I'm about to put an 8.8 in my 4 banger. I took the axle to the local 4x shop the other day to have the brackets and such welded on. The owner questioned why I was upgrading from a D35. I thought he was joking. He said that the 2.5l doesn't have enough power to snap a shaft and that he runs 36s on his and hammers the shit out of it (lincoln locked) with no problems. I already bought the 8.8 so I'm not thinking about keeping the 35. I just wondered if he's right of full of it.