Jeep Axle: Dana 35c

Nov. 01, 2005 By ORC STAFF

Early YJs built from '87 until '89 used a 10" rear drum instead of the 9" drum used in the later YJ and TJ Dana 35c. The axle in the picture above has the 10" drums.

The R&P ratio ranges supported by the carriers are 2.73-3.31 and 3.55-4.56.


The Dana 35c is the axle used in all YJs (Wrangler) from '87-'95 and it is the standard axle in the TJ (Wrangler), ZJ (Grand Cherokee), MJ (Comanche), and XJ (Cherokee). The Dana 44 is an optional axle on the TJ, ZJ, MJ, and XJ. Some XJs were built with the corporate Chrysler 8.25 axle as standard. The TJ and ZJ versions are coil sprung, the XJ version is leaf sprung (spring over), and the YJ and MJ versions are leaf sprung (spring under).

Model/Version Spring Pads Wheel to Wheel Years
Dana 35c/XJ NA NA '84-
Dana 35c/MJ NA NA '85-'92
Dana 35c/YJ 40" 60" '87-'95
Dana 35c/ZJ NA NA '93-
Dana 35c/TJ NA NA '97- Newsletter
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