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Unread 02-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Front/Rear Axles for a 2000

I currently have a LP D30(which is bad for a lift) and a D35. I want to replace the front with a HP D30 and the rear with a D44 or a Chry 8.25. My question is what years could I pull the axles from and are they going to be direct bolt on. If modification is needed, what needs to be done to work. Thanks.

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Unread 02-13-2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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well any XJ pretty much for the HP 30 cept the early years, id look for a 97-99 anyway. then a 8.25 out of the same or a XJ dana44. all should be bolt ins
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I'd seriously consider finding an older trail heep, thrash that and keep your '00 clean for another 3-4 years....
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I'd seriously consider finding an older trail heep, thrash that and keep your '00 clean for another 3-4 years....

Well now where is the fun in that
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I currently have a LP D30(which is bad for a lift) and a D35. I want to replace the front with a HP D30 and the rear with a D44 or a Chry 8.25. My question is what years could I pull the axles from and are they going to be direct bolt on. If modification is needed, what needs to be done to work. Thanks.

Are you going to lift it anymore? I'm at a breaking point right now and 5.5" with my LP D30. Although not ideal, I would think you would be fine also as long as you don't go past that or put 35's on. Like LivinUp said any front axle 97-99 would bolt on and be gauranteed to have the stronger u-joints and HP. As far as rear if you go 8.25 make sure it's 97 (29 spline) or newer and not the 27 spline but either would bolt right up as well as a D44. Don't forget about matching gears.
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Cool, thanks guys!
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For the HP 30, look for anything '92 or newer. And of course the newer the better. All of these years are non-disco housings and you don't need to worry about having small or large u-joints because you can swap your axle shafts and hubs from your 2000 onto the older axle.

As mentioned the 97+ 8.25 is good, as is any XJ 44. The only thing you may need to look out for is driveshaft length because the pinions are longer than the pinion on your Dana35.
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As mentioned the 97+ 8.25 is good, as is any XJ 44. The only thing you may need to look out for is driveshaft length because the pinions are longer than the pinion on your Dana35.
Well, I wanted the longer pinion because when I put my SYE and front drive shaft in it will be perfect. Eric, is it difficult to swap out the shafts in the axle? I have never done something like that before, just simple stuff like a lift. Thanks for the info.
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Eric will it be a problem keeping the D35 with tires no bigger than 32" and light off-roading? I do want lockers and 4.10 gears though. Or would it be best to upgrade anyway?
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Well, I wanted the longer pinion because when I put my SYE and front drive shaft in it will be perfect. Eric, is it difficult to swap out the shafts in the axle? I have never done something like that before, just simple stuff like a lift. Thanks for the info.
Keep the hub attached to the shafts and you can pull everything out together after removing the 3 hub bolts. Sometimes getting the hub to break free from the knuckle can be a challenge. We can give you the tips and tricks to doing that if/when you decide to do it. Reading this article will familiarize you with the process.

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Eric will it be a problem keeping the D35 with tires no bigger than 32" and light off-roading? I do want lockers and 4.10 gears though. Or would it be best to upgrade anyway?
You can probably get away with 32's if you don't abuse it but I would prefer to swap in another axle instead, if for nothing else than added peace of mind. I definitely would not want to spend a lot of money on a Dana 35...
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Thanks Eric, I appreciate it.
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