Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bakersfield, California
I have jumped my jeep on the dunes a few times, clearing air on all 4's without anything happening and check for damage very often. Please dont let the pics scare you too much and prevent you from wheeling. I did however just purchase a exterior sleeve kit from RS-E and might pickup the the inner sleeve sometime down the road.
Those gussets can be purchased at polyperformance for $65, no way in hell are they worth $90 and even $65 is pushing it. I decided to make my own after looking at how easy it would be. Im using the guide from JKowners called "Building the Ultimate JK 44 Front End" I would check it out. I also am going to make my own knockle gussets and tube long side truss along with a short side truss.
I would recommend purchasing the inner or outer sleeve kit, Im going to try installing it without taking the damn axle down. Will make a writeup on how that goes, I went with exterior mainly to reinforce the stock brackets, I will be making small tusses for them while Im at it.
07 JK 2D X model with 6 speeds. Full Traction 3" ultimate lift kit. 315x75x16 Toyo Open Country M/T on Rock crawler procomp rim. Ruby dana44's front sleeved inside/outside C truss and rear with 5.13's gears. Homemade rock guards, rear bumper w/tire carrier, oilpan/tranny skid, evap canister skid, light bar, switch pod. Riddler diff covers, Cobra 75 w/wilson antenna, Polk speakers, 10" sub, 2x Amps, Lightforce 240 drive light, backup lights, rock lights.