So I finally got me a bearing press. Figured it was a good investment considering I work on hot rods with my dad along with the jeep. This one came from northern, it had good reviews, and it wasn't much more than a harbor freight one. They said they discontinued the HF 20 ton and didn't have a replacement. I'm happy so far with the purchase. I also made some mockup bearings for the carrier....the only bad thing about the eaton e locker is that it uses different bearings and races and stock, so I had to buy an extra set of bearings to make mockup a, along with Dana 44 carrier shims. Started to make mockup races using the old pinion races. Getting close. One thing I need is either a press kit or buy some pipe with the right diameter for pressing the bearings on. I plan to figure that out this weekend.
Im running 99 wj tie rod and drag link with the ends shortend they are extremely beefy plus I prefer using parts that I can go to any auto parts store any where in the country and walk in and get replacements