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Budget Build Feedback before ordering

Hey guys, wanted to throw down a list here and get some feedback before ordering parts.

Vehicle: 2012 JKU

What I do with it currently: DD and mostly trails and desert runs to go shooting and camping.

What I want to do with it: Be able to do some intermediate trails and go to Moab.

What I won't be doing with it: Crazy shit like Murray does.

*(1)Metalcloak 3.5 ARB edition

*(5) 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers

*(1) VKS Front Stubby Bumper

*(1) JKS Quick Disco

After this, the next upgrades will be:

*Gussets and sleeves
*Regear
*VKS sliders
*Rear carrier (currently not running a rear bumper and don't care to. Maybe just chuck the spare in the back and ratchet it own if it fits)
*Front driveshaft

For wheels I'll be utilizing stock Rubi's with spacers for now unless I can find some used black aluminum wheels for around $100/piece.

Any feedback on parts or the order of planned parts to purchase would be appreciated.

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You will not need the JKS Quick Disconnects, the Metal Cloak kit comes with a set. They give you a set of safety hitch pins to disconnect them from axle and 2 brackets to pin them out of the way when wheeling.

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You will not need the JKS Quick Disconnects, the Metal Cloak kit comes with a set. They give you a set of safety hitch pins to disconnect them from axle and 2 brackets to pin them out of the way when wheeling.
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Sorry, my mistake. I see you are looking at the Dual Rate Lift kit and not the full ARB Game Changer.

The Game Changer includes these.


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Sorry, my mistake. I see you are looking at the Dual Rate Lift kit and not the full ARB Game Changer.

The Game Changer includes these.
Ha, yeah not the GC. I would like to add the rest of the Duroflex arms later though. OK, added back on the list.

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Do the gussets when you go to the 37's. Are you likely to destroy the C's if you don't do it immediately? No. Is it possible to destroy them if you put it off and then forget or keep putting it off for other mods? Yes. Better safe than sorry.
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I guess your idea of a budget build and mine are different, as that certainly doesn't come off as very 'budget' to me. Those hardware choices are good and will be enough to get you into plenty of trouble.

The only recommendation is to forget the axle sleeve. It's not an effective strength-to-weight solution. Go for a truss instead like the Artec or similar.

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Do the gussets when you go to the 37's. Are you likely to destroy the C's if you don't do it immediately? No. Is it possible to destroy them if you put it off and then forget or keep putting it off for other mods? Yes. Better safe than sorry.
Probably a good idea. I think I'll do that prior to the build.

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I guess your idea of a budget build and mine are different, as that certainly doesn't come off as very 'budget' to me. Those hardware choices are good and will be enough to get you into plenty of trouble.

The only recommendation is to forget the axle sleeve. It's not an effective strength-to-weight solution. Go for a truss instead like the Artec or similar.
Yeah, my title is just worded badly. I really mean within MY budget, so I don't have unlimited funds for this which is why I'm breaking it down into phases so to speak.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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