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post #1 of 5 Old 02-18-2017, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Need some help with a few issues. I have a new wife that loves jeepin, but doesn't want her own rig. She's into the shows and trails but loves the beach scene. We do Jeep Beach every year in Daytona, and drive all 830 miles. I have a '13 JKU Rubicon on 35's with some work done. I'm pretty happy with my jeep, never left me stuck and will cruise down the highway at 75 mph getting 17 mpg. Here's the issues I'm up against. Trump won the election, my wife through a ladies jeep group in Fla finds out that Pitbull tires is doing 50% off the day the after the election. So being the always surprising woman she is, bang here's a set of 37 inch Pitbull rockers because the jeep needs to be " bigger than that rock pit'. Dilemma #1: sleeve and gusset or truss and gusset the front axle?
#2 5:13 or 5:88 for the re gear? Oh it's a 6 speed manual. Mind you I'm also now changing to flat fenders that were still about 2 years away by plans. No I won't clone her, sorry but I will appreciate her to death.
#3 only 9 weeks to complete as we are headed back to Daytona this April.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-19-2017, 08:01 AM
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First, I don't see what Trump had to do with anything haha, let's leave the wheeling forum about wheeling haha. As for building up, I was in the same boat. I am running 5.38 as that's the smallest you'll want to run because of how small your pinion gets. Next, all I have done to my year is new axle shafts(ten factory) and the EVO truss. For the front, I bought the R-SE Bombproof kit that includes inner sleeves, outer clam shell, and c gussets. Honeslty, the best kit I have seen on the market!

With just those things, that will get you started... and you'll slowly find the parts that are wearing out (ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushings) but it's worth it!

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Am I more mental than usual? Was this thread not started yesterday an hour earlier than this one says? With some decent feedback?
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Yes, two threads. https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348514

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