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.
94 XJ, 4.0/AW4/8.25/242. 145k miles, bought it in march of '02. Rusty's towhook on front, Hidden Hitch out back with shackle. Rebuilt AW4 in January, '03. Kumho MT's on AR767.