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Unread 02-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Rubicon axle in JKU non Rubi how to?

I am looking at a Wrangler sport Jeep at a local dealership. I also found a rubicon rear axle on my local craigslist. It is a complete axle and does have the electronic locker. My question is how difficult would it be to install this axle on the jeep and make it look and function like a stock rubicon axle. Also what parts would I need?

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Unread 02-07-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Take the old axle out, put the new axle in and connect up a switched source of power to the elocker - or, sell the rear 44 and get a locker put in to your existing 44 - granted it does not have the same spline count as the rubi 44, but just about every bit as strong IMO. Pics of the swap! Make SURE that the rear and front axle have the SAME gear ratio!
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Unread 02-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, plug and play. Assuming it's this CL ad:

You just need to buy new axle shafts, and the rubicon locker switch panel. Your disc brakes will transfer over, and once you plug in the e-locker wires, take it to a dealer if get it flashed.

Understand though that a stock JK already has a D-44 rear, so you're paying $750+possible front axle regear+$150 for dealer to flash computer for something 800-1200 worth of ARB airlocker could solve.
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Unread 02-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Make him an offer of $600.00 even since it soesn't have rear shafts. At the end of the day, you would be better of just adding a selectable locker to the axle you already have on there.
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