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Unread 12-28-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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2001 Limited - Questions and help !

Looking to swap the rear dana 35 with a ford 8.8.
Is the 8.8 the same length as the dana35? Also how can I disable the ABS system?

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Unread 12-28-2003, 07:59 PM   #2
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The 8.8 is narraower than the factory XJ 8.25 or D35 rear end. I believe it's 1/4 inch shorter on each side. Use google and search for " jeep cherokee 8.8 axle swap" and some articles should show up. If not I can gather some up for you tomorrow.

As far as ABS, I'm not sure. I 've heard of people just taking the ABS relay out, but again, I'm not sure. Do a search in the cheroke section for ABS* disable and something should show up.
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Thanks, I'm going to re think the axle swap options. I wanted to re gear now, but not sure if I want to put any money into the dana35.
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Unread 12-28-2003, 08:22 PM   #4
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Yeah, just hold off doing anything with that D35. Give it some time, do your research. You could certainly put an 8.25 29 spline in there very easily.
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True, the newer (96+) 8.25 Chrysler rear end would be a good choice. No mod necessary as long as you get the rear driveshaft that goes with it.

I have read that the 8.25 rear pinion is longer than the D35C pinion. If your XJ is lifted, it probubly wouldn't matter, but stock the extra length might push the yoke in too much.

Anybody out there with a tape measure want to measure thier drive shaft? I'd like to know if the D35C shaft is longer than the 8.25 shaft.
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Thanks, How bout disabling the ABS system?
This project is going back on hold, as I'm still having problems with the handling and cluncking noises coming from the passenger side control arms or drop brakets. I have bump steer and wandering the cracks in the road.

Not sure, but my alignment may be a problem as well (still, after 2 different shops).

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