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Pure Jeep Backbone or Nitro sleeves?

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Which would you do?

Pure Jeep Backbone or Nitro sleeves?

In addition to Gusseted Cs and Control arm skids.

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I went with the Artec Industries Truss system, it covers the whole axle not just the long side. Look into that. What size tires are you planning on running and what kind of trails? Bending the actual tubes are more uncommon than the Cs. But why not just go with BOTH lol.
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I went with the Artec Industries Truss system, it covers the whole axle not just the long side. Look into that. What size tires are you planning on running and what kind of trails? Bending the actual tubes are more uncommon than the Cs. But why not just go with BOTH lol.

I have my Cs done and my skids on the CA

I also have the Pure Jeep Truss.

Just wondering if I should also do the Nitro Hammer in sleeves. Honestly it doesnt look like a fun install.

I just got Nitto 37 Inch Trail Grapplers on my 2011 JKUR

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Nitro sleeves are easier than the weld in kind.

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Back bone or weld in sleeves IMO.


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I did the PureJeep truss as my main axle support. Did upper and lower C gussets and control arm skids.

I am happy with it but may have gone with the arctec if I had known about it.

I choose the outer truss frankly for the ease of install. If I was going to do an inner sleeve I would have gone with a weld in and they are a PITA to install.

I believe that the outer truss provides good support and the price and install was easy to handle.

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Screw both of those options - do the Artec truss.


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Screw both of those options - do the Artec truss.

That wasnt out when I bought the PJ Backbone.


So is the consensus I should be OK with the PJ and Cs and the skids with my 37s? As long as I dont wheel like an idiot?

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So is the consensus I should be OK with the PJ and Cs and the skids with my 37s? As long as I dont wheel like an idiot?
That's what I'm doing right now.

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That's what I'm doing right now.
What wheeling like an idiot? LOL

Cool so I can look for something else to upgrade...

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What wheeling like an idiot? LOL

Cool so I can look for something else to upgrade...
Well that and the PJ truss with C's with 37s.

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I'm doing both. I have the Nitro sleeves and gussets, along with their chromoly axles. The Artec truss should be here this week. Then it's time to get it all put on, along with the new Poly ball joints.


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i am running the pj backbone, install was pretty straight forward. i thought about doing the sleeves also but decided against it no reason in particular.

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those artec trusses look freaking cool, if nothing else.
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those artec trusses look freaking cool, if nothing else.
Yeah so cool I was bummed out I already had the PJ Backbone on my D44...

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Ordered my Artec truss and it'll be there this week....only thing I've seen that covers both sides.

Sell that PJ Truss to someone else and get the Artec

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Sell that PJ Truss to someone else and get the Artec

Where can I get one of those fancy un-welders so I can remove my PJ truss?

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same place they sell sky hooks, automatic dent pullers and left handed screw drivers.
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same place they sell sky hooks, automatic dent pullers and left handed screw drivers.
Cool, I got my lumber stretcher there.

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There are fancier ones available as well


Anyway, there is a thread on here somewhere that discusses the strength of inner sleeves vs. outers. Check the Poly Performance section of the board, I am sure that is where this has been duiscussed in length.
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So

Which would you do?

Pure Jeep Backbone or Nitro sleeves?

In addition to Gusseted Cs and Control arm skids.

And why?
I vote for Artec truss & Nitro sleeves with the addition of C gussets.
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just for the sake of discussion, add up the cost of the truss, sleeves, and the labor (if you are not doing it yourself) and see where that falls out in comparison to an aftermarket axle.

im sure it would still be a good bit cheaper, but some may want to pony up and just get the aftermarket axle and be done with it.
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just for the sake of discussion, add up the cost of the truss, sleeves, and the labor (if you are not doing it yourself) and see where that falls out in comparison to an aftermarket axle.

im sure it would still be a good bit cheaper, but some may want to pony up and just get the aftermarket axle and be done with it.

That has to be alot cheaper still

truss 100
c 75
sleeves 120

300 + install what worse case say 300.00?, 400? What is a housing go for 2200+shipping?

Thats a large difference

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Ordered my Artec truss and it'll be there this week....only thing I've seen that covers both sides.

Sell that PJ Truss to someone else and get the Artec
I wish I could unweld B I wish I could.

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