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Old May 8th, 2008, 22:18
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Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

Till it breaks.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 22:22
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

Karl,
Is that yours? You have been running a D30?

What ratio? They look like 4.56's?

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Old May 8th, 2008, 22:32
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

4.56's Trussed 30 stock shafts with welded 760's in it.

It went boom today.

Shit happens, I'll have it fixed tomorrow. I wanted to go wheeling tomorrow, but instead, I'll be installing a new Ring and Pinion.

Isn't vacation FUN>?????!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:29
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

how long did that set up last? i am running 35's with a dana 30 and tj axles/welded 760's on my XJ. it seems to be fairly stout, but i do wheel carefully knowing that i have a D30.

i know yours has been through some abuse, how long have you gone with out breaking anything in the front end?

i would just like a ROUGH estamate on when mine is going to go

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Old May 9th, 2008, 03:31
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

You can blame Ba-Riedo. Just this afternoon he was refuting my logic that 33's were plenty and he cited that your D30 NEVER breaks on 35's.

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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:37
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

From what little I've seen of Karl's wheeling style, he flogged that D30 pretty damn hard. If it lasted a few years under that sort of abuse, it's really a testament to the axle's durability.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 09:01
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

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From what little I've seen of Karl's wheeling style, he flogged that D30 pretty damn hard. If it lasted a few years under that sort of abuse, it's really a testament to the axle's durability.
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I've seen d30's undergo some serious 35 tire abuse for quite a long time.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 09:28
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

Karl wheels more often and harder on his stuff continuously than anyone I know or have wheeled with.

Having said that, breaking axles is usually (not always) done at a time when you are doing something you know you shouldn't be doing (pushing the weakness of the axle). So, it may not make too much differance how often or how hard you wheel it. It only takes a few seconds to break it doing the wrong thing

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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:05
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

Man that sucks, if you know how to set up gears it is not that big of a deal though. I have been thinking real hard about moving up to 35's from 33's, I can't decided. That extra 1/2 under my axles sounds so appealing to me in the snow and rocks! Pus those 35's would fill up my cut out fenders very nicely.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:53
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how long did that set up last? i am running 35's with a dana 30 and tj axles/welded 760's on my XJ. it seems to be fairly stout, but i do wheel carefully knowing that i have a D30.

i know yours has been through some abuse, how long have you gone with out breaking anything in the front end?

i would just like a ROUGH estamate on when mine is going to go

A dunno. 2 years or so.

So far in that front end, I broke a detroit (a long time ago) I broke one of the samaller u-joints in the drivers side shaft (but that wasn't wheeling, that was in a parking lot). And now this.

I wheel the piss out of that jeep. In 2007, I pretty much wheeled EVERY weekend and I WHEELED HARD.
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Man that sucks, if you know how to set up gears it is not that big of a deal though. I have been thinking real hard about moving up to 35's from 33's, I can't decided. That extra 1/2 under my axles sounds so appealing to me in the snow and rocks! Pus those 35's would fill up my cut out fenders very nicely.
I am a retard, a 35 is 2 inchs bigger. That extra inch sounds even more appealing!
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

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You can blame Ba-Riedo. Just this afternoon he was refuting my logic that 33's were plenty and he cited that your D30 NEVER breaks on 35's.

-----Matt-----
I didn't say never... I just said rarely, and with that being said stock shafts with welded in U-joints are not all that bad.

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I hate you guys. I just came home to get a guys address to pick up some 35" Baja Claw Bias plys in 20 minutes and you had to go and post this. I was already worried about how well the D30 was going to do. At least my faith has been restored a little here towards the later end of the thread...
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Glad to hear you did it, No pun intended..
Now I "think" I know how long I can expect mine to last now that I have 35's on a LPD30... Were you running a selectable front at all and if not how long with the detroit. I know the LpD30 is weaker and really my alloy shafts are not any help to the R&P size.. Oh well. I'm taking that chance. Yes, it's in my future now I can see the carnage..lol.
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Re: Sure a dana 30 can handle 35 inch tires.

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Glad to hear you did it, No pun intended..
Now I "think" I know how long I can expect mine to last now that I have 35's on a LPD30... Were you running a selectable front at all and if not how long with the detroit. I know the LpD30 is weaker and really my alloy shafts are not any help to the R&P size.. Oh well. I'm taking that chance. Yes, it's in my future now I can see the carnage..lol.
IIRC Karl has an XJ HP Dana 30 in his TJ.
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