|03-18-2012 10:50 PM|
|burton160w||Don't bother putting any money into the Dana 35. Save the money you'd spend on regearing and buy a replacement 8.8 with 4.10 gearing, than just do the front. I don't know what tires you have now but 4.10 is sufficient (read good, not great) for up to 35s.|
|03-18-2012 09:01 PM|
If it were mine, I'd have a Detroit Truetrac installed when the gears are done. Then, save up for some chromoly axle shafts.
edit: Here's a calculator to help you figure out your gearing: http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html
|03-18-2012 03:00 PM|
|03-18-2012 02:42 PM|
|brandon217||Meant to say I6 but phone is gay with auto correct, its a 97 auto|
|03-18-2012 01:49 PM|
|03-18-2012 01:46 PM|
V6 huh? not to bust your chops but its an I6.
Is it manual or auto? it would be beneficial to know. what year at least?
gearing is dependent on all that.
|03-18-2012 01:42 PM|
|brandon217||I have the 4.0 v6 not sure what tranny, haven't really drove it yet, just put the rearend back in it and waiting for parts for the soft top|
|03-18-2012 01:38 PM|
What motor/trans do you have.
I would regear and put a locker in the front for 33s, and doing 35s I would do an axle swap before doing anything...
|03-18-2012 01:27 PM|
|03-18-2012 01:21 PM|
|brandon217||So in other words I should just put gears in it and leave it alone, either going to put 33's or 35's under it, what gears would I need|
|03-18-2012 01:19 PM|
|03-18-2012 01:10 PM|
|opcocrg||I have a Detroit for a Dana 35 that I'll sell if you want to order a few parts to re-build it. I wont put it back in my rearend, I quit spending money on my 35c long ago. My avatar is my passenger side axle shaft just a couple of days after I snapped the driver side axle shaft........the locker is sitting in the garage with the passenger side spline still fused inside it.....|
|03-18-2012 01:06 PM|
If your doing a lunchbox locker you can do it yourself without messing with the R/P and can do the gears later. if your doing a locker than replaces the carrier then I would do them at the same time.
ARB is the best locker as far as selectables, as far as auto lockers/lunchboxes go, the aussie, spartan are some good and less pricey options, Detroit makes some good lockers as well, the loc right is their lunchbox I do believe.
I wouldn't lock your D35 if you wheel very hard, run tires bigger than 31, or both.
You can do a super kit and get away with a locker up to around 35s. a selectable is gona be easier on your axle because it is only applying force when in use, not constantly like with a lunchbox.
|03-18-2012 01:03 PM|
|DevilDogDoc||None. D35+locker usually equals boom.|
|03-18-2012 01:03 PM|
|Redsand||What size tires and engine, tranny|
|03-18-2012 12:54 PM|
|brandon217||What r good lockers for the Dana 35|
|03-18-2012 12:50 PM|
|91badass||if you got the money to do both, do it, and if your having somebody install for you , you will save on labor. Gears (depending on tire size)and locker are one of the best upgrades you can do.|
|03-18-2012 12:37 PM|
regear and locker or just regear
Have 97 TJ looking to regear or put a locker in it, what would be better, new to the jeep world, looking for upgrade advise