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post #1 of 14 Old 01-19-2014, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Trail Musts?

Hello I am currently rebuilding my jeep after some bad trail damage. And I am still in Highschool, but my goal is now to run the rubicon before I flew the coupe and leave college in Auburn Alabama. WAR EAGLE!!! but this post is just to make sure I have everything I need for the Rubicon in the summer and what I have to save up for.

At the moment
-4.0l 5 speed 98 tj
-np231 t case with sye
-ford 8.8 rear 31 spline 3.73 (open for now)
-dana 30 front 27 spline 3.73 w/aussie locker
-hanson front bumper with ****tybilt xrc 10 (have to rebuild it cant afford new winch)
-33 inch duratrecs
-jks disconnects front

In the mail
-Ox air locker for ford 8.8
-Arb high output compressor kit
-Arb air lines

On the list to buy
-A to Z fabrication ww2ww rock sliders
-Upgraded Front cage
-Body mount tire carrier (i know a guy who can fab on similar to gen rights swing out)

Am I missing anything I need? Also I leave before the Jeep jamboree does anyone know of any other group that runs the rubicon in the summer and wants to take a noob with them?

Edit: I didnt know there was more than one Jeepers Jamboree trail run


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post #2 of 14 Old 01-20-2014, 07:05 AM
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Those Duratracs aren't ideal, but will be ok.

Here's a group that does the Rubicon every summer.

http://www.norcaljeepers.co/index.php

Easy trip, the way we do it.

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Recovery strap
Hi-lift jack
Spare parts

Those Duratracs aren't ideal, but will be ok.

Here's a group that does the Rubicon every summer.

http://www.norcaljeepers.co/index.php

Easy trip, the way we do it.
What time do you guys usually run it? also I am planning purchase u joints/extra radiator hoses/ fan belt/ coolant/ oil closer to the date I leave or when I find a sale. What other parts would you reccommend?

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I'm going to push for July 31st, through Aug. 3rd, since I have that time off.

I'd say some D30 shafts are good to carry. It's really tough to change axle u-joints on the trail. Maybe a crank position sensor. I don't know much about TJ's, so maybe someone else can add some.

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I'm going to push for July 31st, through Aug. 3rd, since I have that time off.

I'd say some D30 shafts are good to carry. It's really tough to change axle u-joints on the trail. Maybe a crank position sensor. I don't know much about TJ's, so maybe someone else can add some.
I know you can change them with a c-clamp and a socket! Also okay I will just check out the site man thanks

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I see you have an Aussie in your Dana 30, does it click loudly when in 4wd offroad when you turn slightly
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I see you have an Aussie in your Dana 30, does it click loudly when in 4wd offroad when you turn slightly
No I have not had any super loud clicking from it sometimes it chirps but not as bad as many say its loudness will be on the forum. I totally recommend it to anyone looking for a locker in the front on a budget

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No I have not had any super loud clicking from it sometimes it chirps but not as bad as many say its loudness will be on the forum. I totally recommend it to anyone looking for a locker in the front on a budget
I was asking because I just installed an Aussie in my Dana 30 and went out to hollister today and it clicks pretty loud every time I turn while in 4WD, maybe it has too break in?
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I was asking because I just installed an Aussie in my Dana 30 and went out to hollister today and it clicks pretty loud every time I turn while in 4WD, maybe it has too break in?
Did you install or pay someone? Also what gear oil you running? You cant forget it will be much louder than having an open diff

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Did you install or pay someone? Also what gear oil you running? You cant forget it will be much louder than having an open diff
I installed it myself and I am running 85-140 gear oil
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I installed it myself and I am running 85-140 gear oil
Did you make sure all the springs snapped in place ? Maybe one isn't fly snapped in creating a little slip hence making the noise

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Did you make sure all the springs snapped in place ? Maybe one isn't fly snapped in creating a little slip hence making the noise
I will open up my diff and check
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