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post #25921 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 12:30 PM
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Last night i got the hp30 all buttoned up. The battery was dead from sitting, so i jumped it, and took it around the block a few times, and have to say that I am a happy man. The only things left to do now are buy a tire and fix the rocker. And of course fix the TC input seal that I've been meaning to fix for like 6 months. I'll get to it eventually.
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Hey, is the HP30 something that can bolt up to a D44a axle like on my LTD ZJ? Or would it make more sense to swap the entire axle & get the HP30 at the same time? Wondering if that would be a worthwhile upgrade for the Blackbird or not...

Your swap looks CLEAN & Nice '95 BTW

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post #25922 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 12:43 PM
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Hey, is the HP30 something that can bolt up to a D44a axle like on my LTD ZJ? Or would it make more sense to swap the entire axle & get the HP30 at the same time? Wondering if that would be a worthwhile upgrade for the Blackbird or not...

Your swap looks CLEAN & Nice '95 BTW
A High Pinion Dana 30 is a whole front axle. It's pinion is higher than a normal Dana 30 and it's a bit stronger. It is a direct bolt in.

A D44a is a whole different rear axle.
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post #25923 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 12:46 PM
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Nice!!!!
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Jaw dropping impressive! Original Engine / tranny or any of it rebuilt at some point?
thanks and yes but those are just about the only stock parts it has lol
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post #25924 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 02:09 PM
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A High Pinion Dana 30 is a whole front axle. It's pinion is higher than a normal Dana 30 and it's a bit stronger. It is a direct bolt in.
A D44a is a whole different rear axle.
Oh, it was on your FRONT, that makes more since why it's a HP30, not a 35 The pics made me think it was on your rear D35 (upgraded at some point or is that original on your ZJ?) but now that I looked back at that 3rd pic, it all makes more sense

That said, good to know it's a direct bolt-in, sounds like a pretty easy swap although it obviously may take some time off the ol'clock to finish up!

I'm definitely aware of the (my) D44a only on the rear, having replaced 1 axle rod already after it bent from a snake bite curb under a foot of snow a few winters ago.

So essentially, I'd have to find a HP44 or swap out the axle housing entirely (say to a non-aluminum D44 or a D35) in order to upgrade to High Pinion, correct or no?

@970001ZJ - that's VERY impressive! My tranny is an original housing but complete overhaul ran me $2K at 151K miles, so it has 58K on it.
Definitely hope my 318 gets me to that 300K mark! Your ZJ gives me hope!
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post #25925 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 04:00 PM
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You don't need or want a high pinion in the rear. Not even sure they make one. Never heard of it.
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post #25926 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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Some pictures. Lights for the roller fairlead will be here tomorrow. License plate bracket I made myself.






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post #25927 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 04:38 PM
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Some pictures. Lights for the roller fairlead will be here tomorrow. License plate bracket I made myself.
Paint the rest of the factory bumper black. :thumbs up:
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post #25928 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 04:51 PM
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Paint the rest of the factory bumper black. :thumbs up:
I planned on it. Just no time since ill be working extra hours for awhile. lol In due time though
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post #25929 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 05:22 PM
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Got the tank back up with the new fuel pump finally. Waited almost 2 weeks for the fuel filler neck and hoses, they were almost a week late arriving...

Seems like it might be running a little better than with the old pump. Though the problem was the check valve on the old pump not a completely dead or dying pump, so I will see how fast she starts up now after sitting overnight.

Now the passenger front power door lock doesn't work, makes a weird noise but doesn't lock or unlock. So that is probably the next project.
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Upgraded air filter.
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post #25931 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 06:13 PM
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post #25933 of 45371 Old 10-01-2013, 08:46 PM
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Ordered a 2.25" BB today, the temporary fix until I collect all lift parts. Adjusted my fog lights so that they point at the ground and not in the trees.

5.2 Limited, 2.25" BB, 265/75/16 BFG's, IRO rear track bar, Always in four.
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post #25934 of 45371 Old 10-02-2013, 09:51 AM
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Put my freshly painted soft 8's with my 31's on then looked at it for awhile.
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post #25935 of 45371 Old 10-02-2013, 09:54 AM
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Put my freshly painted soft 8's with my 31's on then looked at it for awhile.
I wish my paint was that shiny....
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