The AX-15 in the Dakota needs to be 4X4 so it will hook into the transfer case. As far as fitting the bell housing I would say yes. The YJ guys use them its the back end you need to also check.
Throw this up on the TJ page and see what you get.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
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