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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon axles

How hard is install these axles to TJ?
What are biggest problems?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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Rather difficult, thats the reason no one around here has done it (or almost no one that ive heard of). Nothing will line up, all brackets would need to be replaced/moved, bolt pattern for wheels is different so you would need spacers, new axle shafts, or new rims with the JK bolt pattern, and the whole axle is wider than a TJ axle. And if I remember correctly, the lockers work with some type of electric impulse setup that is not easy to make work on a TJ, compared to the TJ Rubi lockers which are locked by a simple air pump. IMO dont waste your time, just buy axles set up for a TJ.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-06-2008, 09:41 AM
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I think those axles have mounts for the jk. You would have to cut the mounts off and have tj mounts welded to it. You can get axles already setup for a tj for more money with an ARB airlocker installed and the gears you want. You would just have to figure out the difference in price. 4wheelparts has free shipping on axles right now.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-23-2008, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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August petersen's 4WHEEL & ofroad has article to swap these axles to grand cherokee.

Lockers just need 12v to work.

Only modification to front axle was moving the upper coil spring mounts. Other topic I read that Grand Cherokee (old) has same front axle with TJ wrangler.

So, to put this front axle to TJ is moving the upper coil spring mounts. No modifications to axle.

Is that true?

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