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post #16 of 19 Old 11-12-2012, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
ShebZJ
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I finally installed the Ford 8.8 in the rear. Pretty straight forward.

Out with the old:


In with the new:


I found this when removing the D35. I guess i forgot the bushing sleeve when i installed the shocks a year ago. I can’t believe I never noticed.


Got to work on, and finished the High Pinion Dana 30. It has 4.56 gears and Spartan Locker.

This is how it started out. Bought the High Pinion D30 from a guy on BCJC from a 98 XJ.


Here it is, trussed and in primer right before heading out to Harry (the gear setup guy) that has been featured on BCJC for a while.


I am not the kind of guy who can put dirty parts into my projects, so the knuckles needed some work. Sandblasted them, then painted with Por15.


Topcoated with some metallic silver.


Synergy Ball Joints installed and Axle seals both ordered from Poly Performance.


Painting it Anti-Rust Black.


Rebuilt the axle shafts. Had to clean the shafts where the seals will touch so they can seal.



Brakes installed


Ready to go in


Decided it was time to get more lift. IRO 7” springs


Dana 30 under the rig. Just dialing it in. Thats the track bar hanging


As it sits after installs. I need a little more height in the rear, so will add a spacer shortly.


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97 ZJ, 8" total lift on IRO Springs w/RC Long Arms, 33" KM2's, Black Rock Krawlers, KOR Steering Box Brace, IRO HD OTK Steering and Rear Adjustable Track Bar, Custom Bumper, XRC8 Winch, NP231 swap with SYE, 8.8 and Trussed HP D30...both Spartan locked!
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post #17 of 19 Old 11-21-2012, 02:26 AM
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Wow awesome build thread man. Ask a mod to move your thread to the Grand Cherokee General Discussion. Thats where the ZJ builds have collected for some reason. Youll get lots more traffic over there. I cant believe there arent any comments. Are you going to 35s? 7 inches of lift is huge for 33s
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post #18 of 19 Old 11-21-2012, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words. I was initially surprised that no one has commented, but there are so many build threads that they disappear down the list pretty fast.
I hadnt considered posting in the GC area, but might be a good idea.

I am planning 35's minimum, possible 37's but that might be pushing it. Should have the new rubber by the New Year

97 ZJ, 8" total lift on IRO Springs w/RC Long Arms, 33" KM2's, Black Rock Krawlers, KOR Steering Box Brace, IRO HD OTK Steering and Rear Adjustable Track Bar, Custom Bumper, XRC8 Winch, NP231 swap with SYE, 8.8 and Trussed HP D30...both Spartan locked!
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post #19 of 19 Old 11-21-2012, 03:50 AM
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Great build thread! I have the same lift with some of the same issues. Trying to get my castor correct right now. Your fab skills and attention to detail are very commendable!
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