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    92 yj

    hey can anyone help me? i want to put 35s on my stock 92 yj 2.5L.
    do i need to upgrade my axles? if so which should i get? and how high of a lift kit and or body lift do i need to get to clear 35s no problem.

    thanks
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    How hard do you wheel it? 1" body lift with 4" suspension should do nicely. The D35 in the back is not going to like the 35s though.

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    If you wheel it in the mud and the diffs are open, the axles could last a while. If you drive 'em on the rocks, up hills, or lock the axles, their days are numbered.

    A Ford 8.8" rear, Dana 44, or Ford 9" would be a good swap; although I'd lean towards the 9" or even a Dana 60 rear axle. The Dana 30 should be okay with an open diff, but a Dana 44 would last longer.

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    Minimum to physically FIT 35's, would be as Hockeydad said; 4" lift kit with a 1 or 2" body lift. Factory axles (Dana 30 front, Dana 35 rear, are referred to as D30 or D35) are not strong units. The D30 seems to do okay with bigger tires, but the rear is a known weak spot. If you're just doing some light wheelin' with a 2.5, you'll probably be fine. But if you up the motor, start trying harder trails, or are generally an aggressive driver, start putting money aside for a Ford 8.8 rear conversion. It's very common, and the axles are more than strong enough for most of us. Plus if you get it from the right year, you'll get disc brakes in the back for extra stopping power.
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    first of all thank you for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated!
    so if i put a 3" body lift and a 4" lift kit would that work ok? or does is have to be a 1" or 2" body lift?
    also would a 2.5L be able to handle 35's on the dana 44 front and rear? or would a engine swap be neccesary?
    and where can i look for a dana 44 front and rear?
    thank you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borisj View Post
    first of all thank you for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated!
    so if i put a 3" body lift and a 4" lift kit would that work ok? or does is have to be a 1" or 2" body lift?
    also would a 2.5L be able to handle 35's on the dana 44 front and rear? or would a engine swap be neccesary?
    and where can i look for a dana 44 front and rear?
    thank you guys!
    Well, I have a 93, with a 2.5 running 35's with the stock axles. I have a 4 in suspension lift and a 2" BL. See the pics in my albums. With the 2.5, you won't break any axles, just ask some of the guys about what I do to my poor jeep. Now as a DD, which mine isn't it does not like 5th gear and going up hill in 4th will never happen. You will be amazed at how that strong that little 2.5 is. Just think of it as a SEMI-HEMI!
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    hahha semi hemi lol!
    well im glad to hear that because i got worried thinking i have to do an engine swap!
    i jus bought a 3" BL so the lift kit will be next, im thinking of geting the coil over conversion kit...so with 35's the jeep wil never see fifth gear? wow

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    Borisj - You could use 5th gear, if you re-gear the axles. With the stock gears, no, the 2.5 won't have enough power; but if you're considering a coil-over conversion, I think a re-gear isn't out of the question.


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    why is it out of the question?

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    What, the re-gear? It's not out of the question. I was saying that if you have the tools & talent to do a coil-over conversion, then installing new gears is something you could also do.

    Sorry for any confusion.


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