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I am compleatly decided on what I want for my New R&P. I'm going with 4.88 on the advise of the guy who is going to help me put them in. He also said that he really likes Richmond gears. So that is what I want to get... Problem is... I can't find them. I spent time on the phone today with Rosser, and summit. They don't have them for the 30/35 axles that I have.
Does anyone know where I can order them?

The guy helping me out with this is into racing, not wheeling, I am starting to wonder if Richmond even makes gears for these axles, any imput would be great ??

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I'd say find a d44 rear or 8.8 instead of dumping cash into the d35, you could probably find a d44 form an xj or mj for under 300 if you search hard enough try http://www.car-part.com and spend the cash once, then you won't have to worry too much about a small pinion in that rear and you are spending that cash for the ring and pinion and install once.

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Maybe you can convince him to use dana/spicer gears in those dana axles.

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It is true that a bigger rear would be the best choice. However, Right now I don't have the time to be dealing with pulling an axle and dealing with a swap. I lack the fabrication skills to do the job in a timely manor. And to have a shop do the job would probably end up costing more than the gear swap.
I do aspire for a bigger axle some day... The 30/35 are behind a 2.5L engine.
For right now I am interested in only the gears. (For right now)

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http://www.drivetraindirect.com

they offer richmond and 4.88's

i think a guy just told me today that richmond are now made in italy? i would try dana spicer, made in usa, and seems appropriate for the dana spicer axles.


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If those axles from the xj aren't a direct swap, then he would be pouring money into them.
I've also heard that xj and mj 44's are rare and expensive.

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Re: Finding Gears??

Go with factory dana/spicer gears. Factory gears cant be beat. In my opinion richmond gears suck. Unless you buy there select gears. I have seen to many richmonds gears break. Call drive train direct (there ad is in all the mags). I got my 44 dana gears there at a really good price and they give you a life time warrenty on everything they sell. Also dana gears are easier to setup then aftermarket gears.

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Well I went to drivetrain and they do have the Richmond gears there, but they are pretty costly. If I go with them I am going to be spending a lot of extra $$. Are Richmonds really that good, I am starting to think I may get another brand and just suck it up with the guy helping me.

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Another thing I am running into that I am unfarmiluar with is the "reverse rotation" Is the d30 from 87+ wranglers reverse rotation, and what does that mean. Does the drive shaft spin in a different direction?
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Re: Finding Gears??

Yes, the YJs have a reverse cut front axle. The easy way to tell is the pinion is above the centerline of the axle. Compare your front and rear axles and you'll see the difference. The rear dana 35 pinion is below the axle centerline. The advantage to the reverse cut in the front is it is driving on the stronger side of the gear pattern. Unfortunately for the TJ, they went back to a standard cut dana 30 on the front similar to the CJs. Also unfortunate, the TJ dana 30 uses a crush sleeve on the pinion instead of shims like the CJ dana 30 uses.

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