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Unread 05-27-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
Altonymous
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Need a shop recommendation..

I'm trying to decide if I want to get a JKU Rubicon or a JKU Sport and
add Dana 60s, 5.13s, ARB Lockers, & RCVs.

A big factor in the decision will be how much the total cost comes to.

I contacted a company I know is reputable in Raleigh, NC, but unfortunately, they are in Raleigh, NC.

So I'm now trying to find a trusted shop around Houston to help me out. I'd do it myself but I don't have the garage or the tools to do it... so I have to fork out the cash.

Can you guys recommend a shop?

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Unread Yesterday, 02:11 PM   #2
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I use Extreme Offroad & Performance out in Katy for the work I can't do (or feel comfortable trying) - http://www.extremekaty.com/. Shoot Austin O'Krinsky an email at austin@extremekaty.com and ask him. Personally, I'd say that unless you're planning on doing really extreme rock crawling, the stock Dana 44's and lockers on the Rubi are fine.
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Personally, I'd say that unless you're planning on doing really extreme rock crawling, the stock Dana 44's and lockers on the Rubi are fine.
I plan on going 37s and I know that will be the upper limit for Dana 44s without doing more work. If I decide to go up to 40s I'd rather be set than end up going Dana 60s on top of a Rubicon price tag. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll touch base with him.
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I plan on going 37s and I know that will be the upper limit for Dana 44s without doing more work. If I decide to go up to 40s I'd rather be set than end up going Dana 60s on top of a Rubicon price tag. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll touch base with him.
Yeah, if you're going with 37s or 40s, you need to re-gear the stock Rubi anyway. I'm guessing you're also going to go with a long arm lift so you'll also need to replace the stock drive shafts. Joe Thompson over at Teraflex recommends the Adams shafts if you haven't already looked into those. There are also a couple of 4 Wheel Parts shops around town (one is down by the NRG stadium). I'm eventually going to get a 3" lift and 4.56s put on my 2014 Rubi so I got quotes from both Extreme and 4 Wheel. 4 wheel came out a little more expensive than Extreme was. I'm not sure how 4 Wheel Parts handles it, but over at Extreme you can either have them order all of the parts or you can provide the parts if you find them super cheap online somewhere. The only thing with that though is that won't offer a warranty unless the purchase the parts (Austin and I talked about that when I was pricing out the lift).
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There's also Off-road Unlimited on Westheimer and Hwy 6 out towards Katy, but I've never used them or priced them out so I can't say one way or another. Still, for the work you're talking about, you may want to at least get a quote from them too.
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