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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2000, 08:01 PM
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Ok,OK... I am still in search for my jeep. My toyota is quickly dieing and time is running short... I have a couple of questions first off how much better is the 97+ jeeps then the 93-96 wranglers??? I wanted to get the dana 44 option on a jeep, but I have not seen one jeep with it yet.. How long will the stock dana 35 last 33's and light wheeling. The jeep will mostly be daily driven and about 10% at the most wheeling mobile. I do no rock crawling mostly pounding our own trails through the woods, back road bashing, ect... nothing that you guys would consider even remotely hard core.. Another question if I lift my jeep get rims for it, how hard would it be to swing in a stronger axle such as a dana 44, with out having lug pattern problems, ect.. Also in my area I can pick up a 97 4.0 sport with about 50k for 12-14k, as where I see 93-96 wranglers with the same options going for 8-10. Which would you guys pick for the best overall machine... sorry for all the questions

also any jeep clubs in st.louis???

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Heck of a lot easier and cheaper to lift a YJ than a TJ. Might be a consideration.

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I agree, also easier to modify, a lot cheaper as well. I'd look for a 1995 Wrangler if you can find one. There was no 1996 model year for the Wrangler, so don't look for one. If you're going to modify it anyway, get the YJ. The TJ is awesome, they changed about 80% of it between the YJ and TJ. The TJ's D35C sucks, it will not last with 33's and any kind of wheeling at all, don't even consider it. It's also harder to change out due to the coil suspension.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2000, 01:49 AM
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You know, JEEPN, it always seems like we're butting heads. I just dont want you to get the wrong idea and think that i'm and A$$hole or anything. I'm just friendly contradicting your point! (smile)

Project TJ has been wearing the 35C clip axle under moderate wheeling and 20,000 miles or driving hard (emergency response vehicle) and has never had any problems whatsoever. Its a 98 Sahara, dual top, with every option and about 400 pounds of gear in it at all times. Warn XD9000iu on the front and all. 3.5 inches of TeraFlex lift, and 33" BFG M/Ts, and never a problem, not even a vibration. I wouldt take Project TJ to tellico or run the Rubicon with the 35C, but its fine for light and medium duty offroading so long as you aren a maniac with the go pedal, and dont have a V-8 under the hood. Need money...you know what a set of Dynatrac Dana 60s with Disk brakes and detroit lockers cost? Thats what'll be replacing the stock axles to bring the Rubicon and Tellico tougher trails within reach!

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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.

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