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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Re-gear question

A friend and I will be re-gearing my 2007 JKU in the near future. We will also be trussing the rear axle and swapping the Detroit locker for an ARB, because we are installing 35 spline chromoly axle shafts.

Can we re-gear the rear one day and the front a few days later as long as I don't engage 4WD? If the answer is no, would pulling the front driveshaft make a difference?

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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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...Can we re-gear the rear one day and the front a few days later as long as I don't engage 4WD? If the answer is no, would pulling the front driveshaft make a difference?
Yes, just don't engage 4wd. If you may accidently shift to 4wd then remove the front driveshaft, but if you won't go into 4wd then you can leave it on.
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You can, and I did this exact same thing. I left the front shaft out just to be safe. You never know what can happen...and chewed T-Case, diffs, axles or any combination of the three is something worth avoiding.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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Just a word of advise,

Allow plenty of time to re-gear and don't rush through it. I spent most of a week doing my rear axle though I had never done it before. Here we are about 30k miles later and all is still working great.
My axle build is pretty much identical to yours
You can read about it in the thread listed below which includes links to the information resources I used during the project.

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