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Old 01-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #541
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Looks like my guess of smacking a rock was right. You have to be aware of where the parts are under th jeep and what they can hit.
meh, with 4 doors its going to be an issue no matter what. i destroyed my first rear ds, replaced it with after market, and had to get it retubed after like 2 trips out. its exposed as all hell on a 4d

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From the video, I'm now thinking that the light flickering makes the Jeep look more human.It's like blinking and thinking "I can't believe I'm tackling this" before running up the hill.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #543
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G2 Axle and Gear Part JKRJRB513E - JK Rock Jock Dana 60 Big Bearing Rear Axle Assembly 5.13 Ratio With Eaton E Locker
Sweet, nice upgrade How long did you run with current setup?

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Sweet, nice upgrade How long did you run with current setup?

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Since April/May. Planned on upgrading one day, but not like this. Oh well it is what it is.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #545
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Since April/May. Planned on upgrading one day, but not like this. Oh well it is what it is.
you gonna throw a dana 60 up front too? i'm jealous... nice upgrade for sure!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #546
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you gonna throw a dana 60 up front too? i'm jealous... nice upgrade for sure!
Not yet, maybe they'll last me a little longer!
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I probably missed it, but how much did it cost to do?
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meh, with 4 doors its going to be an issue no matter what. i destroyed lmy first rear ds, replaced it with after market, and had to get it retubed after like 2 trips out. its exposed as all hell on a 4d
Duh... thats why I said you have to be aware of where your parts are and what they are going to hit. I have ran 30 or so different lvl 5 of 5 trails in my 4 door and have 18, 000 miles on my Tom Woods shafts. All the other JKUs I wheel with manage to keep there shafts togher also. Sure mine dont have all the paint on them but they are still there.
Remembering the trail is harder to do in a JK since you cant see out of them as good as all other jeeps and have to remember more of the trail at a time.

Just because the shaft is more exposed is not an excuse for smashing it up. Thats like driving into a tree and saying its because your jeep is wider then other jeeps.
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Duh... thats why I said you have to be aware of where your parts are and what they are going to hit. I have ran 30 or so different lvl 5 of 5 trails in my 4 door and have 18, 000 miles on my Tom Woods shafts. All the other JKUs I wheel with manage to keep there shafts togher also. Sure mine dont have all the paint on them but they are still there.
Remembering the trail is harder to do in a JK since you cant see out of them as good as all other jeeps and have to remember more of the trail at a time.

Just because the shaft is more exposed is not an excuse for smashing it up. Thats like driving into a tree and saying its because your jeep is wider then other jeeps.
you take that back! thats the excuse I use every week!
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do you have a picture of this? is he saying the pinion bearing gave out? didnt they do your regear?

so they did a shitty install, and convinced you to buy a dana60 to fix it? i should have stayed in sales.


Man Wes that was tough to watch.
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I saw it in person.....and he gave it hell many many times. Next time you'll get it!
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Duh... thats why I said you have to be aware of where your parts are and what they are going to hit. I have ran 30 or so different lvl 5 of 5 trails in my 4 door and have 18, 000 miles on my Tom Woods shafts. All the other JKUs I wheel with manage to keep there shafts togher also. Sure mine dont have all the paint on them but they are still there.
Remembering the trail is harder to do in a JK since you cant see out of them as good as all other jeeps and have to remember more of the trail at a time.

Just because the shaft is more exposed is not an excuse for smashing it up. Thats like driving into a tree and saying its because your jeep is wider then other jeeps.
I agree. Sure, it's cool to see a bunch of money thrown at a rig, but it's not an excuse to do wheeling carelessly. Money doesn't buy experience unfortunately.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #556
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that's the right attitude to have for sure... we all learn through experience. pricey lesson, glad you're able to repair it... with a nice upgrade too!

i've sure done some stupid stuff on the trail. did on saturday. i got impatient with one obstacle, almost fell off the side of it and flopped. thank god i didn't

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Watch out zombies!

