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Old December 27th, 2020, 09:33
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My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

A project that keeps the projects going.

Been plagued by metal transmission cooler lines on my pickup.. been cutting sections out for a couple rears and clamping in rubber trans rated line.
Finally took the plunge and replacing it all.
I've been taking care of her since 150k hoping to see to 500 and beyond she's at 350 now.

At harbor freight i found this clamp. And man its amazing I dont have drill press . Going to do a line if holes around my bench border and get about 100 more clamps. There 9bucks.

Gears are due here tomorrow grizzly seems to be lost or on vacation. Was thinking about pulling jeep in and tearing 8.25 down. Mainly so I can make the backlash adjuster tool I havent found one to buy or even what its called. Figure ill trace it on some 1/2" just cut the hex out and weld something long on it.

And to stay off topic even more ive measured dana30 Cs and corporate 10bolt Cs and what im finding doesn't seem to jive with what I've read on forumns.
If I get bored today I may see if the 10bolt knuckles go on the 30. If they do its am easy swap to chevy brakes hubs and outer stub. For some the downfall would be going 8lug for me spacers on the 8.25 fixes it and h1 bead locks with 37s are semi cheap

This would require a steering track bar rework. I ran a steering arm on the machined 10bolt knuckle.

Maybe I better see how gears go


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Old December 27th, 2020, 13:53
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I have heard, but cannot confirm (I read it on the innerweb, so it must be true) that the Dana 30 axle nuts themselves can be turned into the requisite tool for use on the 8.25" differential. IOW, if you weld a pair of D30 axle nuts to the ends of a couple pieces of DOM you will theoretically have the tool you are looking for. Rumor has it that it is worth making two, although you could theoretically get by with just one. Two makes it easier.

And yes, trans cooler lines are one more strike against slushboxes. Last year I replaced those on my Suburban, and this year on the '97 ZJ. Oil cooler lines are just like them. Just one more PITA.
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Old December 27th, 2020, 19:56
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Sweeet i have a few dana 30s laying around. Will definitely try out the nuts. As im reading im thinking wtf nuts is he talking about that are that big.

4 ish years ago I put some money in my 47re, absolutely a game changer in pickup diesel world.

I haven't picked up a extra set of bearings yet. Starting feel the money crunch on this endeavor.
Thinking if I can get bearings off without cutting them im setting up with them. Assuming if I set up on the tight side new bearings will open that up alittle bit.

Klover creek falls near Glenn's ferry

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Old December 27th, 2020, 20:23
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The axle nuts...36mm IIRC.
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Old December 28th, 2020, 04:57
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Yeap, a vw gland nut also works (36mm).
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Old December 28th, 2020, 08:48
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Sweeet i have a few dana 30s laying around. Will definitely try out the nuts. As im reading im thinking wtf nuts is he talking about that are that big.

4 ish years ago I put some money in my 47re, absolutely a game changer in pickup diesel world.

I haven't picked up a extra set of bearings yet. Starting feel the money crunch on this endeavor.
Thinking if I can get bearings off without cutting them im setting up with them. Assuming if I set up on the tight side new bearings will open that up alittle bit.

Klover creek falls near Glenn's ferry

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Old December 29th, 2020, 08:01
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Thanks jeep ride.

Started tearing into it last night even though grizzly is nowhere in site.

Bought a press though using everywhere tool to pull bearings off carrier.

Current backlash is 22

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Old December 31st, 2020, 10:14
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Old January 2nd, 2021, 23:37
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rear. Set up. I took it apart so many times.
Finally crushed the sleeve and rolling with it after learning more.

Check it out closer tomorrow and maybe run it on Jack stands for awhile


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Old January 3rd, 2021, 09:14
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Re: My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

how was it to adjust the backlash? I might have to pull mine for inspection. Looks like you used the axle hub nuts, Did they fit without issue?

Nice job! your going to love the power return.
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Old January 3rd, 2021, 10:47
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So I can't leave well enough alone. Pattern is running towards the inside of ring gear. Backlash is set at 6 . Even with backlash at 10 it still runs towards tge inside maybe just slightly better.

Last night I button it up decided to call it good. Today ill move the pinion away. Just how much lol. Im thinking just just a fuzz .

I never took a picture drive sides on coast side is out opening lash up does help but not near enough to also stay in the 6 ball park.

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Old January 3rd, 2021, 10:54
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Dana 30 nuts worked well. No complaints specially for free.

Backlash is super easy. After a few hundred times adjusting im starting to figure it out.
Also learned snug carrier caps is bad. First time I got it perfect. Tourqed caps to spec and had zero backlash
I set backlash at 6 with 150lbs of preload on passenger side bearing 100 on driver. Im guessing 100 because I did final lash setting passenger side to 150 loosening driver slightly

Sorry just noticed you replied.
Kinda drained today will head out and start tearing it down again

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Old January 5th, 2021, 22:28
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Ugh this is going to be a month process.
Got nipped a inner pinion bearing for the 30.
Drug my feet alittle starting this project wasn't 100% sure the grizzly locker was actually coming it was back orderd through yukon.

Grizzly tree ohh grizzly tree wheres your pinion bearing

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Old January 9th, 2021, 13:09
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Offcourse I took on a weekend project because tracking said bearing wouldn't show till Tuesday

Button this trailer repair up and get to start setting d30 gears

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Old January 11th, 2021, 21:32
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Was hoping to hit 70-75 at 3000 but this will work. Picture is in 5th

Thing feels amazing. It climbs at an idle very steep will almost die but somehow doesn't.

I think this was the better option over a 231/231 doubler or black box. Withocker cost would have probly been about the same as a black box.

Seems to be higher rpm then what the gear calculator are suggesting. Should work well getting to and from the trails. But I guess it won't go 80 on the freeway anymore.

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