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You look at them... :) Jerry has better pics, but these drawings will help... If you have a rubber fill plug in the rear axle, it's a D35, if you have a 35 in the rear, you have a D30 up front from the factory. If you have a metal fill plug in the rear with a recess for a socket it's a D44... Then the front can be either a D30 (non Rubicon) or a D44 (Rubicon). D30s have a metal fill plug as well, iirc, but they are smaller and shaped differently from D44s... Gearing is indicated on the metal tag on the left of the rear axle... the 3#'s that look like gearing #'s... 3:07, 3:21, 3:73, 4:11

 

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also, which axle is better and why? which axles do most jeepers prefer? also running 33x12.5x16 with a 4' lift which axle would be best etc.
 

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also, which axle is better and why? which axles do most jeepers prefer? also running 33x12.5x16 with a 4' lift which axle would be best etc.
D44 is the best of the two. D35 is fine on 33's unless you lock it. Once you do lock it, it's only a matter of time before you see an axle shaft walking out.
 
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