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I have an 88YJ, stock Dana 30, 35,,, This summer when I had work done on the 35 I had a Lockrite put in the rear,, I still have 3.07 gears, From what I understand if I want to change gear ratios, the lowest I can go is 3.73 without changing carriers, ( which I suppose would be the cheapest way to go ?? ) Is this correct, and would I still be able to keep my lockrite ??
3.73's would be sufficient for my style of offroading since it's still my daily driver..
Springs plan is to put a 4x4 posilock , and lockrite in the 30 ..
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Boy no one knows the split on a 35 carrier? Me neither. I'd try JU for a more speedy response. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I do not believe there is a carrier break for the Lockright in the D35. At least not according to my catalogs!
 

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3.73 is a larger carrier. You would only be able to go to 3.55. Carriers are cheap at wrecking yards. Why not gear it right and get better gas milage?
 

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Even if you find used gears and a carrier, by the time you pay to get them installed, you've sunk another 300-400 bucks into a crappy axle.

Why not spend 500 - 600 and get a much better axle, AND disc brakes.

Sell our D35 and buy a Ford 8.8 from a V8 explorer 95 and up. get on www.therangerstation.com and search for the vin codes to ID the ratio. they came with 3.55, 3.73 and 4.10 stock.

[ 10-04-2001: Message edited by: Dan-H ]
 

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pull the carriers out of a 4 banger wrongler and it should have 4.10 gears. i had a buddy all set to do that but decided any money spent to upgrade the 30/35 is a waste of money.

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Originally posted by 88YJSud:
<STRONG>3.73's would be sufficient for my style of offroading since it's still my daily driver..
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What the hell, do you run 165/85r 13's on the fawker <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
If you are going to go to the trouble of a gear swap go at least 4.56's or 4.88's. Or another option would be is to get a 4.10 axle, plenty of guys are using those as boat anchors, and would be more than happy to get rid of 'em...
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