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post #1 of 5 Old 01-25-2014, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep coming soon, last min questions before build

I'll start by saying I have done research prior to posting this.

My plan is to buy a 2012ish 2dr jk here soon and plan to build it will all the good stuff very soon after.

My main question is regarding gearing, now I am going to regear and understand the costs etc for 35's. But what about bearings, brakes, other axle parts that are strained due to larger tires? Mainly, do ya'll upgrade anything else in the axle area besides having a shop swap gears?

The lift will be a BB and flat fenders if that changes anything. Primary use will be DD and expedition rig, so mild to moderate level trail use etc.


Edit: it will not be a rubicon, it will be a sport or "x" model
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I'll start by saying I have done research

My plan is to buy a 2012ish 2dr jk and build it will all the good stuff

The lift will be a BB


At any rate, you do not HAVE to change or upgrade anything. You CAN. Aftermarket axles, Trusses, C gussets, diff cover, knuckles, brakes, ball joints, steering components etc... all of that CAN be upgraded on your axle(s) but you don't HAVE to. Many run it till breaks and then upgrade, some find based on use, they never have to upgrade anything its really a personal journey.
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If its an automatic and you can get one with 4.10's in it (optional w/ the 3.6L even w/ the Rubicon package) you probably won't have any real need to regear for 35's. Even my gutless 3.8L and junky 42RLE are doing just fine with 4.10's and metric 35" equivalents (like a 34.5). Don't get me wrong, its sow, but it drives just fine.

I've been running for 5,000 miles on my 2008 with metric 35's and 4.10's in CO. I haven't broken anything but I did sleeve my front axle just to play it safe. I also plan on installing Artec trusses and upgrading to the Synergy ball joints when mine wear out.

Mine is also a daily driver and used for more "expedition" type wheeling. Mild to moderate trails and loaded up for taking the family camping. I'm running a 2.5" RE lift that has settle down to barely over and inch of lift and flat flares.

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Dutch, I am from Texas, but on your build thread is also where I have taken my built sierra up as well. Its an awesome area to explore.

It seems like sleeves and c-gussets are the other two wallet friendly upgrades to save major components from being damaged. Thank ya'll for the help!

If anyone else has advice, id love to hear it!
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At any rate, you do not HAVE to change or upgrade anything. You CAN. Aftermarket axles, Trusses, C gussets, diff cover, knuckles, brakes, ball joints, steering components etc... all of that CAN be upgraded on your axle(s) but you don't HAVE to. Many run it till breaks and then upgrade, some find based on use, they never have to upgrade anything its really a personal journey.
lol I understand all the good stuff to some may not be a BB but since itl be a 2012, im trying to save myself from drive shaft issues. I plan on putting fox or bilstien shocks to attempt to make up for it.
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