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Old 11-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Grands and XJ's come with a variety of axles. This is gonna make it easier for you to figure out which one is under your rig.





The most common rear end:

Chrysler 8.25": It has a flat bottom



The other optional rear axle: Dana 35 or Turdy-5



The rare Dana 44:



And a bunch of other jeep and misc vehicle axles:





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very nice...that takes alot of confusion out of axles...thanks!
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one more for the Grand crowd...you could have the Dana 44a rear axle. it has an aluminum center section, with 30 spline axle shafts. i believe only aussies are available as lockers.
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one more for the Grand crowd...you could have the Dana 44a rear axle. it has an aluminum center section, with 30 spline axle shafts. i believe only aussies are available as lockers.
Are the covers any different from the regular 44's?
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Are the covers any different from the regular 44's?
Yep, the dana 44a is about an inch bigger.
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Yep, the dana 44a is about an inch bigger.


Is that it? (minus the truss)
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yea that looks like it
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I've got a 35 that is making noise. Thinking of finding a JY Chrysler 8.25 and rebuilding it or would sticking with the 35 and rebuilding it. Would I have to change the front axle gearing as well? I use it for hunting trails and lite wheeling. thanks for your opinion.
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Ditch the D35, get an 8.25 or 8.8.
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I've got a 35 that is making noise. Thinking of finding a JY Chrysler 8.25 and rebuilding it or would sticking with the 35 and rebuilding it. Would I have to change the front axle gearing as well? I use it for hunting trails and lite wheeling. thanks for your opinion.
My 35 was making noise when I bought it. I've put 36,000 miles on it since then
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I've got a 35 that is making noise. Thinking of finding a JY Chrysler 8.25 and rebuilding it or would sticking with the 35 and rebuilding it. Would I have to change the front axle gearing as well? I use it for hunting trails and lite wheeling. thanks for your opinion.
Front gearing has to match the rear gearing so if you swap the rear axle out for another axle then you gotta make sure the front and rear gears match.


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