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Unread 06-08-2015, 05:13 AM   #1
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99 Grand Cherokee JK Axle Swap Build

Well I figured I start a new thread because I've got far enough into the build to let everyone see what I've got done and im open to anyone's input! I'm always looking for new ideas so any and all are welcome.
Here are a few pictures of my jeep in action and flexing out with the stock axles.
Specs of my Jeep are:
Rough Country 4 inch Long Arm Kit
Bilstein 5100 Series 6 inch shocks
NP 231 Tcase Swap w/ Novak Shift Linkage
33x12.50 BF Goodrich KM2s

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Unread 06-08-2015, 05:18 AM   #2
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JK Axle Build

JK axle is a D30 out of a 2008 JK Unlimited X
Artec Truss
Iron Rock Off-road C-Gussets
Poison Spider Bombshell Diff Cover
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Unread 06-08-2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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Well I figured I start a new thread because I've got far enough into the build to let everyone see what I've got done and im open to anyone's input! I'm always looking for new ideas so any and all are welcome.
Here are a few pictures of my jeep in action and flexing out with the stock axles.
Specs of my Jeep are:
Rough Country 4 inch Long Arm Kit
Bilstein 5100 Series 6 inch shocks
NP 231 Tcase Swap w/ Novak Shift Linkage
33x12.50 BF Goodrich KM2s
What with the 22 square tubing up front?
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Unread 06-08-2015, 10:40 AM   #4
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That is a reciever hitch i welded on so i can have 2 point of recovery for my winch
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Unread 06-09-2015, 03:15 AM   #5
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Have u got rock slider/rocker protection on the list?

You might not be able to open doors soon

Nice to see you beating on it either way
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Unread 06-09-2015, 01:38 PM   #6
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Skip the jk30 and get a 3/4 ton 44. And skip the jk44 for a 9.

The 30 is still weak. You'll pop u joints with such a heavy rig and take out a shaft with it too. You trussed it which cures the bending issue they have.

And cut your fenders. Stuff some 35s and sliders.

Looks good anyways man
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Unread 06-09-2015, 05:09 PM   #7
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I had a non rubi unlimited and I bent a rear shaft on 35s with no lockers. I dont wheel hard, im usually pretty slow. Just be cautious. Nice build though, definitely more aftermarket support for them too which helps.
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Unread 06-09-2015, 11:17 PM   #8
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Have u got rock slider/rocker protection on the list?

You might not be able to open doors soon

Nice to see you beating on it either way
HAHAHA yea man my driver door is hard to open rock sliders are definitely in the thought process! Shes still kickin on all 8 cyl so ima go till she blows!
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Unread 06-09-2015, 11:19 PM   #9
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Skip the jk30 and get a 3/4 ton 44. And skip the jk44 for a 9.

The 30 is still weak. You'll pop u joints with such a heavy rig and take out a shaft with it too. You trussed it which cures the bending issue they have.

And cut your fenders. Stuff some 35s and sliders.

Looks good anyways man
I got the JK 30 given to me my stock 30 was bent. ive only got a couple hundred in it. im not goin bigger than 33s no need to, and sliders are definitely in the thought process after I build a bumper! I appreaciate the advice!
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Unread 06-09-2015, 11:20 PM   #10
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I had a non rubi unlimited and I bent a rear shaft on 35s with no lockers. I dont wheel hard, im usually pretty slow. Just be cautious. Nice build though, definitely more aftermarket support for them too which helps.
Thanks man I appreciate it! Im not goin bigger than 35s due to our rigs bein top heavy! I plan on building a lot of skids to help with that aspect!
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im not goin bigger than 33s......
Hahahahahah Famous words Funny thing is that I said the same thing. 4 inches and 33s was "enough" for maybe 6 months. Til friends built their trucks and we were wanting to go further in the trails and out wheel each other. Now I'm looking for a hp60 front and 40s cuz my hp44 and 37s aren't enough. Oh, and 16 inch coilovers all the way around.
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Unread 06-10-2015, 10:25 PM   #12
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Hahahahahah Famous words Funny thing is that I said the same thing. 4 inches and 33s was "enough" for maybe 6 months. Til friends built their trucks and we were wanting to go further in the trails and out wheel each other. Now I'm looking for a hp60 front and 40s cuz my hp44 and 37s aren't enough. Oh, and 16 inch coilovers all the way around.
I second that.

Go bigger, or go home. Save money.
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