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Old 10-26-2015, 04:38 PM
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I Have a low pinion 8.25 out of a 99 Cherokee that I would like to use to replace my Dana 35 in my Comanche. Would there be any issue with me flipping the axle over and weld on new brackets to make it a high pinion?

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Old 10-26-2015, 05:21 PM
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Lol no... just no. Youll put that ***** in drive and take off backwards
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Low pinion is stronger in the rear. You can't flip the axle yo u would go backwards. If you can weld just relocate the brackets for the mj.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:47 PM
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Yep that's what I figured. Had a brain fart lol. Why is low pinion stronger in the back?
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:17 PM
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Yep that's what I figured. Had a brain fart lol. Why is low pinion stronger in the back?
The ways the gears are turning as you apply power the gears are pulled together while going forward and apart in reverse. With a high pinion rear it is the opposite. The front axle is the polar opposite which is why we all want high pinion.
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Asprin......

I really need asprin.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:43 PM
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Asprin......

I really need asprin.
What did I screw up frank. That was the way it was explained to me.
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Not you....
Perhaps it's time to drag out old reliable.......

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Old 10-26-2015, 10:14 PM
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Not you....
Perhaps it's time to drag out old reliable.......

Glad it wasn't me.I love those old Chevy technical videos. Between those and the old army ones you can figure out how almost anything works at the most basic level.
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All rear axles but for a very small few are low pinion,On the rear unless you want a pro rock crawler or a monster lift 12 inches plus low pinion is fine.On a 4x4 the front axle a high pinion is a little stronger then a low pinion thats where it really matters.And on most 4x4s the rear axle is stronger then the front because the rear does more work most of the time.And your more likely to break something in the front axle then the rear because the front has more parts and more things to break.
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