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Unread 05-06-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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rubicon axles on TJ

Do you have information about is it possible to fit the axles from wrangler rubicon on TJ

I have a very nice offer for the 2 axles and don`t know to take it or leave it

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Unread 05-06-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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as far as i've heard they should bolt right up...i'm pretty sure all the control arm mounts and everything are in the same position

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Unread 05-06-2005, 05:02 PM   #3
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all ya need is diff U joints, they run 1330 instead of 1310. if you have rear drum you should be fine with brakes but if they feel weird then you might need a proporting valve
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Unread 05-06-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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BTDT. Direct swap, just the 1330-1310 combo CV U-Joint.
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Unread 05-07-2005, 03:52 AM   #5
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some people told me that the wheels for rubicon are different

do you guys know anything about it
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Unread 05-07-2005, 04:22 AM   #6
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The Rubicon wheels are 16" dia., but the bolt pattern is the same.
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Unread 05-07-2005, 04:39 AM   #7
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what about the hubs

are the rubicon hubs like the TJ`s or some havie duty thing ?
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Unread 05-07-2005, 06:10 AM   #8
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You're gonna need the air compressor system for the lockers if you ever want to lock em too. That may be what you're thinking of when you're talking about heavy duty (locking?) hubs.
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Unread 05-07-2005, 07:16 AM   #9
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So the hubs on the front wheels are locked with compresed air

I thought only the locking diffs are doing that
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Unread 05-07-2005, 07:30 AM   #10
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So the hubs on the front wheels are locked with compresed air

I thought only the locking diffs are doing that

An added benefit to the Rubicon axles, are that they have 4.11 gearing and have air lockers. The hubs on the axles are always locked....I think it is only the trans case that actually engages the 4wd.

Air lockers for example....make sure that both front tires are turning...........when the tire with the least amount of tracion would be turning without lockers.

From what I just read in the other posts, just buy the axles, get didderent u-joints and get the additional equipment if you want to engage in the air ockers......but I am sure the setup will work fine without the additional air locking equipment.

Others might be able to explain better...
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Unread 05-07-2005, 07:36 AM   #11
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I would love it if I could get ahold of some Rubi axles . . .

Wouldn't installing them and thuen setting up your own air, etc, for the lockers also bypass how the Rubi stock will only engage the lockers in 4 low only?

A hidden bonus?
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Unread 05-07-2005, 07:38 AM   #12
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thenks guys you helped me alot
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Unread 05-07-2005, 08:54 AM   #13
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I would love it if I could get ahold of some Rubi axles . . .

Wouldn't installing them and thuen setting up your own air, etc, for the lockers also bypass how the Rubi stock will only engage the lockers in 4 low only?

A hidden bonus?

Actually it's pretty easy to run the stock Rubi lockers in 4-high with an easy bypass as well so I've heard.
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Unread 05-07-2005, 10:35 AM   #14
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Yeah, I have heard about the bypass for the stockers. But I was mainly meaning for non-rubi owners who went junkyard diving and pulled out a pair of Rubi axles, that when they hooked it up, that could be a hidden plus. Minor detail, really.
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Unread 05-07-2005, 03:56 PM   #15
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Just got some info ... a MECHANIC told me that the rubi axels are widther than the axels of TJ

do you know anithing about that
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