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Old January 9th, 2021, 18:27
Volatile Volatile is offline
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D35 to 8.25 question

Hi all,

I wasnít sure if this should be in modified or OEM so please move if Iím wrong!

Iím picking up an 8.25 out of a 2000 XJ tomorrow to replace the D35 in my 91 since my goal is to run 35s eventually and not worry so much. Iíve done a lot of google and YouTube searching, but I canít seem to find a definitive answer to one question: will my existing driveshaft work? Iím currently running an NP242, with 4.5Ē of lift, no SYE or tcase drop since I never had any vibrations after my lift. I remember reading somewhere that with a certain minimum amount of lift, my existing driveshaft will work. Is there any truth to that?

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Old January 9th, 2021, 20:34
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Re: D35 to 8.25 question

No, I dont think it will, wish you were closer though, I would love to have an extra d35. I put in the 8.25 out of my parts 01 while I was rebuilding my d35 in my stock 95 with a 242. It made the stock shaft too long, had to build some suspension travel limiting blocks to keep the slip yoke from hammering the case. It was a rough ride for awhile! And before you ask, yes I am crazy but I keep my d35 because its factory limited slip and its the easiest way to keep the abs functional. No lift or big tires for me, d35 is plenty strong for anything 90% of xjs are actually doing.
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Old January 11th, 2021, 22:34
Evan03 Evan03 is offline
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D35 to 8.25 question

I agree but think what 99.9% if jeeps need the 35 is plenty

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Old January 12th, 2021, 04:45
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Re: D35 to 8.25 question

Originally Posted by Volatile View Post

Iím picking up an 8.25 out of a 2000 XJ tomorrow to replace the D35 in my 91 since my goal is to run 35s eventually .....
Perfect time for an SYE.

Originally Posted by bimmerjeeper

Go ahead and slam the liftgate down on a blanket, and see how long you are laughing.
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