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05-15-2013 05:08 PM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post
Get you a new generation Dana 44 from a salvage yard, or craigslist.
Be prepared to change ring and pinion in the front Dana 30 to match!
This is going to be expensive and a lot of work.
Why don't you just get the Dana 35 Super S kit, which will be a lot less cost and work. This kit with the Chrome Molly 30 spline shafts is just about as strong as the Dana 44. This is what I would do. You can also order it with a Detroit locker! and the C Clip eliminator.
I just heard that the D35 is not worth putting money into. I would rather get a Dana 60 from the salvage yard and weld to fit.

Dana 44 would be good as well in front and back. seem I can get dana 60's front and back for less than 1000, weld and possible fron locker. Almost the same cost to upgrade with Super D35 kit.
05-12-2013 05:05 AM
Old Dogger Get you a new generation Dana 44 from a salvage yard, or craigslist.
Be prepared to change ring and pinion in the front Dana 30 to match!
This is going to be expensive and a lot of work.
Why don't you just get the Dana 35 Super S kit, which will be a lot less cost and work. This kit with the Chrome Molly 30 spline shafts is just about as strong as the Dana 44. This is what I would do. You can also order it with a Detroit locker! and the C Clip eliminator.
05-12-2013 04:01 AM
highwayman Definately pass. A lot of extra work for no payoff. Not too mention terrible ratio for gears. Stick with a D44 out of a JK. Drum to drum? If so, youre going to need to fit a disc setup and try to figure the sensors. No way I'd go through the headaches. A JK 44 should be fine for ya.
05-11-2013 12:41 AM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
You have the tone rings on the shafts to contend with if you want the electronics to work the same as stock.
I need to read up more before I think about it. The 500.00 caught my interest but my be more mods that its worth
05-11-2013 12:38 AM
WatchThis! You have the tone rings on the shafts to contend with if you want the electronics to work the same as stock.
05-11-2013 12:38 AM
Tweak
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post

I saw the 8.25 with the luchbox locker and 3.55 gears but don't know if its the same as the D35 or what mods are needed to mount to my JK
I really wouldn't know. I think the TJ guys would know more.
05-11-2013 12:32 AM
R8DRIZD
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I would try to find a dana 44 out of a wrecked JK. should have a more ideal choice of gearing, disc brakes, e-brake lines, and with a few tools it's an hour swap.
I saw the 8.25 with the luchbox locker and 3.55 gears but don't know if its the same as the D35 or what mods are needed to mount to my JK
05-11-2013 12:28 AM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
I would try to find a dana 44 out of a wrecked JK. should have a more ideal choice of gearing, disc brakes, e-brake lines, and with a few tools it's an hour swap.
I just don't know about the other sizes from ford or Chevy and what's compatible for the jk. I know some welding for the mounts but that is minimal.
05-11-2013 12:27 AM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
I would try to find a dana 44 out of a wrecked JK. should have a more ideal choice of gearing, disc brakes, e-brake lines, and with a few tools it's an hour swap.
That's what I was going to do at first then started thinking 8.8 or Dana 60?
05-11-2013 12:12 AM
Tweak I would try to find a dana 44 out of a wrecked JK. should have a more ideal choice of gearing, disc brakes, e-brake lines, and with a few tools it's an hour swap.
05-11-2013 12:08 AM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post

Thanks for the advise..I will do just that.
I didn't think about the same gearing needed in the front. Thanks for the heads up. I will need to check.
05-11-2013 12:07 AM
R8DRIZD
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post

My suggestion to you is to go to the TJ portion of this forum and ask this same question. There is ongoing Dana 35s being swapped out for heavier duty Ford, I believe that it is a 8.8, or a Dana 44 rear. Because a lot of the TJs come with Dana 35 rears.
I would try to get Jerry Bransford to respond to your questions regarding the swap. He is one of the most knowledgeable in this area.
Good Luck
Thanks for the advise..I will do just that.
05-11-2013 12:06 AM
WatchThis! No way would I go threw the truble to swap in an 8.25. That's just me though.
05-10-2013 11:55 PM
Tweak are ring and pinions available for your front in that same gearing?
05-10-2013 11:52 PM
Miser
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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD View Post
Rear Chrysler 8.25 complete drum to drum with lunch box locker (3.55 gearing)


Will this ready bolt onto a 07 JK? is it worth swaping for a D35?
My suggestion to you is to go to the TJ portion of this forum and ask this same question. There is ongoing Dana 35s being swapped out for heavier duty Ford, I believe that it is a 8.8, or a Dana 44 rear. Because a lot of the TJs come with Dana 35 rears.
I would try to get Jerry Bransford to respond to your questions regarding the swap. He is one of the most knowledgeable in this area.
Good Luck
05-10-2013 10:38 PM
R8DRIZD
Chrysler Rear 8.25 complete drum to drum with lunch box locker (3.55

Rear Chrysler 8.25 complete drum to drum with lunch box locker (3.55 gearing)


Will this ready bolt onto a 07 JK? is it worth swaping for a D35?

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