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I found an abandoned Jeep cherokee thats been abandoned for a very long time. I stopped and loocked under it and I noticed the front has a straight axle. Both front and back have disk brakes. Its a 4 door. Painted grill with black bumpers. Stock fender flares are painted same color as the truck. Has trans and 4wd shifter on the floor. Anyone know what year Im talking about? If so, Are these or atleast the front axle worth taking?(D44?)
If you need more details, What should I look for to determine year?
 

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Well for starters, ALL Jeep Cherokees had straight axles. SO...doesn't narrow it down much. How about a picture?
 

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Ill snap a picture later today when I drive by that area again.
Ive been searching pictures and it seems to me a 95ish model. I could be wrong. Were the axles on any of the 90's models a D44 front?
 

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Ill snap a picture later today when I drive by that area again.
Ive been searching pictures and it seems to me a 95ish model. I could be wrong. Were the axles on any of the 90's models a D44 front?
No. FSJ (Full Size Jeep) Cherokee's had a d44 front, but nothing from 1986 (I think that was the first year of the XJ) till 2001 had a d44 front
 

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So these are D35's? If so, What are the stress ratings for these things? I would run them under my 89 Bronco II with 33's at the most.
If they arent D35's Ill have a picture later so yall can name it.
 

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So these are D35's? If so, What are the stress ratings for these things? I would run them under my 89 Bronco II with 33's at the most.
If they arent D35's Ill have a picture later so yall can name it.
D35 could be the rear axle, but the front is most likely a D30. D35 is a waste of money, but neither axle is a very good choice to swap into anything. A cheap set of D44's can be had for almost nothing these days.
 

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I Both front and back have disk brakes.
that could be a good sign. no cherokee came stock with rear disks. the axles could be upgraded or swapped in. deff worth another look and some pics.
 

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:shaking: A little time spent searching would answer all of your questions.

Try looking at the VIN number to learn the year and more.

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Ok, I didnt get a chance to stop and take a picture or write down the VIN yet. But if you had free reign to it, Would you consider it for anything? Would the straight 6 be a good swap into my Bronco II? Can the automatic trans take abuse? T-case? Anything?
 

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Ok, I didnt get a chance to stop and take a picture or write down the VIN yet. But if you had free reign to it, Would you consider it for anything? Would the straight 6 be a good swap into my Bronco II? Can the automatic trans take abuse? T-case? Anything?
What you're talking about sounds like a Limited (or Classic?) with the stock painted flares/grille, so I'm going to go ahead and guess 1991-1996. Yes, the 4.0 L will kick the shit out of the 2.8 L, my buddy actually just did this conversion and he hasn't looked back.
 

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Ok, I didnt get a chance to stop and take a picture or write down the VIN yet. But if you had free reign to it, Would you consider it for anything? Would the straight 6 be a good swap into my Bronco II? Can the automatic trans take abuse? T-case? Anything?
Depending on the year and the condition, if you could get it for free or extremely cheap you should, then part it out. The front is a D30, the rear could be a D35, a Chrysler 8.25 or a D44. You mention that it has discs front and rear, this was not a factory option. Either someone converted it over, or they swapped rear axles. As for swapping the drivetrain into your BII, I wouldn't bother. I have seen '94 explorers with a solid drivetrain and a rotted out body go for $300 or less, would be a better/easier swap.


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