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Old 08-24-2015, 06:33 PM
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New JK modifications for capability

What modifications do you all recommend in order to maximize the capability of a new JK rubicon? I tend to go out off road and on rocks about once or twice a week, and I was wondering what you all thought should be the first things I should do to increase capability.

I am kinda tempted to get Bushwhacker flat-top flares and try to get to 35" that way to keep the center of gravity low.

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For rocks I would recommend a small lift along with the 35s. Armor, steel bumpers, HD diff covers and regear to get your crawl ratio back. 4.56 would be good for 35s.

Recovery gear is a good choice as well.

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What he said, a small lift and bigger tires. I wheeled it stock with unlimited springs for just over a year. It went everywhere I wanted, but now I've got the RK 2.5 and it gave me just enough to clear 35s with stock fenders with some bump. Really happy I didn't go any higher right now and it takes me places I didn't know I wanted to go. As mentioned above, eventually I plan to re-gear, but the 4.10 does fine with the rubicon xfer case.
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Since you said Jk and not JKU I'm assuming you have a 2 dr. I'm running a leveling kit with flats and 315/70/17s. I'm getting ready to address the gearing issue and at least C gussets.
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I am planning on a 4 door JK. Would you recommend steal bumpers first or a lift and 35's first, if I were to do this process in stages?

What recovery equipment besides a tow strap, high lift, shovel and axe do you recommend?
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I am planning on a 4 door JK. Would you recommend steal bumpers first or a lift and 35's first, if I were to do this process in stages?
IMO it doesn't matter. Personally I went bumpers/rock rails then a month later lift/tires. But that was a parts back order thing more than a decision

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What recovery equipment besides a tow strap, high lift, shovel and axe do you recommend?
D rings & strap are my everyday carry items. Then there's the wheeling tub with fire extinguisher, tools, compressor, flashlight, gloves, zip ties etc.

Tree saver & snatch block are on my list to get. I'm adding a hi lift & rotopax in a month or so. To me loppers have been more useful than an axe. Maybe both?
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Are C gussets needed for the D44 front axle?

What compressor do you have, Blue Baby Sound?
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Are C gussets needed for the D44 front axle? What compressor do you have, Blue Baby Sound?
IMO depends on tire size and what kind of wheeling you do. 35s plus, if u wheel, Cs are good insurance. 37s plus even if you don't wheel are a good idea.

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