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Gaybait
08-10-2010, 05:41 PM
havent been able to find a decent 8.8 all are either stripped or garbage. so im leaning towards just buying a locker for the dana 35. in the end for $$ is it better to just hold out and find a 8.8 or would a dana 35 and a locker withstand 35's and abuse?

Tunabomber
08-10-2010, 05:47 PM
your kidding right :dontknow:


dana 35 with a locker wont even last long with 33''s

Apathy
08-10-2010, 06:06 PM
your kidding right :dontknow:


dana 35 with a locker wont even last long with 33''s

it will if your wheeling it.

Gaybait
08-10-2010, 06:08 PM
haha fair enoff, ive never had to worry about a 35. my last jeep had the 44 so it was already strong. i just wanna wheel the thing asap :P long arm kit comes this weekend.

4skin
08-10-2010, 06:08 PM
stockwheels has one with lock right in it pm him its still under his truck
putting his 9 inch together tomorow nite

vajayjay
08-10-2010, 06:10 PM
That depends, do you want to break your first trip out, or do you want lots of worry free abuse.

Has to be a good one somewhere

Seen an open 35 with stock bald street tires snap an axle in slick mud:dontknow:

atoyot
08-10-2010, 06:13 PM
maybe u should look into toyota axles for that trouble free wheelin?????:D
hahaahahha

4skin
08-10-2010, 06:16 PM
[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] nice one criss[cheers] lol

Bushwack
08-10-2010, 06:46 PM
maybe u should look into toyota axles for that trouble free wheelin?????:D
hahaahahha


He would have to remove the motor and install a big 80 hp. yota power plant!

dh_4_ever
08-10-2010, 07:05 PM
i wouldnt say a 8.8 is worry free, mine keeps dieing (too much torque from the stroker is my thinkin) you can use an cherokee 8.25, thats stronger than the 8.8 and you can discs for it from a liberty, its a direct bolt in. the internals are only slightly weaker than the 8.8. ive known a couple people who have wheeled 8.25s and they take the abuse.

B
08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
i wouldnt say a 8.8 is worry free, mine keeps dieing (too much torque from the stroker is my thinkin) you can use an cherokee 8.25, thats stronger than the 8.8 and you can discs for it from a liberty, its a direct bolt in. the internals are only slightly weaker than the 8.8. ive known a couple people who have wheeled 8.25s and they take the abuse.


id have to call set up or brand of parts as part of the issue there Walt is running 38.5 tire's with a 360 and he's not easy on it for sure ... and he's been beating it for years ...

do the 8.8 [cheers]

stockwheels
08-10-2010, 08:59 PM
i have a 8.8 that needs to go soon .very recent brakes! power tracs locker its never let me down

Gaybait
08-10-2010, 09:39 PM
i have a 8.8 that needs to go soon .very recent brakes! power tracs locker its never let me down

how much yo? i can just see my money disapearing haha! i already have B's tires on hold for me ! Haha!

dh_4_ever
08-10-2010, 09:48 PM
you cant setup spider gears wrong. thats what ive been having problems with, poorly manifactured spiders, cast gears with poor tooth engagement. my spare 30 has higher quality gears with alot higher precision than the 8.8.

to fix my problem I need to take the ford parts out.

dirka dave
08-11-2010, 05:30 AM
Put Toyota axles in it.

LooseNuts
08-11-2010, 05:35 AM
i blew up 3 D35s in a year in my jeep with 31s and open. and that was before i knew what wheeling hard was.

go with the 8.8 for sure

giggityjeep
08-11-2010, 09:10 AM
weld it....... break it....... by the time it breaks you may find a 8.8...

save the money on the locker, if the plan is to swap it anyhow...

mine has been fine with 33 TSL swampers BUT Im not hard on the throttle, just dont beat on it till you get your hands on an 8.8

'Balmer
08-11-2010, 09:31 AM
I know of an 8.8 for a reasonable deal. It's got disks and 4;10's I think. Pm me if you're interested and I'll make a phone call...

Lieutenant Johnson
08-12-2010, 10:25 AM
There are a bunch of guys running 35's w/ Aussie lockers front and rear and have been for over 3 years.. depends how you drive ! all in TJ's

dh_4_ever
08-12-2010, 07:11 PM
what year is the jeep btw? 89 and older is non c-clip so they are a little less likely to blow on ya..

fullsizebronco
08-12-2010, 09:05 PM
weld it ! ;)

Troy
08-13-2010, 03:03 AM
just break the damn thing first

so much worrying

UU
08-13-2010, 08:50 AM
14Bolt

Apathy
08-13-2010, 09:14 AM
fuck the 14bolt,

go rocks.

B
08-13-2010, 09:23 AM
fuck rocks 10 ton is were it's at just ask spidr ....lol

drooling starfish
09-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Ford 9" is cheap and plentiful....tons of aftermarket too

C-Dog
09-03-2010, 10:13 PM
Or u buy my Detroit locked Yukon Chromoly axled D35 :dontknow:

DIRTDIGGLER
09-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Bin wheeling mine with the rear welded with 33 Boggers and still going, but I have a 8.8 with disks to put in it, it's just a matter of time till boom!:confused0006:

85chevy
09-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Yes but because u have that 8.8 its gonna take way longer if u didn't it would of snapped long ago....

Trailjunkie
09-05-2010, 09:26 PM
all three of the original heeps are still beating welded 35's. been a couple years no problem. mine is welded and i put in crome shafts then bolted on 34's and ask anybody i beat the piss out of it. no problem