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Offline SN95GT50

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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 07:27:26 PM »
Barnes4wd has 20% off if you use promo code THANKS, I think it is good through the 28th.  Ordered the brackets (http://www.barnes4wd.com/Jeep-TJ-Rear-Axle-Brackets_p_497.html) using that, that is a step forward.  cleaned more rust off the axle and painted the stock diff cover.  Haven't decided if I will keep the diff cover, they are know for being pretty weak.  Before and after, after is the shinier one.

No luck finding a front axle yet, but, I have plenty of time for that...

« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 07:31:41 PM by SN95GT50 »
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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2017, 09:03:33 PM »
Looking good John. That will be a nice upgrade.


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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 09:45:50 PM »
Been a month since I updated...

More parts ordered: Core 4x4 upper & lower adjustable control arms (rear), Spicer bracket to connect TJ DS to 8.8, gasket for the diff cover.

With the cold weather wasn't making any progress so moved the axle to the basement where it is nice and toasty and closer to the beer fridge.  I have it set up on my work bench on jack stands using a bottle jack to set the pinion angle to match the Dana 35.

Put on brake brackets to use for finding the center of the axle, mounted a steel plate to the top of the diff to mark my center point, if you look you can see it in the attached picture.  Unlike the TJ the differential is not centered let to right, it is about 2 inches towards the passenger side.  Helps to offset the driver.

Plan to jack the frame of the jeep up in the next couple days so I can continue to take measurements for the brackets.

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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 09:54:40 PM »
Control Arms...

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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 10:12:19 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: No more open-open
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »
Great job, John!   :clap