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Old 07-19-2018, 10:01 PM   #31
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IMO Black Magic brakes are a "must have" when going to 33 or 35" tires. Upgrade the tie rod too.
Hey... I got BMB on my junk and I didn't get a cap!!! What the freak! lol

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Revolution Super 35 is only available in 30 spline with lockers. That is unfortunate as their reputation is excellent and prices reasonable. Though I think you may have to buy lockers with them?

There are other chromoly axle shafts in stock 27 spline configuration. Detroit True Tracs are the best limited slip because they are gear driven so there are no clutches to wear out. You won't even notice them when driving.

You can do most trails with a stock Jeep. I might recommend doing some real wheeling first. You may find that shelf roads make you lose your lunch. Washboard doesn't count or I'd be the King of Wheeling.

Good poll.....thanks.

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Don't sink a lot of money into an axle that won't do what you want down the road. Im trying to figure out if I want to put gears in mine or go to something that is overkill.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:35 AM   #34
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the advise. So as of now here's what my priorities are looking like:
1. Currie Antirock
2. Limited slip diff in the rear
3. SYE and driveshaft
4. Metalcloak 3.5'' short arm suspension lift w/ control arms and track bars
5. 33s and 4.56 gears (Super 35 kit if I have the money)
If anyone has any other suggestions or think these priorities are out of order please share.

Given these upgrades, what kind (if any) steering upgrades will I need?

Also, what kind of general maintenance issues should I look for? Obviously checking the fluids and ball joints/rest of the suspension bushings, but anything else?
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1. Unless you're doing extreme rock crawling, I see no need for an anti-rock. I've been using sway disco's for years and IMO work fine. I do think anti-rocks are great, but not a priority.

2. I prefer a selectable, but an auto locker like a Detroit would be fine.

3. 100% agree. A wise upgrade.

4. Another good choice... or Currie or Savvy

5. 4.56 will be a tad low for 33's but is doable. With the 6sp, 1st gear will be pretty low... but over all nicer in low range.
There are some who like the duper kit. I would NOT waste my $$ on one. Duper kit + gear job and you'll be in it for about $1500 for a bandaid. A nicely built stronger rear axle can be had for about $3000 including gearing and locker.
Your front will only need re-gearing for the type of wheeling you described. A selectable front is great, but you can do a ton of wheeling with just one in the rear.

Steering upgrade is a +, but not completely necessary for 33's and moderate wheeling. Not knowing your budget, I might go with the lift, tires and SYE/CV first, save up for the gear job and rear axle. With your 6sp lower 1st gear you could temporarily run it that way.

A good winch is nice, but if you wheel in groups it is not a priority. Carry tow straps.

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the advise. So as of now here's what my priorities are looking like:
1. Currie Antirock
2. Limited slip diff in the rear
3. SYE and driveshaft
4. Metalcloak 3.5'' short arm suspension lift w/ control arms and track bars
5. 33s and 4.56 gears (Super 35 kit if I have the money)
If anyone has any other suggestions or think these priorities are out of order please share.

Given these upgrades, what kind (if any) steering upgrades will I need?

Also, what kind of general maintenance issues should I look for? Obviously checking the fluids and ball joints/rest of the suspension bushings, but anything else?
back on topic...

1. Unless you're doing extreme rock crawling, I see no need for an anti-rock. I've been using sway disco's for years and IMO work fine. I do think anti-rocks are great, but not a priority.

2. I prefer a selectable, but an auto locker like a Detroit would be fine.

3. 100% agree. A wise upgrade.

4. Another good choice... or Currie or Savvy

5. 4.56 will be a tad low for 33's but is doable. With the 6sp, 1st gear will be pretty low... but over all nicer in low range.
There are some who like the duper kit. I would NOT waste my $$ on one. Duper kit + gear job and you'll be in it for about $1500 for a bandaid. A nicely built stronger rear axle can be had for about $3000 including gearing and locker.
Your front will only need re-gearing for the type of wheeling you described. A selectable front is great, but you can do a ton of wheeling with just one in the rear.

Steering upgrade is a +, but not completely necessary for 33's and moderate wheeling. Not knowing your budget, I might go with the lift, tires and SYE/CV first, save up for the gear job and rear axle. With your 6sp lower 1st gear you could temporarily run it that way.

A good winch is nice, but if you wheel in groups it is not a priority. Carry tow straps.

All the above is IMHO>
The exact benefit of the antirock is it doesn’t matter what you are doing. My Jeep is setup the same whether out west in the mountains, driving 80mph across South Dakota or up at an off-road park in northern Minnesota on the rocks.

I hit all the trails at an off-road park last week without getting out of my LJ after the three hour drive. Unfortunately it wasn’t difficult enough to require airing down.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:21 AM   #36
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. I do think anti-rocks are great, but not a priority.
This is the key sentence.
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I added the Antirock pretty early in the build and think it was a wise decision.

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I added the Antirock pretty really in the build and think it was a wise decision.

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If you are talking about your Rubicon, I could see AR being a good addition. You already have D44s, lockers and 4.10 gears. If you start with a basically stock X, it may not have been the best choice.
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If you are talking about your Rubicon, I could see AR being a good addition. You already have D44s, lockers and 4.10 gears. If you start with a basically stock X, it may not have been the best choice.
Perhaps. It depends on how far you push that stock X. Stability is stability, regardless of what the rest of the Jeep is. I've would argue that I have benefited from that far more frequently from then I have the lockers.

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If I were going to do it all over again Id probably do a winch and bumpers first, lockers/LSDs gears second, then lift SYE and tires.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:41 AM   #41
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If I were going to do it all over again Id probably do a winch and bumpers first, lockers/LSDs gears second, then lift SYE and tires.
I'm still yet to use/need my winch.

Order of my build, gaps equal time
JW speaker headlights
Heated seats
Keyless entry doors and tailgate

Metalcloak Fenders & rockers
35" Tires
15x8" wheels

Metalcloak 3.5" lift
Antirock
Savvy tierod
Curre Currectlink
5.13's
ARB steering stabilizer

Front and Rear Metalcloak bumpers
Warn 10s Platinum

VIAIR onboard air
Spod
3 front cameras
rocklights

Trektop NX
Smittybuilt tonneau cover

The next phase starts this week
Rockjock 44 Front
RCV's
ARB air locker
Black Magic BBK 16"

Then the next step will be
Rockjock 60
Axle shafts
Savvy UA
body lift
mml
Cable shifter
Engine skid
Fuel tank skid
Tom Woods SSYE and Driveshaft

Then it will be engine, not sure what though.

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