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Old 08-22-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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If you had a stock 2006 swb Rubicon and $3500 to spend on mods...what would you go with. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-22-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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Guten tag mein Deutch Kollegen.....Wie gehts?

OK, I'd go with the Rubicon Express Superflex 4" Lift, 34" tires, and a winch.

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How do you plan on using your Jeep?
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good question.

4.5" Long arm, 35's. sye/cv driveshaft. regear axles. thats what i'd do...if your not wheelin a lot i would go with the dpg offroad kit. the one with the 2" or 2.5" suspension and 1.25" body (with MML) lift and the new trackbars. probably 33's and a regear. then i'd armor up if your gonna wheel.
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Scout...I'm using it for autobahn driving

for now but when I get back to the states it will be mostly a DD, but I definately don't want to go with a cheap lift in case I want to do some offroading.

I'm thinking a good offroad kit from DPG and some 33's on my stock moabs.

How wide can the tires be with those rims and no spacers...10.5?
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Scout...I'm using it for autobahn driving

for now but when I get back to the states it will be mostly a DD, but I definately don't want to go with a cheap lift in case I want to do some offroading.

I'm thinking a good offroad kit from DPG and some 33's on my stock moabs.

How wide can the tires be with those rims and no spacers...10.5?
Good luck on the Autobahn.

You're heading in the right direction. Give Dirk a call and he'll set you up with the right kit for those 33's. Also don't forget about some armor while you're at it.
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If you are not going to do any serious rock crawling and just want an expedition type vehicle, there is no need to spend money on a long arm lift. Full Traction makes a great "Economy Lift" which works great for anything but really hard core wheeling. Add a good set of shocks and your are ready to go with 33s.

I believe you can run this lift with a set of 285-75/16s on your stock Moabs. You may have to use a couple of washers behind the steering stops, but they should work just fine. I installed a 2" BB and a 1.25" BL on mine and it offroads OK for now. I do plan to install a spring lift when the warranty runs out though.

The other obvious option is to leave it stock. I had an 03 Rubicon that I wheeled fairly hard stock for 38,000 miles. A good freind of mine had a 5 inch lift and 33s on his YJ and I went everywhere he did. Maybe not quite as easy, but I always made it.

As for a vendor, call David at Northridge 4X4. His customer service cannot be beat and his prices are usually as good as you can get anywhere.

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4in Rock Krawler Long Arm and some 33s!!!
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You should hook up with Eric...I think he's in Hamburg.
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Yeah I've already talked with Eric. Hamburg is pretty far from where I am, but hopefully one day we'll be able to meet up.

Again thanks for all of the info.
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I've decided what i'm going to do first.

I'm going to get the OME Ultimate kit from DPG.

and these:

http://www.4x4rockshop.com/scripts/p...dproduct=12632

Any thoughts?
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I've been hearing great things about those tires. You should like them. I remember holding a 33 and I was in awe of how light it was compared to other tires in that same size. You will not regret the Ultimate kit from DPG. It is a great starting place with tons of room for upgrades.
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Sounds to me like you're making some solid choices. I've never heard a bad thing about those tires either. I looked very hard at them myself but they weren't offered in the size I wanted. If they did I would have bought them.
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that sounds liek an awesome plan, those tires will wear well and be great off raod as well as on, the wheels looks sick, and the lift kit will ride REALLY nice!
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If you had a stock 2006 swb Rubicon and $3500 to spend on mods...what would you go with. Thanks in advance.
Here is the path I'm trying to follow ...

armor = diffs - oil pan and transmission pan/bellhousing - steering box - rocker gaurds

upgrade steering (tie rod mostly but drag link too)

chromolly Alloy Usa axles front and rear

stronger u-joints like the Yukon Superjoints ("daily driver" friendly if you grease them regularly)

5.13 gears ***5.13s with the 4:1 and stock size tires is amazing by the way... I highly recommend it

suspension & tires

If you follow that order your jeep will be super reliable and do awesome on the trails even with the stock tires and lift.
Currently I've got all that stuff covered but with a very simple and econo suspension lift to allow for 35" tires and it works great... but I'm saving now for something better from RockKrawler.

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