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Re: Fun differential problems
dana doesnt assemble the axles, toledo does, hence the designation dana 35C, the c is for custom. dana just produces the tubes and housings. toledo does the assembly. i think they need to better educate their axle ppl a little more. the only time ive had a problem with my 87's axles was when i put my detroit in a little too tight when i shimmed it. tore the teeth off the clutches when it got hot and wedged itself in the case. the other problem is the aluminum housings. they dont have the strength to hold the tolerances that the steel housings do. if im not mistaken, but i could be, i think there is a slight difference in the assembly of the diffs between the steel and aluminum housings.
for all i know, i could be wrong altogether about the housing material. the housings could still be steel, and the tubes or atleast the outer flanges are aluminum. im not at all 100% certain now. damn production breaks. they confuse me at times.