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rover02
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Rear axle swap Reply with quote

My D35 has pretty much crapped out, and I'm in need of either another axle or a rebuild. I don't want to/probably can't do the rebuild myself and really don't want to pay 600-800 dollars or more for a rebuild so it looks like a new axle is in store for moi. I know most folks go to the Ford 8.8 or D60 on an axle swap but my budget and expertise level more than likely wouldn't allow that. I don't do much off roading if any at all, just DD, so I'm looking at replacing the D35 with.....another D35.
It's been quite a few years since I've worked on axles, and only to help a buddy on a CJ-5, that's about all I remember about that! Anyways, replacing a D35 with a D35 is a pretty straighforward process, right? Unhook drivetrain, unhook e-brake, remove shocks, undo swaybar from axle, undo trackbar, control arms, yadda yadda yadda. On installing the new one.....the above in reverse and the axle should be self aligning with the control arms, swaybar and trackbar, right? Is there anything else I need to know before diving in head first on this, besides the obvious of needing the same gearing? I do have ABS, is there anything extra I need to do on that?
Oh ya, I've got a 95YJ with a 4.0, D30/D35.

Thanks for any help guys...
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ehirner
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unbolt old one.
Bolt in new one.

And you don't have control arms if you have a YJ. You've got leaf springs.
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330T
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how bad can it be if its a 95?

Bearings? replace them thats easy. dont think you can wear out the shaft them self they are either solid or broke they dont really wear.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

330T wrote:
how bad can it be if its a 95?

Bearings? replace them thats easy. dont think you can wear out the shaft them self they are either solid or broke they dont really wear.

Sure they do.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why put another 35 in? Go to a junk yard and get a Chrysler 8.25 out of another XJ. It will bolt directly in. Just get new U bolts since it is a larger axle. This will be much stronger than the 35.

EDIT: Just noticed you have ABS. I do not believe the 8.25 came with ABS.
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tonloco
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay sorry for the hi-jack
c130herc is the chrysler 8.25 same width as the d35 and what year madel had that?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=953
Here are the years and ABS info and I've seen 60.75" and 61.25" for the width of the 8.25 and 60.75" for the XJ D35C.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks code3tj
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