I know I know. Another one of these threads. I've tried getting a build sheet from Jeep but they haven't gotten back to me in about 2 weeks. This is in a 2000 XJ. I've looked at pics and can't decipher it between the 35 or 8.25 (bad eye sight much?). If any of the experts could let me know what they think it is, I would appreciate it. Thanks a lot
Looks like an 8.25 to me.
Ya know, GOOGLE can be a great help with this kind of thing.
Simply searching for dana 35 images shows many comparison pics, one or more of which someone will inevitably post for you
If it is an 8.25 axle it will have a flat lip on the bottom of the housing.. No lip its a D35. Stock covers can be hard to decifer unless you have other axles to compare to as both the 8.25 and d35 have similar covers and some D35s also had the rubber plug.
I was using the pic DNFJ posted to compare before I posted but I still couldn't tell. I'm cleaning it up today (just bought it) and will see if the tag is readable. It doesn't have ABS. Hoping its the 8.25. Since it is a 2000, I'm assuming I have the LP 30 up front. I'll have to look at that today. Thanks for all the help. Hopefully I can get this thing dirty soon.
The easy way to see the difference between a D35 and a Cr 8.25" is the flat cast iron part hanging down on the housing of the 8.25" like someone said. Unfortunately, that part of the axle is dark and cut off in the picture.
Compared to stock tires and gears it's kinda too close to the same.
Was hoping for a bit more "low end quickness at the expense of top end speed".
It's possible that even 4.88 might not have given me that...
I suppose I could always put my stock tires back on
FYI, I put a PowerTrax Lock Right in the back at the same time and have been satisfied so far.
It has a few quirks, but nothing that would stop me from recommending it.
Your gearing should be relative to how you wheel. The problem with s dual purpose rig is you don't want to over gear so it can still be streetable. Under gear and it'll suck off road. Its truly an arguable subject.