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Old 11-08-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Okay, found this posting. http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/2047083000.html Seems really cheap to me, and if it is I want to buy it but how difficult is a swap? Worth going to pick up and putting on in the near future?
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It's still a 27 spline which is the same as your Dana 35, not really worth it in my opinion. Look for an 8.25 out of a 97+ as it would be 29 spline and much more desireable.
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okay thanks, i got really excited there for a second.
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It's still a 27 spline which is the same as your Dana 35, not really worth it in my opinion. Look for an 8.25 out of a 97+ as it would be 29 spline and much more desireable.

there have been guys that throw 35s on a 27spl and it holding up. i got a new 8.25 with 4.56s and limited slip for 30 bucks. just gotta see whats out there.
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there have been guys that throw 35s on a 27spl and it holding up. i got a new 8.25 with 4.56s and limited slip for 30 bucks. just gotta see whats out there.
Of course there's always the select few out there, thats a given. And there's also guys that put 39" pitbull rockers on a Dana 30 w/ beadlocks, does that mean I'm gonna do it? Not a shot in hell.
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I run my 36 a50 15 tsl's on my 96 xj stock 8.25 and beet the ***** out of it snaped the ears off of my dana 30 2 times but never the 8.25.. oh and there both locked.
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Of course there's always the select few out there, thats a given. And there's also guys that put 39" pitbull rockers on a Dana 30 w/ beadlocks, does that mean I'm gonna do it? Not a shot in hell.

true story. I bought my new 8.25 knowing it was a 27 spline only for the r&p, i was going to swap the gearing into the axle i currently have but i hear the 27/29 spline isnt that much of a difference for 33s so i'm just gonna bolt the new axle in and off i go
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ive got a 8.25 in my 94 im guessing its a 27 spline i havent opened it up to count but is there aftermarket shafts you can buy and make a factory 27 spline into 29 or more spline also is there any other way to find out what spline you got without opening it up sorry to jack the thread just figured id ask while it was up for discussion
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ive got a 8.25 in my 94 im guessing its a 27 spline i havent opened it up to count but is there aftermarket shafts you can buy and make a factory 27 spline into 29 or more spline also is there any other way to find out what spline you got without opening it up sorry to jack the thread just figured id ask while it was up for discussion
96 and down have 27 splines, so yours is a 27 spline 8.25.
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My 94 XJ has a 8.25 Chrys dif. I know the outside diameter is 3" as opposed to 2.5" on the dana. Does that make it any stronger?
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The housing is stronger yes and the shafts are a bit bigger diameter on the 8.25 too
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if you have a 27 spline and want a 29 spline just buy a locker for a 29 spline and 29 spline axle shafts and tada swap complete
it kills two birds with one stone stronger axle and you gain a locker!
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if you have a 27 spline and want a 29 spline just buy a locker for a 29 spline and 29 spline axle shafts and tada swap complete
it kills two birds with one stone stronger axle and you gain a locker!
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Yeah I don't gt any of that axel lingo, haha anyone wanna explain how difficult doing a swap from my d35 to a c8.25 with 29?
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Yeah I don't gt any of that axel lingo, haha anyone wanna explain how difficult doing a swap from my d35 to a c8.25 with 29?
im not 100% sure but i would say im at least 90% sure its a direct bolt on as long as you get it from another cherokee

also its unlikely to come across one but the kj (liberty) has an 8.25 29 spline that is rumored to fit an xj and you gain rear disc brakes
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