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Old 06-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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New Front Axle Advice Needed

I have a 2013 JKU Sport Automatic 3.73 Gears
2.5" Rock Crawler X-factor Lift
35" Duratracs

About a month after I bought the 35" tires I decided I want to go to 37" tires but I wouldn't have changed buying the 35s because at the time I couldn't afford to buy everything that I should have to run 37s.

When and if my other car sells I want to add lockers. Not sure on which ones yet but I am leaning toward Ox.

If I add the lockers I should do the gears at the same time (4.88/5.13) since the gears I will need for the 37s require a different locker.

I know the front axle housing is a weak point so I should replace that while doing everything else (liking the Teraflex so far).

Then I think I should buy new axle shafts front and rear. (not sure how big 35 spline?)

I am sure there is other stuff like heavy duty ball joints, axle bearings and other stuff I can't think of.

I like to go through mud and climb rocks but I don't mind doing it slow to protect my Jeep. I don't mind going a little overkill but I don't want to go way over what I will ever need to save money. Adding lockers seemed simple but now is growing to a large expense.

Any Advice will be appreciated. Without Labor I have added up $6500 so far and I am sure there is stuff I missed.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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I would consider a d60 and be done with it

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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If $6500 is your budget and you don't plan to go larger than 37", I'd go with a Dynatrac PR44. If you're planning to eventually go to 40", then I'd do a PR60.
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Thanks for the advice I am now researching a PR44 or maybe a PR60. I plan to stay with 37s but you know how that goes.
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If $6500 is your budget and you don't plan to go larger than 37", I'd go with a Dynatrac PR44. If you're planning to eventually go to 40", then I'd do a PR60.
This right here. We run Dynatrac's on many of our Jeeps/buggies. Never had an issue with them. We did snap an axle shaft that took out our stock balljoints. Upgraded to RCV's and their ball joints. No issues at all.

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice I am now researching a PR44 or maybe a PR60. I plan to stay with 37s but you know how that goes.
That is what I did on my personal JKU, I have had these for a while. I knew I was going to get a JK, but not sure if used etc... but after breaking Dana 30,35,44 I was done..


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Old 06-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #7
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Did you go with the PR 44 or 60?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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Did you go with the PR 44 or 60?
I went 60's F/R. Before I was in the "biz" I won a PR60!
I had a friend upgrade his rear semi-float 60 to a full float so I picked up the rear for a song.... Very lucky guy.

That being said, I have seen the guys from Nemesis Industry run sticky 40" BFG Krawlers, a big HEMI and beat on their JK with a PR44. This was from the JK Experience a couple of years back.

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Thanks for the advice I am now researching a PR44 or maybe a PR60. I plan to stay with 37s but you know how that goes.
I bought 33's and then bought 35's less than 9 months later, so yeah, I know how that goes...

I've now had my 35's for about a year and recently went from a 2.5" lift to 4", so now I'm ready for 37's. Hopefully can make myself wait another year or so. I have other mods to do in the meantime.

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