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White93ARB 11-19-2007 09:56 AM

So after reading around on this Jeep stuff, it seems there is a weak point in my Jeep. (probably more than one) I've got Dana 30 and 35 axles, both with ARB lockers, and I have 35" tires. Am I wrong here, or am I at risk of breaking an axle shaft when I have the locker engaged? I'm not looking to fix this immediately, but what are my options for upgrade? I won't be able to use the lockers out of my axles now either when I get other axles, right? That's why its gonna have to wait a little; with axles needs to come a lot more stuff, meaning a lot more money. Once again, I'm a Jeep rookie, so correct me when I'm wrong. Thanks guys.

HkdOnJP 11-19-2007 12:51 PM

From my understanding the dana 30 is fine but the 35 sucks im puttin a ford 8.8 in my rear some do dana 44 from i think cherokees and scouts. other do the chrysler 8.25. Its all a matter of money time and preference

nicolas-eric 11-19-2007 02:03 PM

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you can install some stronger chromoly axle shaft and then the D35 should be strong enough. a friend has this setup with OX lockers and he never broke his axles.

White93ARB 11-19-2007 09:16 PM

I was thinking about strong axle shafts today, I'll look into it. I'm not sure which is the 35 and which is the 30. Are these the stock axles in my Jeep?

HkdOnJP 11-19-2007 09:40 PM

yea front is thirty and rear is 35

White93ARB 11-19-2007 09:43 PM

OK. So its probably an 8.8 from an Explorer? What modifications do you have to do to make it work? It'll be a while, I'll need to buy a locker and gears, plus the diff it self. Lots of money. Unless I find one someone already had in a Jeep, already locked and geared.

HkdOnJP 11-19-2007 09:48 PM check there and try ebay

bryan93yj 11-21-2007 11:01 PM

I recently put narrowed Dana 60's on my yj front and rear. I am running 37'' tires. I never worry about breaked anymore.

HkdOnJP 11-22-2007 12:38 PM


bryan93yj 11-22-2007 06:59 PM

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Scotty355 11-22-2007 07:47 PM

Nice Jeep bryan..........but why is it so clean?

HkdOnJP 11-22-2007 07:58 PM

which PSC stinger is that comp or trail

bryan93yj 11-22-2007 08:11 PM

Thanks. It starts out clean, but dont you worry it doesnt stay that way for long.

Ohh HKDONJP, neither, I built it myself. It is kinda in between the PSC comp and trail stinger as far as length.

bluvikng 11-22-2007 10:33 PM

Bang up job there, Bryan. Very nice.

White93ARB 11-22-2007 11:16 PM

That stinger looks bad..around how much one of those cost?

bryan93yj 11-23-2007 12:34 PM

They run $255 from poison spyder.

BluJ 11-23-2007 02:39 PM

Bryan, what did you get your Dana's off of?

bryan93yj 11-23-2007 04:04 PM

Front came from a 94 f350 and rear was from a 79 f350

HkdOnJP 11-23-2007 08:18 PM

im gettin that sting for christmas

HkdOnJP 11-23-2007 08:19 PM

Bryan where are you in the great us. ANd would you be interested in making another one if your know to cut shipping.

bryan93yj 11-23-2007 08:59 PM

Well, the jeep and equipment live in CO and I am in south TX:(. College.

HkdOnJP 11-24-2007 06:16 PM

oooooh that sucks id hate to be away from my jeep

64panhead 11-26-2007 03:19 PM

hey white93arb. let me know if you would consider letting go of the arb that is in your d35.

White93ARB 11-26-2007 11:13 PM

If and when I upgrade my rear axle, I'll let ya know. But I wanna keep it locked for now. And I talked to some guys at work and we don't really lengthen swingarms a whole lot any more; we can but it would be more expensive for you. Theres some shops on your coast that can do it, you looked into any of em?

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