G wagen rear axle on my Wrangler tj

ex m38a1er

Adventurer
Hi fellow wheelers...
Just thinking out loud
My rear dana35 in notoriusly weak.Cannot be locked and loaded 33".
I can have a rear axle out of a GD240 coming out of service for the Greek army(real cheap).
Durability and locker in the same time.
Two problems:
#1.Lug pattern.Are there any aftermarket spacers that convert GD"s pattern into 5x4.5?
#2.The GD"s ratio is 5.13.Any aftermarket r/p set to match my 4.56 front?
Thank you for reading this?
(Brakets are not a problem...
 

michaelgroves

Explorer
Hi fellow wheelers...
Just thinking out loud
My rear dana35 in notoriusly weak.Cannot be locked and loaded 33".
I can have a rear axle out of a GD240 coming out of service for the Greek army(real cheap).
Durability and locker in the same time.
Two problems:
#1.Lug pattern.Are there any aftermarket spacers that convert GD"s pattern into 5x4.5?
#2.The GD"s ratio is 5.13.Any aftermarket r/p set to match my 4.56 front?
Thank you for reading this?
(Brakets are not a problem...
It shouldn't be too hard to make up a pair of adapters, I'd have thought. They'll need to be at least as thick as the wheel-bolts though, so that's quite wide. How does the track of the G axle compare with that of the Jeep?

You could run 29.3 inch tyres up front and 33's in the rear... :)
 

cumminscruiser

Adventurer
G wagon axle

One problem I could think of is that the G-wagon axle would be driving in metric units and the jeep in english units. That the reason the Mars Explorer missed it's target on the planet and crashed. Just be careful.
 

I Leak Oil

Expedition Leader
What about drive shaft mods? Sounds like by the time you get this all done you might be better off to find a Dana 44 from another jeep and put it back there. But that depends on parts availability where you are.
 

ex m38a1er

Adventurer
What about drive shaft mods? Sounds like by the time you get this all done you might be better off to find a Dana 44 from another jeep and put it back there. But that depends on parts availability where you are.
For one end of the drive shaft(t/c) i'll keep the stock and fot the other(axle)
I'll keep the GD.Then to a special shop to balance it(150euros).
The adaptors have been done here before.It's the r/p 4.56 I am wondering...
to match the front...
A dana 44(import) here would cost me 3500euros+1000 for an ARB locker.
And it wouldn't be probably that strong.
I can get the GD for 500+150(adaptors)+300(bracketry)...
 

getlost4x4

Expedition Leader
why not just use the front axle as well. seems easier to me, and more common in your part of the world.
 

ex m38a1er

Adventurer
Soundws logicall,but i just got out of a "Death wooble"problem and
i just don't want to deal with a front axle again.Too tricky...
Plus i think that 5.13 with 33" for a daily driver wouldn;t be fuctionall
Please feel free to correct me if i'amwrong
 

getlost4x4

Expedition Leader
its up to you. i like to keep my parts similar. isn't the g-wagon front axle pretty strong compared with the stock jeep crap.

get some 35 inch tall tires. that'll compensate.
 

michaelgroves

Explorer
Soundws logicall,but i just got out of a "Death wooble"problem and
i just don't want to deal with a front axle again.Too tricky...
Plus i think that 5.13 with 33" for a daily driver wouldn;t be fuctionall
Please feel free to correct me if i'amwrong
What size tyres do you have on at the moment with the 4.56 ratio diffs? 33s matched with 5.13 diffs equates to a 29.3" tyre with 4.56 diffs (hence my flip comment about using different size tyres front and rear!)
 

ex m38a1er

Adventurer
Yeah... my t/c would explode the very moment i would depress the clutch.:Wow1:
I run 31x15x10.5 now.Pretty happy with it...
 

michaelgroves

Explorer
Yeah... my t/c would explode the very moment i would depress the clutch.:Wow1:
No, if you ran 29.3's at the front, with the 4.56 diff, and 33's at the rear with the 5.13 diff, then there'd be no problem. Just means you'd have to carry two spare wheels!


I run 31x15x10.5 now.Pretty happy with it...
If you're running 31" tyres with your existing axles, then you'd need a 12.5% bigger tyre to get the same overall ratio if you changed your diffs to 5.13. This would be a tyre slightly less than 35".
 
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