300 and have a bolt in 8.8 and parts are everywhere and cheap. Best dicision ive ever made
02-08-2009 04:17 PM
Joe Dirt I paid about $1750 for it 1 yr ago. You can swap the old D35 brakes right on to it.
02-08-2009 01:14 PM
Jerry Bransford I don't have a dog in this fight since I don't run a Super 35 but those who claim a true Super 35 (as made by Superior Axle) won't hold up to what 99% of the offroaders can throw at it are sadly mistaken.
02-08-2009 10:57 AM
K.T.
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Originally Posted by jtalar View Post
Joe Dirt, what did you pay for that entire setup from 4wheelparts?
I hopped on the another sight mentioned 4x4groupbuy.com it has a little better pricing. They even have a Rubicon locker from Jeep for 1750. I thought that was pretty good.
02-08-2009 10:48 AM
K.T. I hopped on 4wheelparts.com after reading the thread and they were going for around 3k depending on locker brand, w or w/o brakes, type of brakes and ratio. I have to be honest that for around 1,500, half I can beef up my 35 considerably. I wasn't convinced it would be a poor route to go. I can for the rear axle that is put in an 8.8explorer axle for about 450.
02-08-2009 01:06 AM
jtalar Joe Dirt, what did you pay for that entire setup from 4wheelparts?
02-07-2009 10:27 PM
flattietj
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Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
Kiss off the Dana 35. I got a complete new Dana 44 with 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and a Detroit locker from 4wheelparts.com. For the money you'd spend on pollishing the turd (dana 35 that will still have a weak housing) you can replace it with a D44.

100% agreed........dont ever put money into that waste of an axle...i broke more 35 shafts than columbus junkyards ever had in stock....why would they ever put that pos under a jeep.....at the very minimum get a 44or 8.8....
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