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Weak points

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by BADSBRD, Oct 14, 2005.


    BADSBRD Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    What are the weak points on the Jeep? I am (hopefully, if I can find a plow) going to be plowing my first season this winter. I would like to know what to watch for. I've got a 94 YJ with a 4.0, and a 5-speed, stock axles, and t/c. It has a 4" lift and 33" BFGs. Should I be worried about the 35 in the back turning the 33's and pushing snow?

    Next year shouldn't be a problem..as summer plans call for a set of narrowed 60's and a Dana 300 :yow!:
  2. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    Keeping U-joints in the rear drive shaft.;)

    BADSBRD Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Its a 4" Suspension lift. Fabrication is no problem, just grab some steel and fire up the welder :)

    The Dana 35 rear end is notoriously weak. Many people have broken axles, gears, etc. running 33's on the trail. I was wondering if anyone here had a problem pushing snow with it?

    My tires are not the typical 12.5" wide tires on most lifted Jeeps. While I do have the MTs they are 33"x10" and are siped.
  5. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I would think your Dana 35 would be fine. Plowing is a little easier on axles than wheeling because you're always going to be on a snow covered or wet surface, so the tires afford some "give".

    Just plow in low range (I think that's a given with 33" tires) and go easy with it.

    Good luck.

  6. DJDarknez

    DJDarknez Member
    Messages: 92

    The D35's are stock on that, right? If they are, then I think the largest your supposed to go on those is 31" tires. That's why people keep breaking axles and associated parts.