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Old 12-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Picked up an LJ, opinion needed.

Well I have been in a YJ for a While now but have been eyeing LJ's for some time, anyway the question is, I want to go to 37's with a rock krawler 3.5" long arm and a 1" bodylift, my buddy is selling his JK dana 44's, tubed and gusseted, e-lockers, stock 4.11 gears ,plus rims and tires(37"s) for $2800, its going to be a little work but is it worth it ? because I know the jk 44's are supposed to be alot stronger than the tj/lj.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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I feel like a noobie asking this, but what's an LJ? A TJ with a larger back seating/trunk area?

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:57 AM   #3
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I feel like a noobie asking this, but what's an LJ? A TJ with a larger back seating/trunk area?
yup, longer wheelbase to accommodate just what you said
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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If your LJ is a Rubicon... You have 44's already, with selectable lockers and 4.11's. Just lift it and upgrade as needed... stock 44's on 37's need love to last...
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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it s a rubicon, but i know the jk axles are stronger and im not always the smartest with the skinny peddle
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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JK Rubicon 44 axle tubes have a reputation for bending even under moderate use with larger than stock tires, many recommend gusseting at least. My opinion is JK Rubicon 44 axles are not an improvement over TJ Rubicon 44 axles. FYI I have been running the TJ Rubicon 44's upgraded with Superior shafts with 37's and have not broken anything yet. I am somewhat careful with the throttle, but it has worked for me so far. I'm sure there's a core group of JV guys who would scoff at my setup, but so be it.

Just noticed you said your buddy's are tubed and gusseted, that makes them pretty good. Think about shafts.
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You can always tube your 44's and gusset them yourself..... and shafts.... save some of that $2800

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