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Old 01-30-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Gussets, Sleeves, Trusses Oh My!

How many of the locals have gussets and sleeves/trusses on their Rubi Dana 44 with 35" tires?

Or, have you gone without for a period of time without issue?

Do you have sleeves or trusses?

I have 34" tires on my JKUR but the axle has not yet been reinforced and I am trying to figure out how soon I need to pursue this mod. I have read stories of axles bending from potholes on the street.

While I get out into the back country as much as I can, I am a go around kind of wheeler. I prefer not risk damage and costs trying to crawl over the biggest boulders if I can go around to get where I am going.

I drive a JKUR. Everywhere I look I see places I want to drive up, over, or through.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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The c-knuckles can open up on even stock rigs. I am gussets and sleeves.

2012 JKUR dozer clear coat 6spd
mods.. lots of mods
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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I put the Evo c-gussets on right when I got my 35's. Now that I'm running 37's I'm welding on the Artec truss in a week or two when it's not so darn cold out.

I would definitely do gussets at a minimum since they're cheap insurance to help keep your c's safe.

IMO as long as you're not overly stupid in what you're putting your rig through, I think you'd be fine with just gussets and 35's. But then there are people that do gussets, sleeves AND a truss for 35's which I think is just dumb. Pick gussets and one of the others and be done with it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Any recommendation on where to go to get the c-gussets done?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ColdAudio
Any recommendation on where to go to get the c-gussets done?
Talk to Adair at Pollard Motors/Trail Jeeps in Boulder. 303-817-9833. Tell him Tom sent you.
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