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Unread 02-06-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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To Shim or not to Shim...D35 to 8.25

Hey everyone, Have a couple questions. I bought this 96 XJ a couple weeks ago. My first Jeep, And so far I really dig it. The PO put alot of work and care into it. But it still has the D35...3.55 open carrier. No lift other than AALs, and running 30X9.50s. When he had the AALs installed, He had it shimmed 3 degrees...And I think also did a 1 inch tcase drop to still run the slip yoke. I will check the paperwork to confirm on the tcase drop.
My main question is, I plan to swap to the 8.25, So will I still need to A: shim the 8.25, and B: If I have to shim, Will I be ok to use the ones that I have now for the D35? Thanks ahead of time!

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Unread 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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3 degree shims and a 1 inch tcase drop on... no lift? You wouldn't need either.
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How much lift on the Add a Leafs? 1"? Phfister is right. You shouldnt have any issues up to 2 1/2". When you swap axles, pull those shims and remove the t-case drop.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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Shoot, I'm sorry I forgot that somewhat important info. Yes its a stock lift. I assume they are only 1 inch. As they were only to rid of the typical sag in the stock leafs. I wasn't really planning on going over 2.5 inches of lift anyway.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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Here's a picture of it for reference.

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Unread 02-06-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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Here's a picture of it for reference.

That's a sharp looking XJ!

But yeah, no TC drop or shims needed.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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That's a sharp looking XJ!

But yeah, no TC drop or shims needed.
Thanks! I appriciate it, When I seen it, I couldn't believe it. When I drove it, I fell in love with it. Funny thing, I used to prefer the ZJ/WJs...No more! Anyway, thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to update when I go to do the swap.
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