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Explorer guy418
02-01-2006, 11:06 PM
hey there, my buddy has a 1998 cherokee, and he says that his rear stock axle is a DANA 44, is this true? if not wut are the stock rear axles in 1998 cherokees.

Moondog
02-01-2006, 11:25 PM
Nope your Buddy is full of crap. 1998 XJ's will either have a Dana 35 or the most probable a Chrysler 8.25. Some early higher spec model XJ's did however come with a Dana 44 1987-89 I think but I know that if I am wrong then Nutbar will correct me. So your Buddies axel in my opinion is a Chrysler 8.25.

Mr Vic
02-02-2006, 01:40 PM
like moondog said it is probably a 8.25 rear. could be a d35 tho. check out the cherokee specs here http://jeephorizons.com/tech/xjstockspecs.html


Front Axles

Dana 30 high pinion - reverse cut - 27 spline, 1.16" diameter shafts, 7.13" ring gear - used 84-99 (some axles through 91 are vacuum disconnect, 92+ are non-disconnect, 89-95 with ABS have 5-297x u-joints, all 95+ have 5-297x u-joints, all others have 5-260x u-joints)

Dana 30 low pinion - standard cut - 27 spline, 1.16" diameter shafts, 7.13" ring gear, 5-297x u-joints - used 00-01

Rear Axles

Dana 35 non c-clip - 27 spline, 1.18" diameter shafts, 7.58" ring gear, 2.62" axle tube - used 84-89

Dana 35 c-clip - 27 spline, 1.18" diameter shafts, 7.58" ring gear, 2.62" axle tube - used 90-01

Chrysler 8.25 - 27 spline, 1.17" diameter shafts, 8.25" ring gear, 3" axle tube - used 91-96

Chrysler 8.25 - 29 spline, 1.21" diameter shafts, 8.25" ring gear, 3" axle tube - used 97-01

Dana 44 non c-clip - 30 spline, 1.31" diameter shafts, 8.5" ring gear, 2.75" axle tube - used 87-89 on some (not all) XJs equipped with towing package.

Note: Dana 35 axles sometimes referred to as Dana 35C - The "C" does not stand for c-clip. It stands for "custom" meaning it came from Dana unfinished.

Note: 8.25 axles - none of these axles were used on XJ's with ABS brakes. If you have ABS, you have the Dana 35. Without ABS you could have either axle. 8.25 axles are c-clip.

phatmatt
02-02-2006, 02:01 PM
It could be a grand cherokee with V8.

StinkFinger
02-02-2006, 02:05 PM
hey mat hows it going

Jeepnut
02-02-2006, 02:11 PM
the late 80's cherokee had d44's

Moondog
02-02-2006, 10:01 PM
the late 80's cherokee had d44's

Only as an option if you chose to buy the tow package otherwise Dana 35

Taz Jeep
02-02-2006, 10:33 PM
I've got a factory fitted dana 44 rear in my 87' XJ Wagoneer. :D ,
hopefully soon have a 44 in the front too. [36]