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post #46 of 72 Old 10-08-2010, 09:30 PM
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Bennettj13 is on 35's......not 41's. You're comparing apples to oranges. Yes, the JK 44's are stronger than TJ 44's but that is a totally moot point on anything larger than 37" tires. IMO, that thing looks like a big show truck. Way too much height, way too underbuilt. To each his own.
x2 on that one. 9.5" isnt practical but like you said each to his own


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post #47 of 72 Old 10-08-2010, 09:59 PM
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Bennettj13 is on 35's......not 41's. You're comparing apples to oranges. Yes, the JK 44's are stronger than TJ 44's but that is a totally moot point on anything larger than 37" tires. IMO, that thing looks like a big show truck. Way too much height, way too underbuilt. To each his own.
That thing could definitely be abused. Look at the cover Jeep on JP Magazine from May 2010. Joe's Daily Driver sported the stock rubicon dana 44s with superior shafts, 538 R&P, 40" MTRs, etc and it is getting absolutely thrashed on the first annual North American JK Experience. It is possible...... Jeeps friggin rule!

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The jk axles are stronger yes, but they are not 60's. Close, but not quite. The op knows this and has said he's going to buy 60's. Being that I run jk axles in my tj, I will say that they are pretty badass for a 44. However, I strongly doubt I'll ever run bigger than a 37 on them. I just don't think they'd hold up to my wheeling style.

As for whoever it is running 40's on a stock rubi axle, i hope they can fix te inner c bending up, and with all that leverage... they can kiss the ball joints goodbye, ujoints (either axle shaft, or drive shaft) probably won't make it through the first trip, and the r&p won't be far behind if one of those shafts does hold up long enough to be "absolutely thrashed". This I will promise you. Now, with some upgrades, perhaps... But all you are doing is playing hot potato with the weak link. Where do you stop it? Shafts are almost a must, but what then?

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The jk axles are stronger yes, but they are not 60's. Close, but not quite. The op knows this and has said he's going to buy 60's. Being that I run jk axles in my tj, I will say that they are pretty badass for a 44. However, I strongly doubt I'll ever run bigger than a 37 on them. I just don't think they'd hold up to my wheeling style.
I think that is apparent in in this photo. Haha


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The jk axles are stronger yes, but they are not 60's. Close, but not quite. The op knows this and has said he's going to buy 60's. Being that I run jk axles in my tj, I will say that they are pretty badass for a 44. However, I strongly doubt I'll ever run bigger than a 37 on them. I just don't think they'd hold up to my wheeling style.

As for whoever it is running 40's on a stock rubi axle, i hope they can fix te inner c bending up, and with all that leverage... they can kiss the ball joints goodbye, ujoints (either axle shaft, or drive shaft) probably won't make it through the first trip, and the r&p won't be far behind if one of those shafts does hold up long enough to be "absolutely thrashed". This I will promise you. Now, with some upgrades, perhaps... But all you are doing is playing hot potato with the weak link. Where do you stop it? Shafts are almost a must, but what then?
Then its time for Arvin-Meritor 3-ton axles and 54s!!! However some TTC competitors feel that a trussed 14 bolt with chromoly axles can spin 54s also. It is all relative to driving style and how heavy the right foot is....along with how you get the power to the ground.

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Then its time for Arvin-Meritor 3-ton axles and 54s!!! However some TTC competitors feel that a trussed 14 bolt with chromoly axles can spin 54s also. It is all relative to driving style and how heavy the right foot is....along with how you get the power to the ground.
Mud is much much different than rocks. If I were only doing mud, I'd beef up the axles the same and run 40's, no problem.

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I think that is apparent in in this photo. Haha

You weren't there to catch me doing the wheelies on Red Trail were you? lol

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My buddy has no issues with his JK 44s. He wheels the hell out of his rig.

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sweet jeep, how is the braking on a JK I didnt see that on your list of upgrades, and I know our TJ brakes suck with much over stock size tires.

Id hold off on the 60's, until you at least have a failure. This would be a great way to feel out the strength of a JK44.
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post #57 of 72 Old 10-29-2010, 02:07 PM
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Awesome build..Thanks for the pics...Kudos on all the hard work!

PS -- can we get an interior shot or three? I'm curios on the Katskinz on the seats and how they look

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Nice *** Jeep! Great build!

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Nice jeep man, looks like you have a lot of fun putting $$ into it making it your own.
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post #60 of 72 Old 11-14-2010, 07:50 PM
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not a fan. I think the lift is too tall, the tires are too big for the stock axles, the rims are too pretty to wheel, and frankly, it looks like A$$.

But I'm glad you like it - rock on!

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