Yes the v8 has cv axles as well instead of u joint ones but those are an easy swap as is a u joint front shaft and a 242 case. Most of us mod our jeeps anyway these cheap strength swaps are nothing for the basic backyard mechanic. The v8s do have stronger transmissions tho in general. Plus the stronger rear axle in certain years. Both much more expensive things to fix than any of the v8s weaknesses.
95 zj 5.2 np242 3.5'' IRO lift, IRO adjustable arms, KOR front trackbar, steering stabilizer and box brace, IRO rear adjustable trackbar, bilsteins, Hughes plenum plate, flow master 40, 31x10.5s on 15'' dc-2 rims
Mopar or no car!