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    Quote Originally Posted by phillypete View Post
    60/60 puts me well north of my budget, and also would then need new wheels.

    I’ve heard from others that steering assist is not all that needed with anything less than 40s.
    I haven't checked the packages in awhile, I remember when they offered them originally I think it was 10k for the 60/60 combo. Just food for thought however. That's the route I would go if I was doing it over again, I have the trail leader package now.

    I personally don't agree with the cylinder assist not being needed under 40s. I'm on 37s, and prior to having it I couldn't turn at all aired down unless I had momentum. This resulted in a lot of broken shit, steering box included. Maybe if it's a pavement princess, but any rock is going to manhandle your steering on 37s without some type of upgrade.

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    My

    - Dynatrac Trail Leader Package
    - PR44 Front with ARB and 5.13 Gears
    - Rear ARB, Gears and 35 spline shafts
    - 1350 front drive shaft
    - ARB Twin Compressor w/engine mount
    - Cooper STT Pro 37s
    Add PSC hydro or PSC HD Box

    I'd skip the PR60 rear unless you're gonna go FF, but then you have to add wheels back in there - $$. If I had it to do over again I would have skipped on the PR60 SF rear I did. With the SF you're still stuck with axle flanges on a heavy ass JKU and I've bent two of the goddam things in 4 years. Start adding all the armor, EVO carrier, heavy spare, etc, etc and these things can get porky fast - mine is 6100# with me and all the shit I carry in it.

    IMHO the 60/60 package is overkill unless you're sure you'll get on 40's someday. As far as the hydro it's not totally necessary but its pretty sweet being able to steer easily in heavy rocks with it.

    Edit - with the money saved on the 60 rear and beadlocks, throw an EVO LA kit in there and ride down the road like a boss. You won't believe the difference in the on-road handling improvement.
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    Why are worried about axles and 37's so much but not upgrading your lift kit? Personally I wouldn't want to invest that much $$ in axles, wheels/tires yet held together with an inferior lift kit. Just my .02 cents.


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    Both D-days and mountainjk have it right. I’d focus on getting the pro rock up front and then go after the suspension. If you can do the Evo LA kit it is world changing for how the JKU drives for a daily driver. Pair that with a set of plush ride springs and rancho or King shock and you have a Jeep that will grow with you even if you go 60/60 with 40s down the road.

    D-days also had a good point about the SF 60 rear but I can say that before I swapped my rear out for a SF 60, I was swapping rear axle shafts every 6 months turning 37s with bent flanges. So far I have yet to bend a 60 shaft, they are quite a bit stronger. I know I will in the future, it’s just the price you pay with the SF rear.

    1350 drive shafts are must. Order the HDs without the greaseable u joints. One less thing to worry about.

    Bead locks are great, but they aren’t necessary like the other items above

    You can save a little and go with a single arb air compressor. Still will power the lockers but you won’t air up as fast.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainjk10 View Post
    Why are worried about axles and 37's so much but not upgrading your lift kit? Personally I wouldn't want to invest that much $$ in axles, wheels/tires yet held together with an inferior lift kit. Just my .02 cents.


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    So what is your idea, DTD and stay on 35s and stock axles and gears?


    Two reasons I am looking at a new front axle:
    - 3.21 gears are terrible with 35” tires
    - I want lockers.

    I have found that similar equipped Jeeps and even stock Rubicon’s can navigate certain obstacles much more easily than I thanks to their lockers. Maybe I’m wrong but of everything I’m doing I feel like this will have the greatest affect on navigating rough terrain.

    In your opinion would a high end suspension system net more capabilities than lockers, gears and tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillypete View Post
    So what is your idea, DTD and stay on 35s and stock axles and gears?


    Two reasons I am looking at a new front axle:
    - 3.21 gears are terrible with 35” tires
    - I want lockers.

    I have found that similar equipped Jeeps and even stock Rubicon’s can navigate certain obstacles much more easily than I thanks to their lockers. Maybe I’m wrong but of everything I’m doing I feel like this will have the greatest affect on navigating rough terrain.

    In your opinion would a high end suspension system net more capabilities than lockers, gears and tires?
    No, lockers and gearing will make a huge difference on the trail. Suspension will improve the ride on and off the trail. In the end, if it’s a daily driver you will get more use out of the suspension. Really you need both


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    Hmm. Have you taken a looked at Fusion 4x4 axles.

    https://www.fusion4x4.com/online-sto...xles-c25661217

    I personally run 37s on stock axles. Lock front and rear. I am however light on the skinny pedal. Don't run headlocks. I topically air down to 12 psi. 37 X 12.5 X 17 Cooper STT ProSnapchat-131363062.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2do7 View Post
    Hmm. Have you taken a looked at Fusion 4x4 axles.

    https://www.fusion4x4.com/online-sto...xles-c25661217

    I personally run 37s on stock axles. Lock front and rear. I am however light on the skinny pedal. Don't run headlocks. I topically air down to 12 psi. 37 X 12.5 X 17 Cooper STT ProSnapchat-131363062.jpg

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    I run those axles and could not be happier with them. They can build them in 68.5 width as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    I run those axles and could not be happier with them. They can build them in 68.5 width as well.


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    If you wouldn't mind providing on which set up you went. I'm looking at possibly stretching and swapping rear axle first. Dream is 40s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2do7 View Post
    If you wouldn't mind providing on which set up you went. I'm looking at possibly stretching and swapping rear axle first. Dream is 40s!

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    I have the 60/44 hybrid front with Reid knuckles, rare parts ball joints, and RCV shafts (which so far have been great, no noise or clicking). In the back is the SF 60. Both axles are 68.5” running arb lockers and 4:88 Yukon Gears.

    I drive this Jeep everyday and for the foreseeable future I’m going to stay on 37s. If you are looking at 40s I think you need to go up to the FF 60 rear. But the RCV axle shafts are lifetime warranted up to 40” tires if you go in that direction

    The only failure point with this setup are the OEM front wheel bearings, which if I need to swap every couple of years, I’m ok with that.


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