no, the gears are not interchangeable. honestly, personally i'd rather see that money spent on an 8.8, and you can buy it w/ 4.10 gears to match the front. an 8.8 w/ 4.10 gears and 33's is better than a d35 w/ 4.88 gears and 33's. then regear both axles later when you get more money. just me though.I can't afford a Dana 44 and gearing too. I will eventually get one.
Stupid question, but can the gears from a D35 be swapped into a D44? Probably not but it would be nice.
How your project coming along Doc?
no i didn't, send me a link.hey dave did you see my 'luxury thread'?