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Old 03-29-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question What rear axle is on my son's 95 Wrangler?

Hello everybody. My son just bought a used 1995 Wrangler, and the rear gasket on the pumpkin is leaking a little bit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what rear is on the Jeep or how can I tell what rear is on it? I wanted to get my son a nice chrome cover and gasket. It's a nice black Wrangler with nice black rims on it. We thought a chrome cover would look nice since it is lifted and you can see it all the time. Can anyone help me out on how to tell what rear would be it in? There were 3 different rears on that year Wrangler. Thank you.

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There was one and only one rear axle on the Jeep Wrangler YJ's, all the way up until they made the Rubicon models in the TJ form, then they switched to Dana 44's.

You should have a Dana 30 FRONT and a Dana 35 REAR. I wouldn't waste a dime on polishing up a turd. Those axles are sufficient for stock Jeeps and stock Jeeps only, even then I broke mine on the road with 29" tires.

Post a picture though, it's certainly a possibility that someone swapped it out with another axle.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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post a pic of the current diff cover and we can tell if the D35 is still there or has been swapped out

some Canadian YJs actually were available with rear D44s
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Should be a d35. Unless it's Canadian. There should be a tag bolted to the dif cover and you should be able to look up the numbers on it to see what axle it is. And I would do chrome. Keep it back. Then you don't have to worry about keeping it too clean all the time
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Also, you can contact your local dodge/jeep dealer with your vin number and they can give you a build sheet or tell you exactly what axle was installed from the factory on your jeep.
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Hello everybody. My son just bought a used 1995 Wrangler, and the rear gasket on the pumpkin is leaking a little bit. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what rear is on the Jeep or how can I tell what rear is on it? I wanted to get my son a nice chrome cover and gasket. It's a nice black Wrangler with nice black rims on it. We thought a chrome cover would look nice since it is lifted and you can see it all the time. Can anyone help me out on how to tell what rear would be it in? There were 3 different rears on that year Wrangler. Thank you.
As stated 99.9% it is a dana 35. Now before ya spend the money on the chrome diff cover.. please note that axle is considered weaker than weak, and adding shinny chrome cover, unless as a joke, would have most jeepers rolling their eyes. i would look into a ford 8.8 swap.. much better axle...
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You do not need a gasket on the rear. I have always used black silicone and never had a leak. As far as the rear everyone is right, you have a Dana35 unless someone has changed it.

Here this link should help you out

Jeep Axle Identification Chart at Morris 4x4 Center
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Right, no gasket needed. They used a gasket in first generation D35's with retainer plates (identifiable by a screw in type fill plug, with a 1/4" square driver hole) but the newer D35's with C-clips use just black silicone to seal them up.
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There was one and only one rear axle on the Jeep Wrangler YJ's, all the way up until they made the Rubicon models in the TJ form, then they switched to Dana 44's.

That's wrong info. My 02 Sahara came from the factory with a D44
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^Well it's not wrong, I just neglected to include all of the TJ models that included the D44.
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^Well it's not wrong, I just neglected to include all of the TJ models that included the D44.

They didn't offer a Rubicon in 02, so it is wrong info
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