I am not convinced that they are using the Dana 35 in the JL. Jeep stopped using the Dana 35 in the JK. Only 2007 2 door JKs had the Dana 35. So I find it highly unlikely that Jeep decided that the Dana 35 was not adequate for the JKs 3.8l 237 ft-lbs, and even when it was adequate, it was only adequate on the lighter 2 door, not the 4 door. Then all of a sudden they decide the Dana 35 is adequate with the 3.6l 260 ft-lbs or the 2.0l 295 ft-lbs? I am not buying it.I wonder what made Jeep go back to dana 35s for the Sport model and how will they stack up against the current dana 44?
I don't think they are upgrading an open 35 to an LSD 44 for $595. I am pretty sure just the LSD option for the JK was around that price, and that didn't include an axle upgrade. I think it is a 44 whether you get the LSD or not.It has a 35 if a rear open diff. Opt for Anti-Spin and it includes an upgrade to a 44. Best $595 ever spent