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Unread 11-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Jeep CRD joins Ultimate adventures.

Been watching Ultimate Adventure 2014 on youtube and sighted a WK!

Just googled it and found out that not only is it a CRD, its also had the IFS replaced with a Dana44.

Anyone have any more info? Owner lurking around?

http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-...endees-part-1/

bout 2/3 of the way down is the white WK!

The trails they took them on, wow, i'm surprised it kept up with some of the other rights...

if there's another post about it, sorry...i searched real quick in the WK section but didnt see it.

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Unread 11-23-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Been watching Ultimate Adventure 2014 on youtube and sighted a WK!

Just googled it and found out that not only is it a CRD, its also had the IFS replaced with a Dana44.

Anyone have any more info? Owner lurking around?

http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-...endees-part-1/

bout 2/3 of the way down is the white WK!

The trails they took them on, wow, i'm surprised it kept up with some of the other rights...

if there's another post about it, sorry...i searched real quick in the WK section but didnt see it.
Cool, but I'm not sure putting a SFA on these jeeps is great idea, the costs compared to putting long travel IFS arms, and larger struts seems like a cheaper better option... but some people can't be convinced independent suspension can be good off road.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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Well, the owner is the co-owner of Nitro Gear and Axle. Who knows, maybe its a showcase of their garage work?

Personally, i think they did it because they wanted to run different gearing. With ZERO front differential gear choices for factory front diffs i'm sure they were forced to do a swap. 37's and stock gearing would absolutely suck for slow technical stuff, not to mention the extreme strain the factory shafts would be on with huge 37" nittos.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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The Liberty under the WK in the article is also a CRD.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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Well, the owner is the co-owner of Nitro Gear and Axle. Who knows, maybe its a showcase of their garage work?

Personally, i think they did it because they wanted to run different gearing. With ZERO front differential gear choices for factory front diffs i'm sure they were forced to do a swap. 37's and stock gearing would absolutely suck for slow technical stuff, not to mention the extreme strain the factory shafts would be on with huge 37" nittos.
ZERO? Nitro themselves make 4.10 gears for this front axle. Not saying that's deep enough for real big tires or real serious wheeling though.

I'll just say it, no factory IFS system is strong enough for the UA that Petersens does every year. Beyond that, the UA rules dictate front and rear mechanical lockers. No option there for us.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 11:25 AM   #6
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Well, the owner is the co-owner of Nitro Gear and Axle. Who knows, maybe its a showcase of their garage work?

Personally, i think they did it because they wanted to run different gearing. With ZERO front differential gear choices for factory front diffs i'm sure they were forced to do a swap. 37's and stock gearing would absolutely suck for slow technical stuff, not to mention the extreme strain the factory shafts would be on with huge 37" nittos.
The shafts can take it, extreme articulation is what kills axles, I'm not sure on the gearing either, as the diesel make full torque at 1400rpm, it doesn't need all that high ratio of gearing like a gasser where the torque band comes in at 5k+.
All I could think about when doing SFAs on these jeeps is welding tons of extra metal to the frame to strengthen parts for a track bar, and steering box.
None of that will ever bolt in nicely and you cant just cut, and weld where ever you want, then theres matching all the angles and making sure everything is aligned. Sounds like a nightmare.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #7
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Been watching Ultimate Adventure 2014 on youtube and sighted a WK!

Just googled it and found out that not only is it a CRD, its also had the IFS replaced with a Dana44.

Anyone have any more info? Owner lurking around?

http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-...endees-part-1/

bout 2/3 of the way down is the white WK!

The trails they took them on, wow, i'm surprised it kept up with some of the other rights...

if there's another post about it, sorry...i searched real quick in the WK section but didnt see it.
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Drivetrain
Engine: 3.0L diesel
Transmission: Stock
Transfer Case: Stock
Front Axle: Teraflex JK Dana 44 with Reid knuckles and RCV shafts, TJM Pro Locker, 4.88 Nitro gears
Rear Axle: Chrysler 81⁄4 with Nitro shafts, ARB Air Locker, 4.88 Nitro gears

Suspension
Springs & Such: Jeepin by Al Custom 6-inch lift with King coilovers front and rear
Tires 7 Wheels: 37x12.50-17 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Hutchinson Rockmonster beadlocks
Winch: TJM 9000



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Unread 11-24-2014, 03:46 PM   #8
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I watched all four episodes on youtube today and they barely showed the WK....
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Unread 11-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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That is cool ... and some $$$ in that...but not really set up as a daily driver.
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Unread Yesterday, 11:12 AM   #10
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None of them are. Are you familiar with the UA at all? It's not about civility, it's about a hardcore trip. Any rig that's going to perform on the trails they hit will be just tolerable on the road for a serious wheeling type.

In short, it's about building a very capable offroad rig that is still just road legal. Not road friendly.

A couple years back, a guy drove a few thousand miles to get to the start and went to the trouble to swap in a taller gearset for his 14bolt rear end before leaving to save fuel. He got there and swapped it back before going wheeling. That's dedication!
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Unread Today, 12:28 PM   #11
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I understand what you are saying, though there is actually a rule ... "Vehicle must be street licensed and insured" with 35+ tires.

My neighbours Brute JEEP is a capable offroad rig and is very road friendly. It is both.
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