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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #61
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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #62
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Relocated rear swaybar and modified trackbar bracket due to 1"+ stretch:








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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #63
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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:14 AM   #64
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #65
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Info on my install and testing of the new Trailmaster 4.5" long arm are here:

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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:40 PM   #66
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is that a long arm on 3 inches of lift? also, are you using 40's on f/r dana 44?
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:49 PM   #67
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is that a long arm on 3 inches of lift? also, are you using 40's on f/r dana 44?
The new long arm is 4.5".

Yes. I have been running 40s on 44s.

The 44s have chomoly shafts.

The front has sleeves, a truss, gussets, and Dynatrac ball joints.

The rear now has the truss for the 3 link long arm.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #68
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Hey Planman,
What type of gearing would you recommend for a 2012 Rubicon Unlimited with the 5 speed automatic and running 40's? Would you go with 5.13 or 5.38's? Would like to have a comfortable ride at highway speeds but still responsive power with those big tires. I noticed the wife's has the 5.38's. What's your thoughts?

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Unread 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #69
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Planman, your running the WE 17x8.5's with 4.5" of backspacing correct? Are you running a wheel spacer as well? If so are you running 1.25" or 1.5"? I read through several of your threads but I couldn't tell what your currently running. Amazing looking Jeep by the way! If I can scrape together some pennies I'm going to have to copy your build.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #70
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Hey Planman,
What type of gearing would you recommend for a 2012 Rubicon Unlimited with the 5 speed automatic and running 40's? Would you go with 5.13 or 5.38's? Would like to have a comfortable ride at highway speeds but still responsive power with those big tires. I noticed the wife's has the 5.38's. What's your thoughts?

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If you live in a relatively flat area and don't build your rig really heavy, 5.13s.

If you lived in the Rocky Mountains, or if you build a very heavy rig, 5.38s.

If power and responsiveness is more important, 5.38s.

That being said, 40s and Dana 44s are a short term combination if you offroad much. I broke one rear Rubi locker, then later I blew the rear pinion bearings, and then later I bent both rear chromoly axle shafts with 40s on my 2dr before upgrading to 60s. I would have saved money if I just started with a rear 60.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #71
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Planman, your running the WE 17x8.5's with 4.5" of backspacing correct? Are you running a wheel spacer as well? If so are you running 1.25" or 1.5"? I read through several of your threads but I couldn't tell what your currently running. Amazing looking Jeep by the way! If I can scrape together some pennies I'm going to have to copy your build.
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I ran 1.5" Spidertrax spacers, and I still had to install longer bolts for steering stops.

Last March, I upgraded to front and rear Currie RockJock 60s with ARBs and 5.38s. The front axle is wider than stock, and I run 3.5" backspaced wheels.







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Unread 08-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #72
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Holyyyyyy crap..

How is this rig sitting today?

What a beast...great build!
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Unread 08-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #73
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Didnt know about this thread and kind of sad I'm just finding it now. Great looking build!
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Unread 08-30-2013, 12:50 AM   #74
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Great build! Just found it.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:15 AM   #75
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question...is it nesissary to balance out 40 inch tires? or is it for a piece of mind kinda thing?
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