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Thanks everyone for the warm welcoming!

Jeep should be back and running this week!

On the hunt now for either a 29 Spline Chrysler 8.25 rear, or ideally a Dana 44 for the XJ to replace my Dana 35.
Ever thought about an 8.8? Same strength as a 44 and rear disc brakes too.
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Semi mock up of completed axle. Resprayed, every seal and bearing replaced, outer axle tube seals (not pictured) and LockRight locker installed on the D30! Ready for install

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Reinstalled the carpet after a thorough cleaning. While it was out I soundproofed/insulated most of the floor with a foil-type insulator and spray adhesive (no picture unfortunately)
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Ever thought about an 8.8? Same strength as a 44 and rear disc brakes too.
Solid option. Have limited access to a welder to weld the shock mounts and leaf spring perches unfortunately. But definitely an idea!
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Just saw this.....
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EDIT:

Divided the last 2 numbers stamped on the ring gear 39 11, and divided them (39/11 = 3.5454). So rounded up its 3.55, which is stock gearing. Thanks!

Need some advice - opened up a D30 axle and saw this stamped on the ring gear (488). Am I correct in saying that this is 4.88 ratio? If it was standard as I was told it would be stamped with 3.55?

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Got the axle back under the Jeep. Had a slight issue of realigning my adjustable track bar from Rubicon Express, hence it still being on the axle stands. Ran out of time as I had to get back to school! Will be working on it this week. I am also still waiting for my CavFab upper adjustable control arms which were ordered almost 2 months ago!

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Replaced my center console switch panel to Carling style switches, to run my LED's in the front bumper and electric engine fan
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Coming along nicely.

Are you planning to take out the rear seat after mounting your high lift there? I don't see how it could fit with seat down & no modification.
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Coming along nicely.

Are you planning to take out the rear seat after mounting your high lift there? I don't see how it could fit with seat down & no modification.
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No I plan on keeping my rear seat. Yes - you have to remove the center hump (either cut and weld new flat piece) or hammer a section down as far as I understand
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No I plan on keeping my rear seat. Yes - you have to remove the center hump (either cut and weld new flat piece) or hammer a section down as far as I understand
Looking forward to see how it works out. I've been tying mine to the back of my rear seat with bungee cords for years.
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Picked up a Chrysler 8.25 straight out of a 97 XJ (170 000 Miles, Factory limited slip!) for a good deal. Thanks to fellow XJ’er Dave from Cottonwood, AZ. Will be doing a bench rebuild on it (bearings, seals, repaint) and a caliper swap. Not in urgent need so will be done in a while!
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