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Old 07-31-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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Axle upgrades

Ok I think I have decided to go another way with a build of mine but i just want to ask a few questions about going to a Dana 60.

My Jeep 2004 Wrangler Rubicon
Currie Antirock, Teraflex 4in Long arm 35in Km2

I just happen to have two Dana 60's sitting under a truck of mine and I really only want to go up to 35 inch tires "eventually go bigger" so im basically just getting at the idea of this and cant decide what axles to use but I want to have my jeep sitting on 35's with 4.5+ inches of travel long arm with coil over shocks also out boarded in the rear.

1. Can the I6 4.0 handle the Axle
2. Should I hi Steer the front axle
3. Do I need to stretch it or should I? Example the Gen Right kit
4. Do I have to go 4 or 3 link?

Any Information would be great, thank you.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:48 AM   #2
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If you only want to go 35's then there is no need to swap axles. Rubicon's come with 44's and lockers. (unless you have a pile of money laying around, or have access to the money tree) me, I just have a money

The 60's are huge and eat up a lot of ground clearance, the 4.0 will handle it, and I honestly don't know the answers to 2,3,4.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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I am, by no means, an expert on anything Jeep related. But, my immediate thought is this- you're could lose ground clearance with the size of the D60 pumpkin running 35" tires. I would think you need to run something like 40" tires for that pumpkin to sit "high enough" to be beneficial. Again, I could be wrong.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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For 35's no reason to do d60' stated u lose significan ground clearance. I run 35's with hpd30 and d44.....and i could comfortably go up to 37's with the setup if i wanted to.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:03 AM   #5

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You need to stretch the rear for a 60, should run at minimum 37s with a shaved 60 for it to make sense as far as ground clearance. Yes your jeeps drivetrain can handle it. Steering and suspension link type is up to you. IMO stick with the axles you have.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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Sweet thanks for the info. It was just a thought, like i said I kinda just have the axles and a bit of time on my hands. I appreciate the input.

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