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Re: What breaks first ?? d35
I completely agree with Pontiac, but with one side note.
I realize the question specificaly stated axle ratios of 4.56 - 4.10, but just for the sake of presenting more information, the breakage I have seen most, when large tires are used with the 3.07 gears that came with the 4.0 HO, are busted pinion yokes.
When I ran my d35 with 33x10.50 SX(for nearly 3 years), with a detroit locker and 4.56 gears I had only one axle shaft breakage. When I went to 35" SSRs, I started going through axle shafts like Rosie Odonnel through a box of chocolates. I never busted a R&P, but that may have a lot to do with running the Detroit. I have however seen dozens of chewed up D35 R&Ps at the Hammers. The Hammers are a great place to test just how tough different assemblies really are, since there are no by passes or turn arounds. The trails there will uaually find, that one spot where you have to push the limits to get through.