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post #1 of 13 Old 02-08-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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XJ guy with rubi axle questions

hey guys! hoping someone can chime in here

i have a pair of tj rubi axles goign under my xj, i have the air lockers, but no air pump! what do i need to get these working? options? what psi do the lockers need to function?

also, the rear axle has no brakes, at all, anyone knwo where i can find part numbers? or what other brake fit this axle?

thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 13 Old 02-08-2013, 03:53 PM
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Lockers run at about 5psi.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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Run your own air supply and regulate it to 5 PSI like said above and you will have no problems. I am swapping my 05 rubi axles into my XJ as well. When I finish my axle build for my tj, I will start on this project. I already installed an ARB compressor into the XJ in preparation for this, and to air up tires. I will just make a manifold and put a regulator on it for lockers themselves. Good luck.

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Run your own air supply and regulate it to 5 PSI like said above and you will have no problems. I am swapping my 05 rubi axles into my XJ as well. When I finish my axle build for my tj, I will start on this project. I already installed an ARB compressor into the XJ in preparation for this, and to air up tires. I will just make a manifold and put a regulator on it for lockers themselves. Good luck.
thanks you both! lots of help. @meatlord, do you just have a pressure regulator hooked up? i would like to have one air source for both the lockers and for tools and such, could i run a compressor to a tank, then regulate 5psi out of the tank to the lockers and control the on/off with solenoids?

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also, the rear axle has no brakes, at all, anyone knwo where i can find part numbers? or what other brake fit this axle?
You should be able to get calipers, pads, rotors, lines, and parking brake stuff at any auto parts place. All Rubicon's had rear disk brakes with the drum parking brake inside.
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thanks you both! lots of help. @meatlord, do you just have a pressure regulator hooked up? i would like to have one air source for both the lockers and for tools and such, could i run a compressor to a tank, then regulate 5psi out of the tank to the lockers and control the on/off with solenoids?
I run full pressure to my source now(@110 PSI). Just add your regulator between your source, or tank, and your lockers. I have a set of pumps I will be removing from my rubicon when I swap axles, but honestly just use a better source and a regulator.

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You should be able to get calipers, pads, rotors, lines, and parking brake stuff at any auto parts place. All Rubicon's had rear disk brakes with the drum parking brake inside.
i need the caliper mounts and all that too, drum parking brake eh? hmm any other options? i want to do away with drums altogether. jersey sand gets into everything! do you know if the 44 housing is just like any other?

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Hey, if the caliper mounts are the same as a grand, i may be able to help you. I bought them used over a year ago to use on my MJ 44, but they were the wrong ones. However if I recall correctly they work for a TJ 44. I have the caliper mounts/backing plate (whatever you want to call it) and the retaining plates needed to convert from drum.
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Hey, if the caliper mounts are the same as a grand, i may be able to help you. I bought them used over a year ago to use on my MJ 44, but they were the wrong ones. However if I recall correctly they work for a TJ 44. I have the caliper mounts/backing plate (whatever you want to call it) and the retaining plates needed to convert from drum.
shoot me a pm we'll talk numbers

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i need the caliper mounts and all that too, drum parking brake eh? hmm any other options? i want to do away with drums altogether. jersey sand gets into everything! do you know if the 44 housing is just like any other?
The "drums" are just small brake shoes that use the inside of the rotor hat for the parking brake. There is no other option.
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The "drums" are just small brake shoes that use the inside of the rotor hat for the parking brake. There is no other option.
yea i figured that out thanks, i see you're from longmont, i'm looked into moving to that spring 2014, how is it?

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yea i figured that out thanks, i see you're from longmont, i'm looked into moving to that spring 2014, how is it?
Technically I'm living on campus in Boulder, but that's only for this year. We originally moved to Longmont in 1999 (IIRC). Longmont is great because it's cheaper than Boulder but still close to Denver/Boulder. Your close to the mountains (the nearest wheeling is less than 45 minutes into the foothills). Rocky Mountain Nation Park is less than an hour away, nearest ski resort (Eldora) is about 45 min away. There's plenty to do, great views, great neighborhoods. We live in West Longmont in a typical "suburban" neighborhood. A little further West (actually in the town of Hygiene) you'll find more "agriculture" (basically nice houses with lots of land).

I would definitely consider Logmont or really any other town between Longmont and Fort Collins. Boulder is nice but it's a typical college town that is extremely expensive to live in.
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