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So i want to run 37s. I know im supposed to beef up my axles.... but in the mean time before i can mod the axles, are there any dangers on road to bust up an axle? like mashing a pothole on the highway at like 65mph? or is most of the damage going to be done off road?
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What model do you have? What axles?

I've been running 37" daily for the last 3 years.
Stock Rubi axles. No problem.
And the roads here are 100% guaranteed to be worst than yours...
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So i want to run 37s. I know im supposed to beef up my axles.... but in the mean time before i can mod the axles, are there any dangers on road to bust up an axle? like mashing a pothole on the highway at like 65mph? or is most of the damage going to be done off road?
Go for it!!! I've put over 7K lifted miles on my 2011 Rubi Unlimited W/ an auto trans, stock gears/axels and I'm running 40" MTR's... Been to a few off road parks, done a bunch of gas line running ( hill climbing ) and snow wheeling. The Jeeps got 11,500 total miles on it. I'm doing the 60's this winter with new wheels and PSC. I've had it up to 97mph on gps but I usually run it 65-75 and average 11mpg.

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What model do you have? What axles?

I've been running 37" daily for the last 3 years.
Stock Rubi axles. No problem.
And the roads here are 100% guaranteed to be worst than yours...
2010 2door Sahara. not real sure which axles they are to be honest
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Weak point number one on the front axles of both Rubicon (D44) and the rest (D30) are the outer C's and welded on gussets help eliminating that weakness.
Next weak point are the axle tubes which applies to both D44 and D30 again (axle tubes and C's are identical on D30 and D44). There are a few different ways to reinforce the axle tubes with the simplistic one being sleeves in the axle tubes.
If you are doing some wheelin that you may also want to consider upgrading your D30 axle shafts to RCV's or Chromoly shafts.
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Gussets

I am also moving up to 37" s, does anyone have pics of gussets and where to install them to beef up the housings on my D44's, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Don't even attempt it, man. It's common knowledge around this place that big tires bend axles.

Thought you knew...
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