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07-05-2013 11:54 PM
cakes567
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Originally Posted by Norcal_Chris View Post
Save the $200 towards an 8.8. If you really want a locker get a spartan/aussie for the d30 front axle.

Open diff d35 on 33s I broke spider gears, then ring gear, then cracked carrier. This was babying it too.
Same thing happened to mine. That's how I bought it.
07-05-2013 10:41 PM
Xpress
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Originally Posted by MkUltraOps View Post
Are dana 35s really that bad?
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: More people have broken Dana 35 axles than most other axles, so yes, they really are that bad!
07-05-2013 07:49 AM
JerseyDriver 8.8 is the way to go if your gonna be off roading. You can find one for between $200 - $300. Check Craig's list, eBay (stay local), and you pull it junk yards. Look for a late 90's Explorer with 4.10 gears and disc brakes.

The swap is gonna cost you a lot more, but its a great upgrade if your gonna be serious about off road.
07-04-2013 11:13 PM
Norcal_Chris Save the $200 towards an 8.8. If you really want a locker get a spartan/aussie for the d30 front axle.

Open diff d35 on 33s I broke spider gears, then ring gear, then cracked carrier. This was babying it too.
07-04-2013 09:00 PM
95YamJam
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Originally Posted by MkUltraOps View Post

How long was it in before u went to an 8.8?
Bout 2 years.
07-04-2013 06:45 PM
bajajohn
Lockers

I just recently drove my 91 to San Diego I have always figured it had a limited slip of some kind but this trip I was in a multi story parking Garage and as I navigated the ramps it was really chirping. I am almost certain now but not curious enough to tear into it. I am 73 years young and owned all kinds of vehicles from 18 wheel trucks to a MGB roadster. I consider myself a good mechanic and like working on my own vehicles. I have always lived by the motto if it's not broken don't fix it. Having said that I believe in keeping my vehicles up appearance and mechanically. I don't drive junk . I really like my YJ and it's a head turner
07-04-2013 06:02 PM
MkUltraOps
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Originally Posted by 95YamJam View Post
I ran a Spartan in my d35. It worked well. I ran 32 inch tires daily driven and wheeled. Never broke. I was always worried though and had spare shafts. 8.8 now so running 36's.
How long was it in before u went to an 8.8?
07-04-2013 05:49 PM
MkUltraOps
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Originally Posted by Xpress View Post
Take that $200 and save it for an 8.8 swap. A locked Dana 35 is a bomb with a fuse of unknown length already burning!
Are dana 35s really that bad?

And where can I find an 8.8... in an explorer? And is the length of the axle the same?
07-04-2013 05:38 PM
95YamJam I ran a Spartan in my d35. It worked well. I ran 32 inch tires daily driven and wheeled. Never broke. I was always worried though and had spare shafts. 8.8 now so running 36's.
07-04-2013 05:31 PM
MkUltraOps ^Lol
07-04-2013 05:28 PM
Xpress Take that $200 and save it for an 8.8 swap. A locked Dana 35 is a bomb with a fuse of unknown length already burning!
07-04-2013 04:49 PM
MkUltraOps My apologies im on a smartphone didn't mean to send this thread twice
07-04-2013 04:47 PM
MkUltraOps
dana 35 spartain lockers any good?

So a buddy of mine has a spartain locker for the rear hed be willing to sell me for 200 bux... are spartain lockers any good? Pros? Cons?

200

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