Went out and ran some trails today, Ive ran all these trails many times before but most of these obstacles i haven't. Thought a couple times I blew my D35 up b/c it was making some clunking noises when romping on it lol but it held up just fine and the LSD in it actually gets both tires pretty well. Overall it was a fun day and was happy that i actually did some mild wheeling so close to home
LOL, airing down
10 min later still airing down i really need to invest in those screw on deflate things
Got some work done on the 8.25. Stripped the whole thing down the the ring and pinion. Pulled the brakes off first, then moved to the carrier and pulled the retaining bolt and center pin, then off came the c clips and the axle shafts slid out. After getting the rest of the little junk off and got started on cutting the Xj brackets off and grinding the surface rust off the axle.
Pulled the brakes
Then the center pin, side and spider gears.
Counted the splines in the side gear to make sure it's a 29 spline c8.25, it is!
Pulled the axle shafts, man these things are beef compared to a D35 shaft!
Cut the old brackets off.
For no reason the 8.25 has a 1/2" lip that hangs down under the diff, so I went ahead and gave her a shave.
Gave it a quick shot of primer just to get the surface rust off.
Next things will be welding the tubes to the diff, Reassembling it, and getting perches and shock mounts welded on. I'll be doing my SYE as well, using PORC's SYE and a cut down Xj front driveshaft.
Went wheeling again over the weekend, pretty fun, open diffs suck but makes for more of a challenge, when in doubt stomp on the skinny Really looking forward to having Aussies front/rear and a little more gearing, should help out here in Michigan with all the sand!
Open diffs + sand just don't work very well
Not a posser, i was trying a new line lol
Yup, stuck hung up on a rock, nothing a winch cable to a tree can't fix
This incline doesn't look like it does in person, it's pretty steep spun all 4 up....