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  • Will my Dana 35 Hate me?

    Im hoping to have the $$$ saved up buy about mid june to regear (college student so only work full time may-sept). I am prob going to go with 4:10 gearing, now my question is how much trouble will i be asking for if i have a lock-right installed with my new ring and pinion? I know that the D35 is weak but will it die under the stress of only 32 inch tires?

  • #2
    First thing is that what trans and engin are you running. If you are running a 4.0 you probably wont have to regear for 32's. I have 33's with the Lockright 4.0 and auto trans and stock 3.07 gears it does good off and on road. I would save your $$ and get other stuff if the gears arent really needed.
    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      i have 4.0 with the 5 speed, I have been running my 32s for a year and just feel like getting that little lost power back, and im hoping the gear change wil help my clutch out

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      • #4
        Drs98TJ what have you noticed to be the Cons to the lockright, i know the pros have to be better traction for cheap

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        • #5
          Side note on lock right...I installed mine a month ago and love it. No cons at all yet. Took it wheeling to Wellsville and went places that i would not hve gone without it.

          [stealing thread off]

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          • #6
            My brother has been running a lock-right for about 2 years in a 97 TJ and has had no probs!

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            • #7
              The Locker is a beutiful thing. As Bacon said you go places you may not have been able to before. but it takes some getting used to driving on the road, wait till the first time you pull into a parking spot at the mall or grocery store.

              IMO I would regear, if you have the $$$ to do it. Definitly worth the investment. The 3.07's will eventually drive you crazy. Much better performance off road and less stress on the drivetrain.

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              • #8
                your not asking for to much trouble. many jeeps i rode with at paragon had them like 3-4 "of lifted or lower and no more then 33's and we played on the rocks and black 2 and 1 trails all day . if you want to play hard carry some spare shafts .

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                • #9
                  will the lock-right cause my tires to wear out faster?

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                  • #10
                    Not too much, it will make them wear a little faster. If you keep them rotated every 3k you'll be ok.

                    Oh, and going easy on the skinny pedal will help too

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                    • #11
                      lock rites are a little noisey (i like the noise myself) and like all lockers, they change the Jeeps behavior a bit. (you need to be a little gentle on the throttle in turns) but for me it was the best performance buy out there.

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                      • #12
                        I've been driving a 2.5 liter TJ sport with 33" tyres and ARB in both axles.
                        I had the standard dana30 in front and the rear dana 35c-clip. The original gearing of this car is 3.73. I changed to 4.88 and it worked great. Although I have broken my left rear axle twice.
                        I have bought my self a standard 4-liter sahara TJ, and have done a complete swap between the two cars. ut I must say, I do believe that the automatic gear box is MUCH easier og my axles than the manual gear box. That is if I don't floor the pedal and drive like a maniac.

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                        • #13
                          i looked up prices and it looks like it will cost me $430 for front and rear ring and pinion + install kit and i think like $250 for the lock right. How many hours or labor do you guys think it will be if i have this proffesionally installed??

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                          • #14
                            I think labor depends on who installs the ring and pinion. I would think a couple of hundred per axle. I would look for an off road shop to do the work. Regular repair places didn't seem too interested when I looked into having some work done a while ago. Could be my area though. As far as the Lock Right install, I wouldn't think they would charge you much if at all since you are doing a gear change. If they do, it is easy to do yourself. Takes about 2 hours.

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                            • #15
                              I would not trust a D35 as far as I can throw it!

                              If you are gonna blow $$$ for someone else to install why not just buy this:
                              http://www.ok4wd.com/product.asp?id=547

                              Bolt it right up -4.10 and LS already intalled !

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