I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: more jeep shopping q\'s
I know, but I also think that's just the way it works out. No problem.
I am basing my opinion on my personal experiences with the D35, maybe it's just ours, but we had the rear end in the TJ replaced at about 50K, and it's on it's way out again, a lot of metal in the oil. Who knows, maybe the housing somehow got bent, and it's ruining the current internals. When they replaced the axle, they kept the housing, all else was new.
We have it warranteed until 100K (17K more), and it'll go back when it's a little more chewed up. This time there's no rebuilding this axle, it's getting a new one. If it did this with 31's, daily driver, and some wheeling (nothing extreme, but certainly tough), I don't think it'd hold up well in a more demanding atmosphere.
The TJ is still stock, been running 31's on it since 15K or so, and it has seen it's share of wheeling.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!