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Unread 08-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
Lud04X
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Buildup for my '04X

Just asking for your opinions on this build.

1) Lift-OME Ultimate Kit around 1200.00 bucks

2) 33x12.50x15 Kumho Mud Tires on my current 15x8 Cragar 342D wheels with 4.0 BS

3)Axles and gears- This is where I'm split. I can go the Super 35 route and get 4.56 gears front and rear. By the way what's the cheapest I can find this kit for?

Or I can go with buying a D44 housing from Jeepsareus.com.
Then I'd buy some alloy axle shafts detroit locker and the 4.56 gears. I have a friend who can install gears and in fact he's gonna teach me when I do this which is cool. I have thought 8.8 but I would rather have a factory D44 under the Jeep which is more bolt in.

And of course 4.56 gears for the D30 up front with new alloy axle seals.

Is there anything else I need to consider? I'm hoping to stay under 5000 for all of it if possible.

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OME HD Kit,JKS BMML,1.25 JKS BL, adj. control arms
RE Generation II Quick Discos
35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar, MT Classic II's
D44 rear axle w/ ARB, alloy shafts, 4.56 gears
Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and ujoints
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Unread 08-29-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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sounds like fun... That's what i plan on eventually doing, the OME lift 33/12.50 bfg muds, D44, 4.10's (front/rear) tru-trac (front/rear)

You will be pushing your budgit a little, but if you can you might want to consider belly up skid and an SYE and CV.

Good luck
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Unread 08-29-2006, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have a lot to do. I have the 3.07 gearing and D35 combo you do. Why oh why didn't I get a sport with the upgraded axle? Why do they sell Jeeps with 3.07 gearing in the first place? At least I got the 4.0 I6.
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OME HD Kit,JKS BMML,1.25 JKS BL, adj. control arms
RE Generation II Quick Discos
35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar, MT Classic II's
D44 rear axle w/ ARB, alloy shafts, 4.56 gears
Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and ujoints
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Unread 08-29-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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I have a lot to do. I have the 3.07 gearing and D35 combo you do. Why oh why didn't I get a sport with the upgraded axle? Why do they sell Jeeps with 3.07 gearing in the first place? At least I got the 4.0 I6.
the 3.07 are not bad, unless you get bigger tires. My jeep does perty good going 70 down the hwy.
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Unread 08-29-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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Exactly, I have 31's now and 5th gear is useless already. haha
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RE Generation II Quick Discos
35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar, MT Classic II's
D44 rear axle w/ ARB, alloy shafts, 4.56 gears
Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and ujoints
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Unread 08-29-2006, 01:27 PM   #6
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Id recommend the 44 over the Super 35. Spend the extra few bucks to build your Jeep right. I never built my 35 (when I had it) because Ive been told by a few different people (JP Mag guys, Buck's 4x4, etc) that putting money into a 35 is like polishing a turd. It doesnt matter what you do to it, it's still *****.

Just my two cents...
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Unread 08-29-2006, 06:44 PM   #7
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Are there other places to get a D44 housing? What about a rear D44 from a Rubicon, can I just build it up like a regular TJ Dana 44 and not use air lockers but a detroit instead??
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OME HD Kit,JKS BMML,1.25 JKS BL, adj. control arms
RE Generation II Quick Discos
35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar, MT Classic II's
D44 rear axle w/ ARB, alloy shafts, 4.56 gears
Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and ujoints
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Unread 08-29-2006, 07:22 PM   #8
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I personally would never spend a dime on a D35.
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