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post #196 of 1924 Old 06-12-2012, 12:03 PM
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post #197 of 1924 Old 06-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but your MTRs don't look correct. I thought the AT section was supposed to be on the inside.
These MTR w/ kevlar tires are not directional tread, meaning they can be flipped and rotated but you are correct diddy, the AT tread needs to be on the inside of the wheel when they are mounted.
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post #198 of 1924 Old 06-12-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but your MTRs don't look correct. I thought the AT section was supposed to be on the inside. That's how I have always seen it. Yours is reversed. Nice jeep btw. Cool color.
They are not a directional tire.

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wheelin in the red clay! i like it!
Yeah. It is all around that area and it is real close to a local camping place called Red Dirt.

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These MTR w/ kevlar tires are not directional tread, meaning they can be flipped and rotated but you are correct diddy, the AT tread needs to be on the inside of the wheel when they are mounted.
If they are non-directional and you run them both ways (aka the driver side is going "forward" when the passenger side is going "backward"), why does it matter which direction you mount them. Either way, they work well like this too. 18,000 miles down (or more) and more than 50% left.

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post #199 of 1924 Old 06-13-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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So, I just found a deal on some 09 rubi axles. Basically stock with 14,000 miles. I would need to:
New brackets/axle truss system/welded
New suspension links???
4.88s or 5.13s
wiring for the Lockers
New steering linkage
New wheels/tires/balance beads
Eventually shafts

And then sell my axles:
Dana30
Aussie locker
4.88 gears
Moog joints
Stock brackets
Dana44 (factory)
Detroit locker
4.88 gears
Yukon shafts with new seals
Sell the links if I get new ones

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post #200 of 1924 Old 06-13-2012, 06:56 PM
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If you don't plan to go over 35's, then maybe just doing an HP D30 swap would be fine. The JK D44's would definitely be sweet, but with your factory rear D44 already pretty built up, then an HP D30 swap with some chromo's would probably more cost effective. If you've got your eyes set higher than 35's though, I think that's when the JK D44's would definitely be a worth while investment

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post #201 of 1924 Old 06-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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JK 44s are beefy , but they still need a little help especially the front . What tire size do you plan on going to ?

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post #202 of 1924 Old 06-14-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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If I pick these up, 37s but probably 35s until I have the axles built. I am trying to justify getting these but I do not know if they are in the budget, plus that is a lot of down time for the heep. Tnt has a nice truss set up for just this, jk axles under tjs. Plus I just learned that you could get these from Mopar for about 2800 for the pair.

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The JK D44 route is the way to go if you plan for 37s. Not only are the axles beefier, the important factor is that they are 5" wider giving you a wider track width and a lot more room to mount brackets for out board shocks or currie ARs.

And I have the TNT truss on my rear JK D44, you will want to have all of the welds gone over and strengthened. I had Hendrix reinforce my truss shortly after his original TNT truss failed on him.
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The JK D44 route is the way to go if you plan for 37s. Not only are the axles beefier, the important factor is that they are 5" wider giving you a wider track width and a lot more room to mount brackets for out board shocks or currie ARs.

And I have the TNT truss on my rear JK D44, you will want to have all of the welds gone over and strengthened. I had Hendrix reinforce my truss shortly after his original TNT truss failed on him.
Got any pics of your rear truss system? (edit: found the pics in your built around page 88) I did not see it on tnt's website last night. The wider track width is going to be nice on the trails for stability, but it will also mean that I will need flares (state law is 1" exposed) again.

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Got any pics of your rear truss system? (edit: found the pics in your built around page 88) I did not see it on tnt's website last night. The wider track width is going to be nice on the trails for stability, but it will also mean that I will need flares (state law is 1" exposed) again.
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If I would have done anything different, I would have trimmed that truss down about half an inch or so to have it sit lower on the axle housing. Other then that, talk to Hendrix to get details as to how he reinfoced the welds on the truss. He did this prior to selling me the truss since he went with a completely custom truss system.
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Thanks B2. Been thinking about this a lot. It has always been in the plans, but the swap was supposed to be later down the line...



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Just keep in mind, once you begin swapping axles you are stepping into a whole new world w/ less limitations. Axles are usually our limiting factor when we plan a build, so the beefier and bigger the axles get.. the bigger and beefier the jeep gets

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Also when $ disappears quick, wish i had the money for jk axles. It would completely transform your rig.

And i love impact, i wanted one so bad.

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Thanks. I think this will happen just not right now. This is on hold till further notice.

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And i love impact, i wanted one so bad.
Thanks. There are not many left for sale.

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