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post #1 of 22 Old 07-06-2010, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Unavailable options for axles?

We've had the ProRock 44 out for a while now and we're currently checking into building a new 'standard' version that would address the caster issues JK owners face with a lifted rig. So aside from that......

Are there options or features you'd like but can't currently get on a PR44 or 60? Front or rear? Are there options out there you want but NOBODY builds? The JK world is moving very fast and the aftermarket still has some catching up to do. What could we build that would well suit the JK owner that isn't currently considered?
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post #2 of 22 Old 07-06-2010, 02:34 PM
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Weld a trackbar bracket on the front with multiple holes like the one Poly Performance has out. That way if you're going the high steer route it's there, if not you trim it down if you're worried about it hitting the frame.
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I second the front trackbar mount. I have the ProRock and I had to fab up my own bracket because nothing aftermarket fits the ProRock housing. Those of us who want to run high steer knuckles, etc. are left trying to figure it out on our own. Multiple mounting holes for the front trackbar would be awesome!
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I second the front trackbar mount. I have the ProRock and I had to fab up my own bracket because nothing aftermarket fits the ProRock housing. Those of us who want to run high steer knuckles, etc. are left trying to figure it out on our own. Multiple mounting holes for the front trackbar would be awesome!
Poly makes one for the 3" axle tubes. Thats what I have on mine.
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Place the lower shock mounts more toward the ends of the axles so the shocks will not hit the frame during full droop on a lifted rig. I have seen a couple of Pro Rocks where the owners had to buy the Poly relocation mounts.
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Good ideas!!! Keep 'em coming.
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Coil over brackets w/ no spring pads, some sort of bump stop

Joint on the upper arm mounts - rebuildable

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Axles are on my list but a bit far down for now....Well unless I hit the lotto or get a big raise at work.


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Weld a trackbar bracket on the front with multiple holes like the one Poly Performance has out. That way if you're going the high steer route it's there, if not you trim it down if you're worried about it hitting the frame.
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Place the lower shock mounts more toward the ends of the axles so the shocks will not hit the frame during full droop on a lifted rig. I have seen a couple of Pro Rocks where the owners had to buy the Poly relocation mounts.
Both of these I asked for when I purchased my prorock but was told that it would cost too much to do and was not going to be offered.

How about a trade-in program.

I also think you should ship them with out ball joints and lower the price. My joints lasted about 500 miles before the prosteers went in.
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Wilwood brake setup using 5on5 bolt pattern (easy and cheaper than the "big brake shit" or SRT stuff seeing as you can already get hats in 5on5) and the same for rear with either a spot caliper or other e-brake.
Or just sell the bracketry and custom hardware with instructions like "use willwood dynalite caliper and rotor part # xxxxxxx"

Full float 60 rear, 35 spline or larger, 5 on 5 bolt pattern
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By far the two most important items here, IMO, are the front track bar mount and outboard shock mounting.

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I second the full float option although I have a feeling that you would probably provide that if someone called you up and asked for it. Maybe it would be cheaper if it wasn't a custom quote though? Kingpin knuckle options would be nice too, but to my knowledge you guys have never done those. The solution to that in my mind is to order a bare housing with tubes and brackets then weld on the Cs and king pin knuckles. It would be easier if you guys offered those things boxed up and ready to go. For the majority of users full float and kingpins might be overkill and much more costly though. With all of this it would probably stress your ability to mass produce boxed ready to go axle sets so I do not expect it to ever happen.... but still !

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I second the full float option although I have a feeling that you would probably provide that if someone called you up and asked for it. Maybe it would be cheaper if it wasn't a custom quote though? Kingpin knuckle options would be nice too, but to my knowledge you guys have never done those. The solution to that in my mind is to order a bare housing with tubes and brackets then weld on the Cs and king pin knuckles. It would be easier if you guys offered those things boxed up and ready to go. For the majority of users full float and kingpins might be overkill and much more costly though. With all of this it would probably stress your ability to mass produce boxed ready to go axle sets so I do not expect it to ever happen.... but still !

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You're right, we already have a full float option. This option is becoming more popular for a heavy JK. We offer kingpin 60's for the users that prefer them to a ball joint 60.
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A locking hub option has been requested for the 5 on 5 pattern. If you have any experience with the Warn kit that was sold for the TJ, will that small hub design suit your needs?

SpynTec is making a 5 on 5.5" kit for the JK now, is this $1,450 option cost acceptable if you had a 5 on 5 pattern?
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A locking hub option has been requested for the 5 on 5 pattern. If you have any experience with the Warn kit that was sold for the TJ, will that small hub design suit your needs?
Nope, breaking those hubs every trip couple trips out was a PITA!

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I just got my prorock 44 last night, I will be installing it on Sat, I am using AEV 3.5 9th degree suspension, I know AEv has order from dynatrac, does the relocation bracket bolt to prorock44, and do I need to make a new bracket
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One thing I've already noticed. I have JKS Swaybar quick disconnects and on the passenger side it is a royal PITA to get the bottom end of the link off. The brackets are all in the way. Don't know if there is anyway to make it work better without really weakening the bracket though.

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I know AEv has order from dynatrac, does the relocation bracket bolt to prorock44, and do I need to make a new bracket
I believe the AEV bracket mounts similar to our bracket. It uses a U-bolt to clamp to the housing. If I'm wrong please correct me, but I think removing the Dynatrac bracket & welding on something like this would work better with the flipped draglink:

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It welds to the 3" tube & moves the location of the track bar up 3".


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Another thing I noticed this evening.

There isn't a drain plug on the diff.

I know that is a minor thing but the stocker had one and it is so convenient. I doubt it takes a whole bunch of extra time to machine one.

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adjustable track bar mount, out-boarded shock location, coil-over mounts/bump pads instead of lower spring mounts, rebuildable upper joints, brake kit---all already addressed and concurr.

additional;
Different cover bolts/design (really like PSC one with sunken heads)--mangled the ones on my TJ and the stars sux
Hydraulic steering assist bracket...somewhere (cover?)
Engrave/mark caster grid (+/-X degrees) on axle/include degree gauge for adjustments and ease of install
Engrave your logo on the diff instead of glueing it (I know, petty, but I lost it somewhere and I'm sure that was a $50 item...lol!)

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