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Old January 14th, 2004, 16:01
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Question Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

How much trouble is this? Swapping out a Dana 35 with ABS?? Is there an issue with the other axle and ABS compatibility?? Can I just pull a fuse to disable the ABS, and swap away?? The reason- I've found a 99 with EVERYTHING I want, and reasonable mileage, but WITH ABS and the Dana 35. So How much more work is it, than a simple axle swap???
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Old January 14th, 2004, 16:42
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

jsut cut the abs lines!!!! it works!!!

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Old January 14th, 2004, 16:44
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

Hey...

What's the main reason you don't want the ABS?
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Old January 14th, 2004, 17:31
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

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What's the main reason you don't want the ABS?
the axle he wants to swap in might not support abs
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Old January 14th, 2004, 19:15
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

There is 2 active threads on junking ABS on a D35. What happens when you just cut the lines? Does anyone have confirmed success with getting rid of the ABS and junking the D35 for something stonger. 3 kids and grumpy wife don't allow for brake failure while wheeling.

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Old January 14th, 2004, 19:21
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

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the axle he wants to swap in might not support abs
That is exactly the point. I'd like a stonger axle than the d35. But I don't think the new axle will have any ABS bracket/sensors with it, nor would I like to be adapting these. I have no problems with ABS. But I can't have ABS and get an 8.25 at the same time. And I think that's probably enough axle for what I'll be doing. I'm not so sure about the d35. I have my doubts about it with serious wheeling stresses and 33's. So, if I get an XJ with a d35 for the right price, can I "easily" swap axles? or will it screw with the braking of the truck? I'm guessing the swap would either be to a 8.25, or a D44, which ever was available for the right price.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 19:35
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That is exactly the point. I'd like a stonger axle than the d35. But I don't think the new axle will have any ABS bracket/sensors with it, nor would I like to be adapting these. I have no problems with ABS. But I can't have ABS and get an 8.25 at the same time. And I think that's probably enough axle for what I'll be doing. I'm not so sure about the d35. I have my doubts about it with serious wheeling stresses and 33's. So, if I get an XJ with a d35 for the right price, can I "easily" swap axles? or will it screw with the braking of the truck? I'm guessing the swap would either be to a 8.25, or a D44, which ever was available for the right price.
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Andy
Hi Andy,

I'm with you on running 33's with the D35. I know several people who have broken multiple axle shafts running this combination with a Detroit. Do you have an XJ now? You mentioned buying and XJ with a D35 if the price was right.

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Old January 14th, 2004, 19:40
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

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Do you have an XJ now? You mentioned buying and XJ with a D35 if the price was right.
Hey Choad,
I don't have one, But I am in hot pursuit. I've got 2 months before I turn in a lease, and I'd like it before then. I found a truck with EVERYTHING I want, but the D35/ABS. It's killing me. But I'd prefer not to mess with axle swaps if I don't need to. It's just been challenging finding prospects that are within a reasonable drive from me to purchase. How's Ukiah? I graduated from SFSU in '91, and had a friend from that little town!
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Old January 14th, 2004, 19:52
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

Ukiah is great. Not too many XJ fanatics though. Where are you from?

I've been wheeling my XJ for about a year with 3" of lift, 31" rubber and open diff's. I think I could run 33's without problems if I kept my foot off the skinny pedal. My problem is I want a locker with 33's and I know this is a deadly combination. I want to swap in a Ford 8.8 from an Exploder. They are really cheap and easy to swap if you don't have ABS.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 20:42
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

[QUOTE=choad]Ukiah is great. Not too many XJ fanatics though. Where are you from?
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My family is in SoCal. I'm now located in Alabama. Not much to pick from around here for wheeling. This past year I sold my Samurai of 14 years ....and I'm itching to hit the trail. Now've we've had our first child, so we need 4 doors, hence the XJ.
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Old January 14th, 2004, 20:50
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

I unplugged all the electrical connections to my ABS on my '92 XJ 4.0 with an auto trans. Haven't noticed any different brake performance. I let the hydraulic plumbing alone. It is still in factory configuration. Just unplugged the electrical.

I've thought about the Exploder swap. Has anyone posted swapping instructionis on the www anywhere?
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Old January 14th, 2004, 21:42
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

Search past threads. I saw one that had a link to a good article with lot's of pictures. M.O.R.E (Mountain Off Road Engineering) has install kits and could provide info on the swap.

Which electrical connections did you disconnect. Were they just the plugs on the ABS pump?

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Old January 15th, 2004, 07:28
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

I unplugged all wiring to the ABS unit. As I recall, there were two different cable bundles, both of which had a connector that I unplugged. My 'check ABS' light on the dash board is now continuously on but I haven't had any other ABS problems.

Maybe the safest thing is also to re-plumb the hydraulic lines so as to exclude the ABS entirely. This is relatively easy on my '92 since the ABS unit appears to be a self-contained motor assembly mounted on the driver's side shock tower, just in front of the brake vaccum boster. Two lines run from master cylinder to the unit and three exit the unit, one to each front wheel and one to the rear pair. Everything's right there so some manifold arrangement could be made to exclude the ABS.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 22:35
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

Here's a rundown of the info I've collected so far for some models of '92 XJ's thru "95 XJ's:
1: pull the ABS connectors off of the ABS assembly next to the MC.
2: unplug the ABS computer.
3: pull the ABS fuse to disable the ABS system.
4: pull the ABS relay to disable the ABS Light.
5: "just cut the ABS wires"(NOT GONNA TRY THIS ONE! Disconnecting is always better than cutting when unsure of something.)
6: combinations of #1 and #2 have been done together.
7: combinations of #3 and 4 have been done together.

I'll try all of these suggestions individually(except #5), then take a test drive between each test. Once I'm done I'll post the results.

My Cherokee has a total of 3 ABS fuses and 3 ABS relay. That's a lot of combinations! Am I sure I want to do this???

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Old January 16th, 2004, 00:34
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Re: Swapping out a D35 with ABS??

i cut the lines 2 years ago haven't had a problem with them one bit no abs light nothing!!!!!!!!! but pulling the fuse works too!!!

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