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Old 04-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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d35 or chrysler 8.25?!?!?!

ok workin on my brand new to me project xj....i have two 87 stock and lifted 88...so i have 4.11 in the d35 in the lifted one but 3.55 in the front d30...was just going to steal the gears out of my parts jeep but its a 8.25.


so which axle is stronger? should i just swap the two?

also will my lift stuff work with the 8.25 axle?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say the 8.25 is a smig stronger, yes the lift will swap just fine
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is no smidge about it, the 8.25 is the stronger of the two by far. Your lift stuff should work, except for the u-bolts for the D35, the 8.25 has larger axle tubes.
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ok guys think i just hit the jockpot....got back under my parts jeep and the diff cover doesnt look like a 8.25....i have a d44!

so iam diff goin to swap it over, but will my lift stuff still work with the d44 axle?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok the metal tag off the rear diff says

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3.54 46-13
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if it's a D44 it's got 3.55 gears in it.
match it up to your D30 and rock on.
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