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Unread 06-30-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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quick xj rear axel swap question

will a older d35 xj axle with the ribbed drums work on a 98? both have same gear ratio. the 98 has a bad bearing and i can get the other axel for free so figured id just swap it.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Yes. And real axle swaps are very easy and straightforward.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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Older d35's (86-89?) are not c clip axles. Not that it is any stronger. just won't lose the shaft if it breaks.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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ok cool, im not sure what year its from but its got the large ribbed drums and my 98 has the smooth drums, the brake shoes are about 1.75" wide, are they the 10" shoes?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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Assuming you have the c8.25, putting the d35 in is retarded regardless if it was free. Depending what bearing went in your 8.25 it might be easier to fix it then swap it out, like a wheel bearing.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
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the older axle doesnt have abs, can i still use it and just pull the abs relay to make the light go out? everything hooks up the same right?
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Unread 07-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #10
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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I would think the year of the older d35 axle is needed for an answer. -although not from me. You might also need to check rear driveshaft compatibility too. It would be worth knowing the condition of the donor axle, including any whining it may of been making? lol
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:34 PM   #12
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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anyone know if this axle can be used?
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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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the older axle doesnt have abs, can i still use it and just pull the abs relay to make the light go out? everything hooks up the same right?


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Unread 07-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #15
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It should work besides xjs abs is pretty much useless from what I read
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