NOt even Close.........Building a Dana 35 is like polishing a terd......8.8 is like 120% stronger than the D35.i'm doing the swap on my 92 XJ in a few days.plus the 8.8 tubes are much bigger and thicker..just a much more robust axle and you get free disc brakes too!! only bad thing is that the 8.8 is 1" narrower that the D35 but some spiudertrax wheel spacers will fix that... just make sure to weld the center section to the tubes if you do go this route...BTW Ruff Stuff specialties has an 8.8 easy swap kit for like $120...I hope this helps
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1992 Jeep Cherokee Police Package
3.5" Rubicon Express Superflex with RE Monotubes, Ford 8.8 Rear Axle, 33x12.50 General Grabber AT2's, RE Gen 2 quick disco's
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