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METALHEAD
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1/10/2006
01:06:17

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Hey folks.. whats up? Well I can tell you what isn't working and that is my front end.. just found out this weekend that the person that had the dakota grenaded the front end.. I mean spider gears everywhere.. What I would like to know is where to get all the guts or just the whole axle assembly if need be. I live in Oregon so if you know somebody that has a used one that has 3.55 gears in it please let me know.. I will be surfing these forums from now on hehe.



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1/10/2006
22:24:03

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im not too familiar with this forum, but i know if you check on dakotausa.com or dakota-durango.com there are several people there that probably have a set of gears for ya or can let ya know something



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1/11/2006
00:42:23

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I have the front gears, 26k on them before I swapped.

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1/11/2006
17:39:36

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Metalhead - might help if you said what year, not all front diffs were the same...

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1/12/2006
01:11:21

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Sorry.. good point it is a 1992.. I am going to need everything the "basket" the bearings I can buy new. but willstil need the ring and pinion



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1/14/2006
16:14:01

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Keep in mind that a 92 will have a 7.25" front diff which was only used until 96. The gears from a 97 and up will not fit. When you said it "grenaded the front end" I half expected you to answer it was a 97-99 which had an IFS variation of the Dana 35. Those are know for blowing the pinion out the back of the housing when sudden spikes in torque (ie, lots of front wheel spin and suddenly a tire grabs).

Walt
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METALHEAD
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1/16/2006
00:43:32

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Well I am pretty sure it is the 7.25.. I have got to alot of sites and they go off of the bolt #'s. I have 10 but they say 9 or 12... but if it is the 7.25 ifs then I am on the right track.. but it si good to know it was up 96. when did they start to use those? BTW thanks for the info tid buts



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1/16/2006
11:01:34

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It is a 7.25", it's the only front diff Dodge used in the 4x4 Dakota from 87-96.

97-99 is a Dana 35
00+ is a C205mm.

There was also a rear axle version of the 7.25 used in some Dakotas and there are some differences in the two. When I rebuilt mine a number of years ago, I got everything I needed from Randy's Ring & Pinion, ringpinion.com.

Walt
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1/17/2006
03:22:03

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i have a front axle from a 95 sitting in the back yard
im in WI though, shippping would prolly suck

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METALHEAD
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1/18/2006
20:16:26

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would you be willing to ship just the third member?



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1/18/2006
20:17:42

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btw thanks Walt...that takes alot of doubt out of it heheh.



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