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Old 12-27-2015, 04:01 PM
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JTPhoto JK BRUTUS build.

2008 JKU Sahara. One of few Black and Khaki factory original colors. purchased in March 2008. Factory tow pkg with LSD rear originally had 3.73 gears. Currently 224,567klm and my daily driver.

- 2.5" TeraFlex Budget Boost with RK 3.5" springs upfront to replace the factory springs and spacers
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- Smittybilt X2O 12Kcomp winch
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- Custom built HLI rock sliders.
- Mopar JK D44HDJ8 front diff housing with 30spline OX locker, 5.38 Yukon gears.
- Bushwacker Flat fenders
- 37x12.50x17 Pitbull Rockers
- 17x9 ProComp Xtreme Alloy 7069 wheels.

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This spring before front diff and rock sliders were done....
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Really like ur jeep Jeff!!!
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Really like ur jeep Jeff!!!
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The new JK D44HD/J8 build just before we put it under Brutus. OX locker with electric actuator (in cab). 5.38 Yukon Gears.
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Does this make our Jeeps brothers??
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Does this make our Jeeps brothers?? Great job!
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A little mud flap action today to help keep the salt spray down. Factory mudflaps trimmed and added to the bottom of the Bushwacker flat flares.
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Hood decal applied last spring. And working it around the snorkel.
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A little mud flap action today to help keep the salt spray down. Factory mudflaps trimmed and added to the bottom of the Bushwacker flat flares.
I have to install some kind of mud flap as well now with the bushwacker flat fenders....
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Well that little piece of mudflap worked quite well. So far so good.
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A little comparison.. From then and the June 2015

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tire comparison stock - 35" Pitbull (old) - 37" pitbull (New)

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For the OX locker I went with tthe electric actuator rather then full on mechanical or air. The actuator is weather sealed and capable of being mounted out in the elements, however, I decided to mount the actuator under the dash out of the elements and where i could hear it engaging..
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The Beast .. Mopar Performance D44HD/J8 PN# P5160036






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Looks great and really capable off road I bet.
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Looks great and really capable off road I bet.
Thanks. Yes it is awesome both on and off road.
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Time for an oil change. 230,000klm and still going strong.
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Nice build , man! I have an '11 four door that I am about to regear to Yukon 5.13s with an electric actuated OX rear locker. Mine is the 42RLE auto on 37" KO2s . How , after some time, have you come to feel about the gear ratio and locker? I think OX are underrated and I am going with them due to durability and the 'drive-away' lock option. The gearing choice is obvious over my stock 4.10. I appreciate any info on your long-term usage and opinion or advice. What rear axle shafts did you choose? Yukon, right?
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Seriously an amazing build! Comparable to stock Dana's your axle are a BRUT! Sorry for the pun!
That was Brutal!

Seriously... I'm not sure how many people know the difference between stock and aftermarket items. I love the pics of the wheels. If you still have your old Dana's post a side by side picture of what you have now with them. I was thinking about running 37's before I did the gear swap in my jeep. A stock axle seems way to weak to to handle such a monster tire.

I'm looking forward to making my last jeep payment. Axle swaps will be my first mod!

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Nice build , man! I have an '11 four door that I am about to regear to Yukon 5.13s with an electric actuated OX rear locker. Mine is the 42RLE auto on 37" KO2s . How , after some time, have you come to feel about the gear ratio and locker? I think OX are underrated and I am going with them due to durability and the 'drive-away' lock option. The gearing choice is obvious over my stock 4.10. I appreciate any info on your long-term usage and opinion or advice. What rear axle shafts did you choose? Yukon, right? Thanks!
So far I'm at about 20,000klm on the new gears and front OX locker. I went with 5.38 Yukon gears due to size and weight of the Pitbulls. Turned out to be a good choice for me.
The OX works flawless. I highly recommend it to everyone.
I am running stock rear axle shafts but will be upgrading to Ten Factory this spring.
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Seriously an amazing build! Comparable to stock Dana's your axle are a BRUT! Sorry for the pun! That was Brutal! Seriously... I'm not sure how many people know the difference between stock and aftermarket items. I love the pics of the wheels. If you still have your old Dana's post a side by side picture of what you have now with them. I was thinking about running 37's before I did the gear swap in my jeep. A stock axle seems way to weak to to handle such a monster tire. I'm looking forward to making my last jeep payment. Axle swaps will be my first mod! Great Thread! Subscribed! 5 STARS! Jase
Thanks Jase. Stock front Dana30 is gone but I am still running the factory rear D44.
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So much for crown auto front axles. Snapped them both on Saturday while winching myself out of the ditch at a slow crawl.
RCVs on the way.
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FYI for anyone changing axle seals. The newest Mopar upgrade seal is Mopar PN 68304271AA. Much heavier then the previous seals. the original 5014852AB for 2007-12 then updated in 2013 to same PN# but AC (5014852AC) instead of AB . The AC is a 2 piece seal as is the new upgraded 68304271AA. They are all interchangeable..
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Snapped both Crown Auto axles off just before the splines. It Took out the axle seals and carrier side bearings are in poor shape. Cleaned all up, replaced carrier bearings and all back together with new RCV axles. Here is the carnage. Bearings were cut off, that's why they are in pieces. Ends of the axle shafts shattered into pieces.
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Great work!! I'd like some RCVs, jealous of yours
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Great work!! I'd like some RCVs, jealous of yours
It will definitely be worth the money in the end. No more UJoints to worry about.
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What a great looking ride you have definetly added to my wish list
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Thanks guys. It's all coming together. Always something new to add or upgrade.

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