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JK specific skid plates from Clayton Off Road Mfg.RCV Heavy Duty Axle Shafts Now Shipping at Baseline4x4.comStainless Steel Door Hinge Pins

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Unread 02-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #16
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I think I even have most of a d30 install kit too.

I know I have the carrier bearings and the pinion and crush bearings and seals, all new. I think I have a set of shims somewhere too.

It is a superior install kit. Bought it from Northridge 4x4.

I bought this install kit for my d30 arb locker install, but the arb came with everything needed less the consumables(thread locker and gear paint).

This I would sell to you as it is all new...$25 (worth about $125plus)


If you are installing the carrier yourself, I have the tools also(bearing puller, micrometers, bearing press, dial indicator and magnetic holder)

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Unread 02-09-2007, 08:56 AM   #17
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I'll take it As for the install I was going to ask Terry of Rock Frogs to help show me the ropes on that
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Unread 02-09-2007, 09:23 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by dnrisden
I can help with this portion of the build. The bumper reinforcement can be cut and a reinforcement welded further back toward the radiator. There is a ton of room there if you modify the bumper reinforcement. I have worked on many of the Wj's after an accident and have quite a bit of knowledge on how the assembled. This would be a lot easier than moving the radiator and condensor.

Let me know.

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Thats great news, as soon as I get a welder I plan on ripping into the front and seeing how much I can cut away
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Unread 02-09-2007, 11:53 AM   #19
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The truss is from the RK LA lift kit
So it's not compatable or you refuse to have anything RK on your vehicle ?
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Unread 02-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #20
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Not compatable...

RK Truss:


Just realized that Claytons isn't a truss, it is just a different bracket that mounts on top of the diff...

Claytons kit:



Here you can see the bracket on top of the pumpkin:
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Unread 04-12-2007, 09:09 AM   #21
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Have a D44a sitting in my garage that I am going to build up.


Already has 4.56 gears



But wait! Holy CRAP!

Pulled from this thread I called up Randy's R&P and wanted a quote on the axle shafts. The 3x and 4x part numbers is what I would need.

Turns out Yukon doesn't make the shafts anymore, but Dana/Spicer does. Their versions run $322.92 for the passanger and $399.20 for the drivers side Freaking $725 for the axle shafts!

The axle shafts do already come with the wheel bearings pressed on and the lugs installed

Think I'll try and source the Yukon's elsewhere if I can find them...
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Unread 04-12-2007, 09:19 AM   #22
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Wouldn't you be fine with the stock shafts for a while? I understand upgrading, but I would think you'd be fine on the stockers for a while. Are you going to lock it too?
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Unread 04-12-2007, 09:21 AM   #23
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Yeah gonna lock it, and I would probably be fine for a long time on stockers. Just wanted to upgrade them while I have the axle torn apart.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 10:47 PM   #24
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Got the truss all cut off my axle:


Just need to grind down the old welds now:
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Unread 04-19-2007, 08:46 AM   #25
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Looks like you had fun getting it cut off!
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Unread 04-19-2007, 08:54 AM   #26
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Had to use a hacksaw at the end to get to placaes I couldn't get my grinder...that sucked. Oh well it is off now and I'll never have to deal with that SOB again After ~2 minutes of cutting w/o ear plugs I realized how important they are
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Unread 04-19-2007, 09:13 AM   #27
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Do you have a spare t-case in your garage?
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Unread 04-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #28
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It is a 247...and is missing most of the bolts since I have been trying to open the sucker up to see how the PC (Progressive Coupler) works. You're welcome to have it if you want it
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Unread 04-22-2007, 09:57 PM   #29
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Ground off the rest of the truss yesterday and stripped down the axle.
Grinding pics always look cool to me 8-)

All smoothed out:

Axle stripped down as far as I'll take it (might take out the bump stops)

Bent back the brake dust shields (they were damaged from transport)...

The axle shafts I have look to be in good shape, I would however rather start with fresh shafts and use these as trail spares. I am having trouble sourcing shafts for this and unfortunantely may be looking at buying OEM shafts through my dealer contact (so at least a discount)
To buy:
1) New axle shafts (Upwards of $700 - that might wait)
2) Ebrake & regular pads + rotors ($100)
3) New brake lines ($100 for F&R)
4) Aussie locker ($259)
5) Possibly new calipers. These have been sitting outside for 1.5 years with no brake line connected to them. I fear they are rusted inside. ($175)
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Unread 04-22-2007, 11:01 PM   #30
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You should come out to our mod party next weekend. There will be lots of unbolting, bolting, grinding, and unbolting, and bolting.

Axle is looking good man!
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