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post #1 of 20 Old 06-03-2008, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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What states have the best rear ends? Axles

Well to popular belief, my bet is the Northern ones. After spending a year in FL Ive noticed the obvious 2wd XJ's and tons of D35s.

Did Jeep geographically send out specific packages according to state and need. In the south i saw my first of many 2wd jeeps and saw about 3 jeeps with 8.25's and 4wd together.
Up here in NH/ Northeast all i see are 8.25 4wd XJ's, is this because Jeep expected heavier use, more actual use and more need for heavy duty axles?

I am hoping this is the case so when i head out to Utah I can find a jeep and not worry about finding a million D35's along with them


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from what i've heard, cali has junkyards with bunches of D44s for $150.

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from what i've heard, cali has junkyards with bunches of D44s for $150.
Where?

Lol.

Our pick'n'pull had 3 xjs, and they were all d35, horrible condition.

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Southern California.

The XJ and MJ Dana 44s pop up pretty regularly in the yards around here. We pulled two in a half hour once. A couple of the guys found four in the same day.

And they're even cheaper on half-price weekends.
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Motor vehicles are ordered by the dealership or future owners depending on their needs. Last I checked it was rather unusual to have massiver snow storms or multiple day ice storms in sunny FLA. Us Yankees get 4x4 because it helps get out of the driveway and off to work or play. Try plowing through a 4 foot snow drift after 18 inches of snow in 2wd open diff Cherokee. Two days later we got 16 inches more snow.

I have seen a few D44's here in MN, but very, very seldom any 2wd Cherokees.

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Seems to me that tword the end of production they put the 8.25 more than the D35. I'd guess and say that approx 70-75% of the 4wd in my area have the 8.25. It's about a 50-50 split on 2wd and the 8.25 around here as well.

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I've only seen one d35 in a running 2000's cherokee.

8.25 is a favorite around here. (For the new ones)

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Almost all the XJs I'm behind around here (Toledo, OH) are 8.25s. I rarely see a D35.

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while i was in Mass. i saw more D35s (mostly 4wds) up there, but down here id say 4/5 jeeps i see have the 8.25 in it. mines the only jeep ive seen with an 8.8" or anything other then stock in my area

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In Canada I see a lot of 8.25's. But on local forums the people that post build's have a D35...hahahah. I personally like Vancouver for the best rear ends. Girls...

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Where?

Lol.

Our pick'n'pull had 3 xjs, and they were all d35, horrible condition.
lol i live like just up the street from u
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Texas girls have pretty nice rear ends
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most of the general public that lives in an area that snows can justify buying a 4wd equipped vehicle for getting out of their driveway after its been plowed in a few times each year

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I've NEVER seen a 2wd XJ before up here but lots of 8.25's, fewer D35's on XJ's

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