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Old 01-10-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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So I got my 2016 jku in the end of June, then I proceeded to get a 3.5 lift kit (Rubicon Express 3.5 suspension lift) around mid August and I was close to 3k miles, then the month after at almost 4k miles, I put on my 35 inch tires, right now I just hit 7k miles! my question is what would be the next essential upgrade for my jeep, I was thinking of regearing from 3.73 to 4.88 since i drive mostly highway and offroad once or twice a month (mostly scenic trails, nothing crazy) but idk what would be better, regearing? New driveshaft? New ball joints? Tie rod? Track bar? What would be the next best thing? Thanks and hoping to hear alot of responses ?

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:28 AM   #2
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Bumpers, rock sliders, maybe headlights.....
C gussets if not done.

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:29 AM   #3
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Gears and c gussets. Replace the other stuff as it wears.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:30 AM   #4
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Considering what you've already done, re-gearing seems like a good idea regardless of how you use the Jeep.

Beyond that... what you do next is all about what you want to get from it. If you're not doing any serious off-roading, then it sounds like what you've already done probably takes it well beyond any actual need you might have. Then again, you and I might have very different ideas about what "serious off-roading" is.

What are the short-comings that you're trying to overcome next? If you're driving over stuff that's big enough to be hitting the bottom of the Jeep then you might consider some armour. If you're driving through mud that you're worried about getting stuck in, you'll probably want a winch. If you're not getting enough attention from hipsters at the mall, then you probably need more lights. There's no right answer here.
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Bumpers, rock sliders, maybe headlights.....
C gussets if not done.
ok sounds good! I thought I would have to get something more essential so it won't break down on my daily drives
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I'll look into that! And thanks! ?
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Considering what you've already done, re-gearing seems like a good idea regardless of how you use the Jeep.

Beyond that... what you do next is all about what you want to get from it. If you're not doing any serious off-roading, then it sounds like what you've already done probably takes it well beyond any actual need you might have. Then again, you and I might have very different ideas about what "serious off-roading" is.

What are the short-comings that you're trying to overcome next? If you're driving over stuff that's big enough to be hitting the bottom of the Jeep then you might consider some armour. If you're driving through mud that you're worried about getting stuck in, you'll probably want a winch. If you're not getting enough attention from hipsters at the mall, then you probably need more lights. There's no right answer here.
Exactly, it runs a bit sluggish on the freeway so it's a bit of a hassle to step on it and getting nowhere lol so regearing seems like the nest option because I want the fuel economy back and power since I'm only getting 12mpg ? and my goal is to be able to have my jeep as my DD as well as able to conquer the Rubicon trail, even though a stock jeep could do but I want to be able have that confidence that I can do it without worrying to break things on the first mile lol so as well I'm trying buy some lockers if I regear. And we'll finally I get what your saying, I might be doing regearing, bumpers with winch and tire carrier then lockers and a stronger track bar and tie rod, thanks for your reply! Now I'm getting a good idea what I'm looking forward too for this new year, cheers!
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If you ever plan on upgrading your front axle, don't regear yet. Otherwise, if your ok with that, RWK in Yorba Linda can regear/rear locker for 1875.00 (I just got a quote the other day)
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I've been happy with my drag link/tie rod upgrades. https://steersmarts.com/products/yet...eering-linkage

At 3.5" drive shafts are a good option too.
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If you ever plan on upgrading your front axle, don't regear yet. Otherwise, if your ok with that, RWK in Yorba Linda can regear/rear locker for 1875.00 (I just got a quote the other day)
I like to explore new places and go on some trails but once I pay off the jeep (in about 4 years) I will definitely want to upgrade it as my toy to be able to do some pretty cool rock crawling, so maybe for now I'll just do a regear and I will look into that! Ima screenshot this so I can have in mind what I'm going to be quoted around at, thanks!
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I've been happy with my drag link/tie rod upgrades. https://steersmarts.com/products/yet...eering-linkage

At 3.5" drive shafts are a good option too.
Hmm I was looking Into Synergy tie rod but you have me thinking about this one now lol I went on the link and saw the video vs the competitors, I wish I knew what were the name of the other competitors
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