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post #1 of 30 Old 11-26-2018, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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We received in a 2012 JKUR. We've nicknamed it IronMan Jr. on account of it likeness to our sales manager's JK. It's gonna be a big build...stay tuned....







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Rebel Off Road Axle Assurance Kit: Sleeves, gussets, skids


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factory bracket reinforcement


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post #4 of 30 Old 12-07-2018, 09:46 AM
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Did you rotate the Cís? Why sleeved instead of truss?
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Did you rotate the Cís? Why sleeved instead of truss?
X2 on sleeves. Why?
They don't help, my experience, I went that route.
The Artec truss did help.

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X2 on sleeves. Why?
They don't help, my experience, I went that route.
The Artec truss did help.
We didn't rotate them. Per the customer's request, the front got sleeves and rear got a truss.

We use sleeves as opposed to a truss typically on the front, they do help, our experience.

When it comes to sleeves vs trusses, there' s benefits and risks to both. Everybody has their preferences
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Everyone does have a preference.
For instance, I prefer my axle housings not to bend.
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And reasonable caster.
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Everyone does have a preference.
For instance, I prefer my axle housings not to bend.
Us too! That's why we offer an axle reassurance kit. Sleeves, gussets and skids!
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Enlighten me on going with coil overs? Seems like over kill for a street/trail rig.

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I am missing the coil over choice also. Long arms and coil overs mean WOT off road and with a stock diff housing it doesn't sound like a recipe for success.
What is the difference (for your customer) in price for you to mod a stock housing as opposed to swap internals into a Currie or Dyna?

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I was recently talking with my mechanic. He does Hammers and a lot of rock bouncing. Anyways, I am in a position to be able to do anything, and he knows how often I break stuff, which is frequently. His recommendation to me was to keep the housing, which is trussed and gusseted, and upgrade the internals, because i am more likely to break the internals than bend an axle housing. I guess it is personal choice, and what snake oil you want to take, but for me, I think it made sense. Just as a point of reference, when we were discussing it, we discussed, Currie 60ís, which I really wanted, Dynatracs, Dana Ultimateís and Junkyard 60ís, and talked about the pros and cons of each. So, itís RCVís front, with Reid knuckles, and G2 gold in back, along with the 5.13 gears I am already running, all in the stock housing that has an Artec truss. I guess I am going to trust the upgraded internals to take care of me.
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I am missing the coil over choice also. Long arms and coil overs mean WOT off road and with a stock diff housing it doesn't sound like a recipe for success.
What is the difference (for your customer) in price for you to mod a stock housing as opposed to swap internals into a Currie or Dyna?
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Enlighten me on going with coil overs? Seems like over kill for a street/trail rig.
We've discussed the benefits of coilovers in our previous JK thread. Plenty of people wanted to argue and debate. Coilovers are more functional. Period.

[They don't race hammers on coil/sprung rigs do they?]

More so, especially for this particular JK, the customer saw our sales manager's JK (IronMan) and said, "I want that." We said, "You got it." What's more to understand?
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[They don't race hammers on coil/sprung rigs do they?]
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[They don't race hammers on coil/sprung rigs do they?]

There also not daily drivers or street legal either. But if you have that kind of disposable money, why not.

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I am not arguing or debating I just asked a question. Apparently I didn't read the other coil over thread. If a person wants coil overs because they look cool then that is a reason I cannot debate.
You didn't answer the question about diff upgrade pricing.

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I am not arguing or debating I just asked a question. Apparently I didn't read the other coil over thread. If a person wants coil overs because they look cool then that is a reason I cannot debate.
You didn't answer the question about diff upgrade pricing.
Having a hard time deciphering what your question actually is. Are you asking the price difference in reinforcing a factory axle versus swapping factory internals to an upgraded housing?

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I guess the question is why would a person sleeve and gusset a stock housing when there are better aftermarket D44 housing available. Obviously it is because of cost. After a customer pays you to reinforce their stock housing how much more would it have been for them to pay you to upgrade to a better housing.

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I guess the question is why would a person sleeve and gusset a stock housing when there are better aftermarket D44 housing available. Obviously it is because of cost. After a customer pays you to reinforce their stock housing how much more would it have been for them to pay you to upgrade to a better housing.
If we understand correctly,

Reinforcing a factory 44 housing with our axle assurance kit is around $1000; swapping factory internals to a Teraflex, Currie, or Dyna 44 can run upwards of $3500-- assuming we're talking about purchasing a brand new housing for use. (price estimates include parts AND labor)

Our axle assurance kit is for the moderate wheeler that wants extra peace of mind and the hardcore wheeler that is saving for 60's or 70's.
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We've discussed the benefits of coilovers in our previous JK thread. Plenty of people wanted to argue and debate. Coilovers are more functional. Period.


The stupid is strong with you, isnt it?

There was no discussion. I presented legit arguements and your response was "because the customer wanted it". Great explanation..... You should be proud!


Care to explain to me why the front coilover has a compression adjuster on the resivoir? In a *properly setup* coilover/bypass shock arraingment the coilover is used strictly as a coil carrier and has little to no valving in it. The bypass shock has the valving in it and controls motion. So what's going on with that setup?
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Ya may want to ask Acutune why they put valving into C/O's with bypass shocks before you post that again.
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SLOPOKE693 I know nothing about coilovers, but I see irony in a guy who can't spell calling someone else stupid.

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The stupid is strong with you, isnt it?

There was no discussion. I presented legit arguements and your response was "because the customer wanted it". Great explanation..... You should be proud!


Care to explain to me why the front coilover has a compression adjuster on the resivoir? In a *properly setup* coilover/bypass shock arraingment the coilover is used strictly as a coil carrier and has little to no valving in it. The bypass shock has the valving in it and controls motion. So what's going on with that setup?
If there is no valving or adjustability in the C/O, then what you have is a very expensive coil/shock set up...

There is a compression adjuster in the front C/O's on our DSS so that our customers can adjust the rate at which their C/O's compress. The additional triple-bypass shocks in our DSS are designed and valved to supplement the C/O at high speeds. Our DSS kit is designed for people that want to go from rocks straight to the desert.

We are very happy with how us and King have valved the suspension, thanks for the input.
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Front DSS Kit all setup: 2.5 c/o + 2.5 triple bypass



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