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03-23-2012 10:50 AM
hillbillyYJ Thanks a lot guys. I will get to researching everything
03-22-2012 11:14 PM
YJPete Again, depends on how you use it. I'm running stock axles with 4.88 on 35s with no trouble. Be kind to your rig, it'll be kind to you.
03-22-2012 06:02 PM
hillbillyYJ Now for the front axle, is the 30 strong enough and would I be able to use the factory carrier with 4.56's or would i need to change that out?

Could I use a carrier out of a 2.5l wrangler?
03-22-2012 04:57 PM
YJPete Sure do. Check out superior axle & gear, they make everything for everything.
03-22-2012 04:01 PM
hillbillyYJ I think im gonna take it easy with the 35 and build an 8.8. I'm thinking a Spartan locker or lock right with 4.56 gears. Just for that extra precaution. Lol.

Do they make 4.56's for a Ford 8.8?
03-22-2012 03:48 PM
YJPete Talking about the pros and cons of the 35 always stirs up some contention. I've got mine locked with 4.88 and I've never had any problems. If you beat the hell out of it, or your main strategy over obstacles is "floor it" you'll probably break it though. Just be gentle and it'll be fine.
03-22-2012 01:39 PM
hillbillyYJ Yea I can agree with that. I know the 35 isn't a strong rear end, so I may just build an 8.8 and practice with the 35 until I get the 8.8 built to how I want.
03-22-2012 01:09 PM
YJPete
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Originally Posted by banks316
Dont weld a DD, it will hop, chrip every time you turn. It will also wear tires out very quickly.
This. Don't weld your DD. Learn to drive it without the locker, then once you've got the money go ahead and drop it in.
03-22-2012 10:26 AM
95YamJam True and not. I have seen guys without lockers try to get thru things anyway. They back up and full throttle rev limit to get the wheel speed up. This can be super dangerous IMHO. I have gone thru things with my locker at a slow pace with little throttle that the guy/s in front of my had to floor it..back up ... floor it again and again. Sometimes finally they get thru it. I just motor thru the first time with little throttle effort, at most some feathering of the throttle.

There have been situations where I have had to goose it some even with a locker but....

There is nothing wrong with autolockers of the axel can take the abuse. There is also not really any issues with welding diffs either if it's an offroad only rig. I've driven many vehicles with full spool'd rearends and they can be a handfull on the road sometimes.
03-22-2012 08:55 AM
banks316
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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan View Post
And if you dont have those basic skills mastered, a locker will get you into a situation where youre experience wont help you and bad things happen.
/agree
03-22-2012 08:51 AM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by banks316
If you don't have the money to do it right then don't do it at all. Lockers is not always the answer for more traction. Experience, proper tire pressure, correct tread pattern for the condition.
And if you dont have those basic skills mastered, a locker will get you into a situation where youre experience wont help you and bad things happen.
03-22-2012 08:38 AM
banks316 If you don't have the money to do it right then don't do it at all. Lockers is not always the answer for more traction. Experience, proper tire pressure, correct tread pattern for the condition.
03-22-2012 06:39 AM
95YamJam If you weld the diff on a d35 and daily drive it. It WILL break axels. The hpping and chirping is what will break it.

Frankly locking a d35 with 35's is pushing it anyway. IMHO i have 32's and am locked with the spartan. It worries me sometimes, an 8.8 is in my future for sure. Already gathering parts for the swap and regear.
03-22-2012 02:06 AM
LaurenceCly I was also looking into lock-right lockers as well.
03-22-2012 01:25 AM
hillbillyYJ Okay I understand now. I mean, im more in it for traction, if it hops and chirps that's no big deal, I can live with that, as long as i don't break the axles.
03-22-2012 01:18 AM
darkproximity Daily driver
03-22-2012 01:16 AM
hillbillyYJ I know this sounds dumb, but what do you mean by DD?
03-21-2012 01:57 PM
banks316 Dont weld a DD, it will hop, chrip every time you turn. It will also wear tires out very quickly.
03-21-2012 11:01 AM
hillbillyYJ Haha I am sure that 4.56's would give me all of the power I would ever need. I've been pricing them out. As far as the locker goes, I'm still undecided:/ they are so expensive. I am tempted to weld it and call it a day. Lol
03-20-2012 11:27 PM
YJPete
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Originally Posted by banks316
Interesting im running 4.56 with very heavy 37 12.50 R16.5 and have no issues with power. Doing 70mph on the freeway isnt an issue. That was before I built my 4.7L
You also don't have a 4banger
Neither does the OP but that's where my experience is coming from at least. Can't speak for big tires on the six, my 4.2L CJ has stock tires.
03-20-2012 10:14 PM
banks316 Interesting im running 4.56 with very heavy 37 12.50 R16.5 and have no issues with power. Doing 70mph on the freeway isnt an issue. That was before I built my 4.7L
03-20-2012 03:51 PM
hillbillyYJ Hmm, that is true. But I drive it everyday 30 miles to work and 30 more coming back. I think I may stick with 4.56's. If i don't like the power I get with a 35/4.56 combo, I could always go back to 33 inch tires.
03-20-2012 03:00 PM
YJPete If you want more power with those 35s then you'll want it up to 4.88. I'm running that myself, no complaints here. 4.56 is a slightly more fuel-friendly choice, but it wont be quite as peppy.
03-20-2012 01:27 PM
hillbillyYJ Thanks for all of the idea's I don't plan on going any bigger than 35's after I do a spring over axle and make tube fenders. So I will probably go with the 4.56's so i will have plenty of power to the ground.
03-20-2012 07:07 AM
95YamJam I have a spartan in mine and it works great. If your gonna regear don't waste time I'd go 4.88 right away.
03-20-2012 05:05 AM
banks316 Interesting I've never seen a set while looking for gears for my yj or xj
03-20-2012 04:22 AM
darkproximity actually they do make a 4.27 r&p for the d30/35
03-20-2012 04:12 AM
banks316 No such ratio 4.27, either 4.10 or 4.56
03-20-2012 12:29 AM
YJPete As far as gears go, I'd go 4.27 or if you plan on upping it to 35s later on then go ahead and do 4.56. As far as lockers go, I cast my vote for detroit based on my experience with it. Not exactly cheap, but really reliable.
03-19-2012 06:16 PM
hillbillyYJ it has the 4.0 and the 5 speed. and I do plan on wheeling it often but i still want it to be streetable. I was also looking into lock-right lockers as well.
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