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Axle question from first time poster
I've been reading this forum for about a month now, just to educate myself. Holy cow, you guys sure know a lot about jeeps.
A little background first:
I live near Toronto, Ontario and bought my 98 TJ Sahara new from a dealer (if only I knew then what I know now)
I love off-roading, I'm lucky, in that my family has about 2300 acres of private land in Northern Ontario that I can bomb around in. (Don't get me wrong, we are not rich, this is old farm land (if you can call it that) that has been past down from generation to generation dating back to the mid 1800's)
Anywho, I haven't made too many mods to the jeep (actually none, unless you count replacing the gas tank (whole 'nother story) and the rear tow hooks I added), but I still manage to overcome some difficult obstacles.
There, now my question - a while back you guys were talking about rear axles on a TJ, and from the factory you have a choice of Dana 35C or Dana44, I got to thinking, which one do I have. So last night I crawled underneath the Jeep to try to figure it out. I can't tell by the shape, the gas tank is sorta in the way, but I did find all sorts of numbers, but none of them said 44 or 35C or anything that came close. These numbers were stamped right on the centre of the back side of the differential. I tried looking around the edges couldn't see anything. Are these numbers some sort of code, there does appear to be a date stamped in the same place. Any help would be appreciated.
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The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert.