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96 Jeep Grand Cherokee
My sergeant Got me a hook-up at a local scrap yard everything in the below pics for 50 bucks...im stoaked
Dana 30 3.73 Open Differential

Keeping Coils Being the line up perfectly with my factory 2wd coil Buckets in my frame..running a 4 link front

Jeep Steering Box

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Explorer 8.8 With Disks (already Installed)
1500 Chevy Rear Lift Springs

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Swap Begins This Coming Up Weekend..
Looking to get about 5-8 inches of lift is my goal
My Sergeant Builds Jeeps and is the mastermind behind this project all direction will be given from him and i will help perform and to make everything right..im not cutting corners i want this build to be solid and being i don't go offroad much is the reason i chose the dana 30 over the 44 and also my current wheel/tire will work with this axle..

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what are you wanting to run in the rear?
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Right on man !

I thought you had a waggy d44???

and that d30 has cv's.. yuck
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this should be interesting.

idk how you will ever mount a jeep box in there but more power to ya
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this should be interesting.

idk how you will ever mount a jeep box in there but more power to ya
my sergeant assures me that the jeep box will work so im trusting him..i told him about the toyota box and he told me to just use the jeep box...
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Right on man !

I thought you had a waggy d44???

and that d30 has cv's.. yuck
i have that aswell but dont want to spend the money to change my wheels and tires right now so i decided to use a dana 30...my truck is a pavement queen with the exception of a few small mud holes...
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Why sas a pavement queen?
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has he even looked? there is a big ac compressor right there and a large radiator line, not to mention the radiator, motor mount, etc...
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Why sas a pavement queen?
well its mine..i want 4wd again would be nice to have 4wd when you need it..so thats the reason im sas the street queen...
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has he even looked? there is a big ac compressor right there and a large radiator line, not to mention the radiator, motor mount, etc...
we looked at it i questioned him i will take a picture of where he is thinking of putting it..
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yeah im not trying to argue it. i just dont think it will work.

i have looked into this myself for clearance issues and i have no clue how it would ever work.
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yeah im not trying to argue it. i just dont think it will work.

i have looked into this myself for clearance issues and i have no clue how it would ever work.
im scratching my head aswell..but like i said he builds jeeps and assures me that that box will work...if not 1 mile down the road sits a yard with the yota box and shaft i need..
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hey im not knocking it man, im really anxious to see it done. You do great things to your truck, hell you did a complete frame swap !

Keep up the good work man !!!!!!!
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im with zach on the box -- coming from another guy that has done the swap..the yota box is TIGHT..Ill be looking to see this install

also what are you going to run in the rear?
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im with zach on the box -- coming from another guy that has done the swap..the yota box is TIGHT..Ill be looking to see this install

also what are you going to run in the rear?
the rear is a explorer 8.8 4.10ls which is already installed...im going to put lift chevy springs in the rear so i wont have to use blocks...like i said if it dont work we will ride a mile down the road and pick-up the yota box and shaft..

i will regear the front when i get the driveshaft made main focus now is installing everything and then working the kinks if any then i will get the front shaft made and buy a 4.10 gear set
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guys please dont clog up my thread with usless chatter or pics...thanks
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the rear is a explorer 8.8 4.10ls which is already installed...im going to put lift chevy springs in the rear so i wont have to use blocks...like i said if it dont work we will ride a mile down the road and pick-up the yota box and shaft..

i will regear the front when i get the driveshaft made main focus now is installing everything and then working the kinks if any then i will get the front shaft made and buy a 4.10 gear set
Ive got explorer 8.8 with 4.88s with procomp lift springs.. that would be NICE under the truck :)
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Sweet solid axle swap swap.

Subscribed. Interested to see it work out.
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Ive got explorer 8.8 with 4.88s with procomp lift springs.. that would be NICE under the truck :)
yea but that cost alot of money..lol i got my explorer rear for 125 and my entire front assembly in the bed of my truck for 50 bucks..lol
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decided to go leafs in th front..dont know what springs im going to run...cleaned up the axle this weekend and removed everything from it and cleaned it in a parts washer
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very interested to see how this works out.
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Finally Got Some Progress mr plasma cutter and myself had some fun
i cut off all the bracketry off the axle so i can run leafs..
next weekend i will be grinding down all the welds smooth from the brackets
next weekend i will hopefully be aquiring the leafs, perches and hopefully some leaf mounts
steering is still a question

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dont forget about the one top of that diff...
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dont forget about the one top of that diff...
that one is not coming off its part of the differential and im just going to leave it..if it were welded on i would cut it off but its one piece with the pumpkin so im just going to leave it
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