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Warn full-floater kit - YJ

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Has anyone here had the opportunity to really put the Warn full floater kit to the test in a Dana 35? I want to put in an ARB pretty soon (if not xmas, then tax return time!), and want to upgrade axles as well. Should I just go with a high strength axle, or shoot for the full floater. I do frequent moderate 4 wheeling, no major rockcrawling or anything. Most of the real abuse is running dunes at Pismo Beach. The Jeep is a daily driver, and being able to tow it is not a concern - in other words, I could care less if I have locking hubs on the rear end.

Thanks for any input.

Contagious Racing
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For the money you are going to spend on the full floater,you could buy more stuff and the aftermarket axles.I have the full floater kit on a dana 44 and have put mine trough some narly stuff,no problems as of yet.If you dont do any hard core offroading or flat tow the thing,it"s not worth the x-tra cost. just my .02 cents.

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't put that kind of money into a 35. You would be better off saving your money and putting it towards a
44 conversion.

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
Don't waste money on the 35. Yes you can strengthen the shafts so they don't break. Yes you can
truss the weak axle housing so it doesn't bend. No, you can't strengthen the ring and pinion gears themselves.
Spend the money once and be happy. Nickmil.

I'd opt for a new axle, because even though a full floater kit would keep the wheels from coming off inthe event of a broken shaft, the Dana 35 is just not as beefy as say a Ford 9 inch. the ring gear is smaller in the 35 and those smaller parts can only take so much stress

If you stay with a tire smaller than 33" and only do moderate wheeling the 35 might survive with the floater kit. Tires any larger or more HP than stock and all the improvements you do will not mean a thing. A 35 is still a 35. Even the 30 up front is a better diff. Weigh what you do and how much you want to spend.

I just put one piece axles in my model 20 rear. To tell you the truth I did not like
how you had to stack seal,brake backing plate, and bearings and have to line it up
and bolt it together.Did not like the lookes of how it all sealed up and how hard it
was to try to get some RTV in between the layers.
Maybe I'm just a whiner?
I wish I had looked into the full floater to see if it is any easyer to service the bearings.
Couple weeks ago I did a few creek crossings axle deep now I'm worried about takeing on
some water and now would have to undo brake lines and pull all the stuff off just to check
the bearings on the end of the axle.
Just some of my fuzzy thoughts.

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