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Re: detroit locker
I agree with the points that you may not want to put too much $$ into a Dana35. Do a little research, and you will likely find that most people will recommend that you upgrade to a Dana44, or the 8.8 out of a Ford Explorer. Yeah, there are upgrade kits for the D35 that replace the axles and such, but the weak point of the axle is considered to be the housing, which is not improved by these kits.
I run 33s on a Dana35 with a 258 6 cyl., but I've left it open diff (no locker), and call for the winch cable rather than pressing the stupid pedal too much. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] My D35 still makes some weird noises going around corners, so I know it's on its way out.
All I'm saying is try to do some research before you plunk down your hard-earned clams. You will be thankful in the end.
I pick up my 8.8 Explorer axle on Saturday morning. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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