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Old 07-06-2018, 10:27 PM
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2017 2 Door Rubicon Build

So I have received just about everything I need to take a more or less stock 2017 2 door Rubicon (in gobi) to 37" tires. Here is a list of parts/mods for the build

CooperDiscoverer STT Pro 37 /12.50R17
METHOD RACE WHEELS MR105 BEADLOCK WHEEL SILVER W/ MATTE BLACK RING 17X9
Teraflex JK 2-Door 4” Lift Suspension System w/ 8 Alpine Flexarms, Track Bar, & 9550 VSS Shock (short arm)
NITRO DANA 30 / DANA 44 FRONT AXLE TUBE SLEEVE KIT
JCR Offroad*Crusader Rear Bumper*
JCR Offroad Adventure Tire Carrier
Tom Woods*Front 1310 Drive Shaft*
Tom Woods*Rear 1310 Drive Shaft*for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door
Artec Industries Front Axle Armor Kit with Factory Trackbar Bracket for Dana 44 Rubicon
Artec Industries Rear Axle Truss for Dana 44

I do plan to also acquire new ball joints before making the install (haven't decided between the dynatrac or synergy route)

One thing I'm not sure on is how well a Synergy or JKS drag link flip kit would work with my set up. Right now I'm leaning towards ordering the front trackbar relocation kit (with raised height) from Artec Industries to pair with either drag link flip kit. Thoughts?

Lastly I do plan to wheel this moderately hard. I know some axle shafts are probably going to be needed. Does anyone see anything else I may be overlooking or can offer some advice with my trackbar/drag link flip set up?

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Almost forgot, I am planning a 5.38 regear as well

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5.38? Wow.... For 37s 4.88 or 5.13 is about right.
4" is too high IMO for a 2 door, your Jeep, your call though.
You'll need a way to hold your spare.
Check out the GenII Teraflex ball joints, they're nice and less expensive than some other options.

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I'd say a big brake kit will be necessary at some point. Also, with the regearing it'd be a good idea to do either a locker or limited slip in the front and rear axles. If not, after you wheel it, the spider gears are going to tear up. They just can't handle the weight of the heavy tires. Doing it now will save you in labor since it requires the complete build up of the gears again.
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