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Old 01-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #211
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The rear is fine. I would rather save for a PR 44 then dump money in my stock axle.
I honesty think most of the axle upgrades people do are overkill for what they do anyways.

The way i look at it. Caster/pinion separation on the stock housing blows and I'm running low caster for my front Ds.
I would rather save for a PR 44(with 10 degrees separation) and sell my stock axle to recoup some $$.

And yes... Contact Dave at NR. He will put together the axles for you. Obtaining new tone rings and buying complete axles let's you save the stocks for trail spares.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #212
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LOL. Did you out that one together yourself?! Wow, you rock at comedy! Ha
Lol, didn't mean to hurt your feelings there princess. Reinforcing you d30 is good but I don't think people should be lead to believe their axle will break in two from driving on dirt roads.

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LOL. Did you out that one together yourself?! Wow, you rock at comedy! Ha
Interesting... I wasn't laughing...
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #214
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[*]New gears - 3:73's might make you want to upgrade gears but they will work fine.[*]New tire carrier - Yes. Some people will swear that they have put a 35 on their stock tire carrier but eventually the sheet metal will pay the price.[*]C gussets - Yes. Just good insurance.[*]New ball joints - Obvious mixed opinions on this one. I personally didn't want to upgrade since I only had a few thousand miles on the stock joints. So far no issues but time will tell if it was a bad decision.
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derp, I meant to quote this, not Ken! Not that Ken doesn't always have super awesome insightful things to say ...

Anyway, thank you Kssting!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #215
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Lol, didn't mean to hurt your feelings there princess. Reinforcing you d30 is good but I don't think people should be lead to believe their axle will break in two from driving on dirt roads.
That's ok prancer. No harm no foul. The level you take your assumptions to knows no bounds. Keep em comin.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #216
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Has anyone had a bad experience with the TF HD tire carrier?
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Installed TF sleeves and Artec gussets over the weekend on my D44. Took me 4 hours to do both at the same time and I would call it a moderate/mid-level task if you are mechanically inclined and have a welder.

The TF sleeves can be installed without opening the diff if you are very careful. I slid a rag tied to a piece of parachute cord into each of the axle tubes to block any drill shavings from entering the housing, then fished an air hose into the tubes to blow out the cuttings and finally pulled the rag out for a final cleaning.

Gussets were easy to install too. Did not need any modification and were very well made.

Overall, for around 200 bones and 4-6 hours of labor, it is well worth it to beef up your axle housing.

I should note that I did this on a brand new 2013 JKU Rubi with 380 miles on it. So diss-assembly was easy... though I probably voided warranty on the axle.
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I just read through this whole thread and definitely feel like it is well worth it to atleast purchase and install the C Gussets as I plan on keeping this Jeep indefintely. However I just purchased my 07 JKU which already had a Skyjacker 4" lift and 35s. Based on the set up of the jeep I'm assuming its been off-road in at least mild conditions. I havent had it long enough to notice any tire wear but i know the steering isnt tracking at all. The tire camber seems fine. I'm just wondering if the C knuckles already have some warping is it worth doing the gussets?
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I just read through this whole thread and definitely feel like it is well worth it to atleast purchase and install the C Gussets as I plan on keeping this Jeep indefintely. However I just purchased my 07 JKU which already had a Skyjacker 4" lift and 35s. Based on the set up of the jeep I'm assuming its been off-road in at least mild conditions. I havent had it long enough to notice any tire wear but i know the steering isnt tracking at all. The tire camber seems fine. I'm just wondering if the C knuckles already have some warping is it worth doing the gussets?
It might be worth it just to prevent further warping. Could just be suffering from bad caster setup and worn ball joints.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #220
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35's= more $$$$ period. But I'm way ok with it. I'll happily spend the necessary $$ along the way to have them. If $$ is an issue, just stay stock, but thats not really what having a jeep is all about IMO.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #221
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It might be worth it just to prevent further warping. Could just be suffering from bad caster setup and worn ball joints.
Thats what I was thinking as far as it is still worth it to prevent further warping. Was also thinking that I would go ahead and replace the ball joints with some Synergy's or something comparable while i'm at it.

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