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Unread 06-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #1
TrickyTricky
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Just curious if anyone else has been playin in the mud or any other fun off road stuff in their stock kj's. I recently did some muddin and some climbing and now I'm paying the price with a broken axle, a nice sag and some bad shocks. Just curious if perhaps I just played too hard or if anyone else has had issue after wheelin stock.

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Unread 06-05-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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Since we don't know the year of yours or the miles on it we can only assume and speak from past knowledge.
BUT KJs springs are weak anyways add anything 50-60,000 miles and they can be sagged an inch, with shocks needing replaced as well. So there I would assume is part of your problem. Measure from middle of the wheel to bottom of the flare to see how much sag you have on yours.
As far as broken axle ? which axle is it? More information needed
I hope that you have a full set of skid plates under yours plus suitable tow points as well if off road
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Unread 06-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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Since we don't know the year of yours or the miles on it we can only assume and speak from past knowledge.
BUT KJs springs are weak anyways add anything 50-60,000 miles and they can be sagged an inch, with shocks needing replaced as well. So there I would assume is part of your problem. Measure from middle of the wheel to bottom of the flare to see how much sag you have on yours.
As far as broken axle ? which axle is it? More information needed
I hope that you have a full set of skid plates under yours plus suitable tow points as well if off road
She's an 04 limited currently about 119k. The front right axle is the one I broke. I was under the impression that it had full skid plates, however when I did an oil change a few days later, I was reminded what assuming does. In all actuality there's nothing there to protect the undercarriage. I'll have to get out and measure the sag and I'll post that info as soon as I get it.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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Right side CV is fairly easy to change out if that is what you "broke"
NAPA re-manufactured ones are what you need. Stay away from *utozone and the likes of them since they don't always fit right.
You'll need the engine, transmission, transfer case and gas tank skids. They are needed since they cost way less than replacing any of the items they protect
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