Had today off so I made a little headway with the build. Removed my old Dana 44 and installed the new G2 Dana 44 with 4.88 and ARB.
I got a little creative to slide the new axle in. Put 2 stands on my creeper and strapped it down to roll it into place. It worked surprisingly well.
And shes back to sitting on her own weight, with the new wheels and tires of course.
I'm off tomorrow and I've still got a few things to wrap up. I need to source a nipple to put the breather on and also some bolts for the swaybar. The old D44s doesnt quite fit. Also, I need to tighten everything down.
The G2 is advertised as bolt in but its actually a little more involved than that. Like stated the factory hardware doesn't swap over. The factory stuff is metric and the G2 uses standard.
If you upgrade to discs from drums you need to bend your own brake line. Which is 3/16ths for reference. I had to use a 30" for the passenger side and a 20" for the drivers. You could probably get away with a 12" for the drivers side. I installed the Currie rear trackbar brace so I had to route around that.