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Unread 04-13-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
CABBOTT
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New JKU

Hey guys, a few quick questions. I'm about to purchase a new unlimited or rubi 4dr. Would like to know of any issues/faults or that y'all may have disliked from the factory so I can plan to make upgrades or needed repairs. Also any opinions on what model and comparison of capabilities would be appreciated. Thanks in advance ready to go get me a new one to tow around my CJ7

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Unread 04-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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First thing to mod/upgrade is the hardware in the control arms and track bars. Get rid of the metric fully threaded bolts and install the shouldered 9/16 bolts.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 11:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the speedy reply ncb, so what is the purpose on this? Just to get rid of metric and more available standard hardware, or is the factory hardware a lower grade like grade 5?
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Unread 04-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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The metric hardware is fully threaded and loose in the brackets. It will eventually start to wear and be a possible cause of death wobble.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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Main issue with those is bending of the front axle. As for the bolt thing, IMO, if its not broke don't fix it. I wheeled the snot out of my 08 on 37s and never did the bolt thing or had any problems with death wobble. No issues with my 11 on 35s either.

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