The Dana 35 has a 7 9/16" ring and pinion and uses one piece axles
(2.625" in diameter). Starting in 1990 they switched to an inferior
C-clip Dana 35c. The "c" in Dana 35c does not stand for C-clip, it
stands for custom. They are custom because they are shipped incomplete
from the Dana factory to Chrysler and Chrysler completes the build. The
two versions have different shafts, bearings, and carrier. There is a
C-clip eliminator kit available for the Dana 35c. The Dana 35c is
probably on the small side for hard four wheeling with larger tires
and lockers. If these are your intentions, you might be better off
swapping in a Dana 44 or better.
Early YJs built from '87 until '89 used a 10" rear drum instead of
the 9" drum used in the later YJ and TJ Dana 35c. The axle in the
picture above has the 10" drums.
The R&P ratio ranges supported by the carriers are 2.73-3.31 and
The Dana 35c is the axle used in all YJs (Wrangler) from '87-'95 and
it is the standard axle in the TJ (Wrangler), ZJ (Grand Cherokee), MJ
(Comanche), and XJ (Cherokee). The Dana 44 is an optional axle on the
TJ, ZJ, MJ, and XJ. Some XJs were built with the corporate Chrysler
8.25 axle as standard. The TJ and ZJ versions are coil sprung, the XJ
version is leaf sprung (spring over), and the YJ and MJ versions are
leaf sprung (spring under).
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