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Old 06-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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The first round of mods is basically done.

After a couple of weekends of hard work by myself and others, this is the payoff:



On the front axle, we swapped out from 3.21 gears to 4.56, put in an Eaton E-Locker, swapped over to chrome molly axle shafts, and welded on an Artec axle truss kit.

On the rear axle, we swapped out the same 3.21 gears to 4.56, put in an Auburn Gear ECTED limited slip/locker, and swapped chrome molly shafts.

We installed a Rubicon Express 2.5" lift kit with shocks, and put some 315/70R17 Goodyear Duratrac tires on some 17x9 Mickey Thomson Classic III wheels.

Here's what it looked like before we did all the work:

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Solid improvements man. Well done.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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"Mods basically done"

Famous last words! Congrats! Great looking rig and you should have a lot of fun with that setup. Enjoy
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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"Mods basically done"

Famous last words! Congrats! Great looking rig and you should have a lot of fun with that setup. Enjoy
I said it's just the first round. I'm going to wheel it for a few years while I do mods to my other two Jeeps.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Good stuff!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:07 AM   #6
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Oh, and if you were wondering, all 5 stock tires and wheels fit in the back with the seat removed.

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Old 03-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #7
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I dig it, i just bought a white JK that I am looking to start modding. I really like the Polished wheels over the black that you see on so many Jeeps.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #8
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Looking good but wayyyyyy too clean!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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Heck of a first round! I love the peace of mind my chromo shafts in the front bring, looking to add them to the rears as well as sleeves/gussets on both. Congrats!
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:19 PM   #10
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Shoulda just bought a rubicon. Lol
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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What size were the stock wheels? I am going to pick up 5 rubi's in a couple of weeks, wonder if they'll fit like that?
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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Those wheels are sick. Thats what I''m wanting to put on my RL.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:45 PM   #13
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looks good. on to round 2. ha ha.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #14
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Nice mods, looks great!
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #15
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Nice job and quality upgrades.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:32 PM   #16
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Very Nice
I like your lic plate as well
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:01 AM   #17
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Could you tell me about the 4 lights on the front? Looking for some smallish driving lights for front of my JKU..

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