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123 03-28-2012 02:52 PM

I need info rear axle went out
ok so im not sure yet but the rear end is messed up (dana 35 of course) the shop said it might be the gear ring and pinion but they wont know tilll they take it apart witch would cost over 200$ just to take apart i have a few friends that would help me replace it myself but if im going to do that i might as well switch to a dana 44 r super 35 the s 35 is 1100$ bucks so im wondering how much and who could i call if possible to buy a dana 44 built and ready to put it my tj thanks for any info

scot68 03-28-2012 03:21 PM

Depends what direction you are going with your rig. With your 33" tires if you ever plan to lock the rear you should step up to a D44 or Ford 8.8.. If not you might just look for a complete used D35 from a J/yard or Craig's List. I recently sold a perfect D35 complete drum to drum with arms for $300.00... If you have a shop doing the work on your existing D35 I can almost grantee you the bill will be higher than $300 bucks..

RubiCobra 03-28-2012 03:33 PM

I wouldn't bother repairing a D35 when you don't know what's wrong with it. Junk it.

billybobjoe 03-28-2012 03:44 PM

123, somebody posted this the other day, check this out. Good luck
Complete Ford 8.8" Rear Axle Assembly Jeep TJ Ready to Bolt In Axle Swap

Kevbz 03-28-2012 09:37 PM

I surely wouldn't pay 200 bucks for someone to pull the cover off and look at some gears. At a shop rate of 100.00 they are turning a 30 minute job into a 2 hour one??!!

Jerry Bransford 03-28-2012 09:39 PM

If you decide to repair it, parts and labor to install new R&P gears, bearings, shims, etc. should cost no more than $600 total. At the most. Have it repaired at a 4x4 shop, they do R&P jobs all the time... more often than standard auto repair shops do who will likely charge a lot more to do the same job.

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