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    Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    I'm planning on getting a Cherokee for my very first rig, I'm pretty excited, I have done hours and hours of research on these trucks, but I can't specifically find which years they came with solid axles. If someone could help me out with this, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    all cherokee's came with a somewhat "solid" axle. grand cherokees went independant somewhere in the mid 2000's i think.
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    ah all xjs had solid axles front and rear.....................
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    2005 and up Grande Cherokees are the only ones with IFS, most of the XJ Cherokees have crappy solid axles, but some have the Dana 44 rear axle. Look for the towing package and hopefully it'll have a D44. They all came with D30's in the front, but these aren't too bad if upgraded with aftermarket stuff. The D35 rear is kind of a turd, so try and find one with a 44.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    D44 rear axles in XJs ended in '89 and were on only some of the towing option XJs.

    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.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    All this info is like music to my ears, thx, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob H View Post
    D44 rear axles in XJs ended in '89 and were on only some of the towing option XJs.

    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.

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    for the record.... Dana 44s were never in a XJ.... only in the full size jeeps
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvor View Post
    for the record.... Dana 44s were never in a XJ.... only in the full size jeeps
    once you go jeep there is no going back
    According to Wikipedia they did have D44's in the rear from 87-90.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Ch...%28XJ%29#Axles

    I just saw all of this now, guess I missed it.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    D44 rear only with the tow package in 87-90
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    on the 4 wheel drives? or just 2 wheel?
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvor View Post
    on the 4 wheel drives? or just 2 wheel?
    FWD.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    Quote Originally Posted by HMFI View Post
    FWD.
    I didn't know they made front wheel drive XJs.

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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    some grands had some flavour of 44 as well but apparently it's crap due to the axle tubes..but

    yeah there were rear stock 44s on MJs and XJs on a couple years.

    OH and FYI the newer 8.25 is a considerably better axle than the d35 and is way more common than the d44
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    thats the chrysler diff no?
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    Re: Which years did the Jeep Cherokee come stock with solid axles?

    Yeah that's the one alright
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