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Old 04-02-2009, 11:40 AM
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need some help!

Im 19 just bought a 05 wrangler, i have a dana 30 with 33s and i want to bump up to 35s and people are sayin that the dana 30 isn't strong enough for 35s?? and being 19 i don't have a lot of money lol, so does anyone know of a way to upgrade the front end without paying 3000 dollars for a dana 44 lol

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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The D30 will handle the 35's OK but brakes become an issue with that tire size. Are you regearing to accommodate the new tires?

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:47 PM
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i havn't really thought about the brakes but now that you mention it i probably should..

thats a good idea but im worried about the internal part of the front end and the gears..
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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You could install Superior axles as listed above and 4.88 gears depending on your transmission.
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thanks i will look into it a little bit more.. some of my buddies made it sound like it was the gears in the D30 that made it weak, and i don't really have the money to step it up to a D44, so i was just lookin for a little bit of a cheaper way to do it lol
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Jerry Bransford runs a D30 and 35's in his jeep and he does some ruff wheeling.
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really?? thats good to know i just gotta get some lockers then lol

thanks you just releaved a lot of stress hahahah
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I dont think you want to lock a 30
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:52 PM   #10
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it's not the D30 that people usually worry about, it is usually the rear D35. they tend to be weaker and may not hold up w/ 35" tires. have you considered upgrading to Chromoly axle shafts? i got a set for my hubby for christmas from 4x4groupbuy.com they were only $200 for the set.
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oh really?? i didn't know that.. i will look into that though.. maybe i should just stay with a 33'' tire..
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Yea the D30 will handle it toss a lunch box in the front while your changing gears also. you will thank me later too. Put chromoly shafts in the rear then lock that. I am thinking of lunch boxs or aussies in the front and rear and call it a day.
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oh really?? i didn't know that.. i will look into that though.. maybe i should just stay with a 33'' tire..
that would probably be safer if funds are low.
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what are lunch boxs and aussies??
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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Lunchbox Locker - A "Lunchbox" locker (or drop-in locker) is a locker mechanism that is designed to fit into the stock differential carrier replacing the spider gear set and sometimes the side gears and pinion-shaft. The nickname "Lunchbox" comes from the idea of packing your lunch in a reusable "lunchbox" where you use the same "lunchbox" and pack in a different lunch. The stock carrier is the equivalent of the "lunchbox".
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Aussie Locker - The Aussie locker is an automatic differential locker. The Aussie locker does not require any manual intervention to operate such as cables, switches, or air compressors. The Aussie locker is available for Dana 30, Dana 35, and Dana 44 axles.
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oh ok.. are they different than any other lockers??
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there are many different types of lockers. these are just 2 of the types.
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oooooooooh lol alright... thanks.. im tryin to figure this stuff out as i go my brother just bought a 06 rubicon the day after i bought mine lol so were doin this together he use to have a ford ranger all set up so he knows a lot and my dad is tryin to help he has been wheelin forever.. so im tryin to learn lol theres a lot to learn

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