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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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What order to upgrade Rubicon

I will be installing new 35's on my Rubicon next week, and just wondering what order would you recommend the upgrades this is what I was considering. I can not afford to do all of these at once, but I can do
a few.


1) Re-gear to 4:88
2) Upgrade rear to chrome molly shafts
3) Upgrade Brakes
4) Currie Stearing
5) Upgarde front to chrome molly shafts

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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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What do you use the Jeep for?
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Well a lot of street driving, but it is not my dd, I also wheel in the rocks and do the Rubicon every year
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Gears for sure, while you are at it knock out the front with new shafts/steering since its the current weakest link. I would honestly leave the rear shafts until needed!
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I guess I should have added some skid plates to my list
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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Brakes and steering. Safety first.
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Are most aftermarket axels abount the same
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I'd do the brakes, steering and regear before the tires, but I do things backwards from most people
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Tied for first are brakes and oil pan/engine skid.
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I assume you're not putting 35"s on the stock suspension, but it's not on your list.
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1. Gears
2. Brakes
3. Steering
4. Front axle shafts (Ten Factory is a great choice)
5. Skids/Rockers/etc.
6. Cage
7. Rear axles
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I assume you're not putting 35"s on the stock suspension, but it's not on your list.
NO just installed a 4" Currie lift with the AR
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Unread 06-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #13
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1. Gears
2. Brakes
3. Steering
4. Front axle shafts (Ten Factory is a great choice)
5. Skids/Rockers/etc.
6. Cage
7. Rear axles
I guess I could start a build Sheet, so far I have installed

Poision Spyder Rockers
Rockhard rear Bumber
Bestop High Rock front bumper
Warn M8000
KC Lights driving on bumper, long range on windshield
Alpine Stereo
York OBA system
Spod
4" Currie Lift
Rancho R9000 shocks
Riddler F&R diff. covers

To do is regear to 4:88
Cage
Skid plates
Axles

But now money is starting to get low
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Unread 06-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #14
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When veryone says Brakes what exactly is meant, new yellow pads, or rotors, both or more ?
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Unread 06-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #15
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Two choices...the Vanco Big Brake System ( $$$$) or the full Black Magic Brakes kit with new rotors, calipers & pads($$). Blaine Johnson(BlackMagicBrakes) can get you set up. You can google them for the websites too.
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