Since my jeep is down till the new Dana 60 gets in I'll have to work on exterminating zombies!
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as slow as possible... as fast as necessary.
Very well said. Been wheeling a long time and that's great advice packaged up in a nicely wrapped sentence!
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Duh... thats why I said you have to be aware of where your parts are and what they are going to hit. I have ran 30 or so different lvl 5 of 5 trails in my 4 door and have 18, 000 miles on my Tom Woods shafts. All the other JKUs I wheel with manage to keep there shafts togher also. Sure mine dont have all the paint on them but they are still there.
Remembering the trail is harder to do in a JK since you cant see out of them as good as all other jeeps and have to remember more of the trail at a time.

Just because the shaft is more exposed is not an excuse for smashing it up. Thats like driving into a tree and saying its because your jeep is wider then other jeeps.
Lol. Trees
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I agree. Sure, it's cool to see a bunch of money thrown at a rig, but it's not an excuse to do wheeling carelessly. Money doesn't buy experience unfortunately.
Choose the people you wheel with more carefully, they could have been more helpful in informing you of the damage you could have beating it like that. Especially with that taxed setup. No offense to them but experienced wheelers will help out those new to the sport and drastically increase the learning curve. Ask questions when you have them, and go to trails as a ride along or walk the trail with experienced wheelers to get some additional learning from the outside or passenger seat. Learn the art of spotting. It'll help you all around as a wheeler.

Not that you asked for input, but I thought I bounce it off you in case you wanted to consider it.

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What 'quarry' is that? Right behind the Auto Auction place on 70, down the street from 4WP?
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What 'quarry' is that? Right behind the Auto Auction place on 70, down the street from 4WP?
Nope, near rock quarry rd.
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Nope, near rock quarry rd.
Thanks, might have to check out after next weekend. Brandon's doing my ball joints, getting some strange wear on my fronts and they're do anyway. Getting those Dynatrac's, pricey for ball joints, but they're supposed to make the jeep levitate or something.
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Thanks, might have to check out after next weekend. Brandon's doing my ball joints, getting some strange wear on my fronts and they're do anyway. Getting those Dynatrac's, pricey for ball joints, but they're supposed to make the jeep levitate or something.
Cool, yeah they're doing my ball joints too while I'm waiting on the new Dana 60 to come in. Have you rode with the group of guys in Raleigh at Page/TW?
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Cool, yeah they're doing my ball joints too while I'm waiting on the new Dana 60 to come in. Have you rode with the group of guys in Raleigh at Page/TW?
I have not, I just heard through the grapevine that a group was heading out there on a regular basis. I wouldn't mind tagging along one weekend.
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Choose the people you wheel with more carefully, they could have been more helpful in informing you of the damage you could have beating it like that. Especially with that taxed setup. No offense to them but experienced wheelers will help out those new to the sport and drastically increase the learning curve. Ask questions when you have them, and go to trails as a ride along or walk the trail with experienced wheelers to get some additional learning from the outside or passenger seat. Learn the art of spotting. It'll help you all around as a wheeler.

Not that you asked for input, but I thought I bounce it off you in case you wanted to consider it.

Every wheeler is still learning IMHO!
Not sure if this was directed at me or the OP, but I agree completely. I took my stock JKUR out this past weekend - had a blast, learned a lot, and didn't break anything important.

I probably could have made it up that hill in the video too.
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Not sure if this was directed at me or the OP, but I agree completely. I took my stock JKUR out this past weekend - had a blast, learned a lot, and didn't break anything important.

I probably could have made it up that hill in the video too.
Classic Monday morning quarterback, "if I was there I would have...."! Just kidding dude, trust me I gave it as much hell as I could. There was another Rubi that day on 35's that tried and couldn't get over the rock ledge at the bottom of the hill. I learned my lesson though, next time I will fully air down and not get frustrated like I did last time. Like I said you live and learn.
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I have not, I just heard through the grapevine that a group was heading out there on a regular basis. I wouldn't mind tagging along one weekend.
Check out the Local Trail thread which will have the local Raleigh Trail link.
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Classic Monday morning quarterback, "if I was there I would have...."! Just kidding dude, trust me I gave it as much hell as I could. There was another Rubi that day on 35's that tried and couldn't get over the rock ledge at the bottom of the hill. I learned my lesson though, next time I will fully air down and not get frustrated like I did last time. Like I said you live and learn.
Haha. No worries. Without a real lift I am high centering everywhere. Also, I'm now realizing videos don't do inclines justice and it makes most look tame online.

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