If the Jeep’s rear axle looks like the one in this photo, you’re going to want to find a replacement axle eventually. We simply can’t get behind spending money on a Dana 35 axle. When you consider other available rear axle options, it’s better to replace. The fact we know the Dana 35 is far less desirable than the Dana 44 you hope is actually out back won’t always be an easy negotiation point. Don’t let a Dana 35 rear axle stop you from getting the Jeep. Just remember to budget for a rear axle upgrade.