Anyone installed an ARB with 5.38 gearing in a Rubicon d44?
Just like the title says, I'm looking for some with first hand experience. I have read that it is possible to replace the factory locker with an ARB and that would allow me to use 5.38 gears.
I have a 2005 Unlimited Rubicon and I am currently running the factory lockers with 4.88's. I have the 42rle transmission with 35 inch tires. Between living at this elevation, having heavy armor and having to go up and down hills, I must keep the overdrive off unless I'm going over 50 mph.
My plan is to replace the front factory locker, 4.88's and shafts with an ARB, 5.38's and RCV's. In the rear I will replace the factory locker, 4.88's and shafts with an ARB, 5.38's and a 35 spine shafts.
Has anyone done this yet?
2005 Unlimited Rubicon, Sahara Edition #556, Colorado Jeep Club Member #556
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