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.
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.