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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:22 PM
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35\'s on stock YJ Axles

Hi, I've recently come across a great deal on a set of 35" tires, I'm just wondering how likely my axles are to last awhile? I'm currently running 33's and I as much as I dislike it, I spend most of my time on-road. The jeep has been going ok for almost 2 years now with the 33's.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:31 PM
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Re: 35\'s on stock YJ Axles

Hey welcome to the board, it would help if you filled out your profile and knew some things like where you live (type of wheeling you do) and what your jeep is like. 35's on stock axles if your jeep is on the street and you don't see more than really easy trails it might hold up but if you like rocks, twisty tight trails, crawling and other things that take torque they might last a little bit, it's posable to break a d35 w/ 30" tires if you love the gas pedal and start hopping around and there are some people that make them live with 35's but they baby their rigs and sometimes have to take the winch instead of giving an obsticle a try. You d30 will do alright especailly if you have a '95 yj since they got the bigger 297x u-joints (same size as a d44). I'm sure there are people that make 38's and stock axles agree but i know if i had that set up i'd be replacing axles ever 100' the way i wheel.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:34 PM
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Re: 35\'s on stock YJ Axles

as the POR board would say "fricken NEWBIES!"

i know guys runnin 35's on the D30 and D35. some have lockers and some don't. some have broken axles and others haven't(yet).

it is a documented fact that 35's are beyond the capabilities of the D35 especially. the D30 with reverse cut gears,and being in the front, seems to handle 35" tires better.

if you have no lockers and wheel on pvmt, i bet you won't have any probs but i still wouldn't do it- just flirting with disaster.

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Re: 35\'s on stock YJ Axles

Another thing to consider is the brakes. We always forget this. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

I run 33s, and my brakes aren't that good. 35s would make it even worse. The brakes on a Dana35 rear are really small.

If you wheel it at all, I would not run the 35s, locker or not. If you run it on the street, you won't be able to stop the jeep that well, in my opinion. I will be upgrading to a ford 8.8 in the rear with disc brakes soon, and plan to run 35s on the street, 33s on the trail. Can't wait for those disc brakes! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Just my opinion,
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