Well, I finally got my jeep back out of the shop. It's been a long time coming. After I trashed my Dana 30, rather than go ProRock or whatever, I decided since the tubes and housing were in good shape, that I'd just beef it up a bit. While I was at it, might as well regear too, right?
So, after much time collecting the parts I finally sent her off to get it all installed, and holy hell am I happy. I drove it in with a gutted front 30, riding on stub shafts and unit bearings.
Drove it home with new 4.88's, Offroad Evolution sleeves/c2 gussets/lca skids, BDS trackbar mount gusset, RCV shafts and finally reinstalled my Woods front shaft. I have yet to pretty it all up with a rattle can, but, here are the "just home" shots. I'll update over the weekend once it has been cleaned and painted.
I am still amazed at how much different the 4.88's feel compared to my old 3.21's. People don't lie when they say it makes a world of difference. Thanks to all of you on here for providing the reading material to help me make informed decisions. And thanks to JoePile for the carrier and Evo stuff.
SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!