I know most people rag on the D35 but it can be bultup for a reasonable cost and be a great axle. if you dont run huge tires and V8 power a 35 is a cheep axle to run. i fixed my 35's with Moser shafts, detroit locker, disk brakes, & a confer truss. This setup was great up to 33's and a I6 and 4.56. it was only when i went to 35's did i have any problems. so if you dont plan on going to 35's, the D35 can hold up fine (even hard use). If you do find a cheep axle better, no harm in picking it up for a later swop though. thats what i did and now the D44 is under the jeep and the D35 is up for sale with all its mods.
Its not what you buy...its what you BUILD!!!
1995 YJ ,SOA with 4" procomp front 3.5" BDS rear 1" shackle rear, custom stearing, 35x12.50x15 pro-comp MTs, warn xd9000i, on-board air from A/C, dana 44 rear and 30 front with 4.56, powertrax no-spin rear, custom disks rear/trutrac front, warn front shafts, HD SYE kit, HD front and rear driveshafts, Warn 4X flairs, PIAA 520 ligts and on and on and on :)