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post #1 of 10 Old 10-07-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Swap JL Rubicon axles into a TJ?

I like the specs on the new JL Rubi axles. They pop up for sale every so often in my area, and I'm wanting to swap them into the TJ. I was looking at the electronics, and as excepted, there's a lot.

I just want to know if I can get the stock Rubi locker to work with just a switch/relay?

I assume I can delete the rest of the electronic stuff, including running the RCV axle disconnect delete.


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Looking at a picture online of the JL Tru-Lok, it would appear to me wiring it up with a simple switch or relay should be quite doable. The actuator only has two wires.

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With the JL being so new, does anyone make a bracket kit for it yet? Found this discussion on another forum about this swap, might be useful to you.

wrangler tj forum.com/threads/jl-axle-swap-ideas.19090/
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My swap is underway. Haven't found anyone else that's done the same setup yet. Still a lot of things I'm not sure about, but it's coming together!
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My swap is underway. Haven't found anyone else that's done the same setup yet. Still a lot of things I'm not sure about, but it's coming together!
Need a while lot more vertical separation.

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With the JL being so new, does anyone make a bracket kit for it yet? Found this discussion on another forum about this swap, might be useful to you.

wrangler tj forum.com/threads/jl-axle-swap-ideas.19090/
You need a TJ bracket kit for 2.75" axle tubes or something close.

There are rear bracket kits out there for 2 5/8" tubes. Would just need to touch them with a grinder.
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Well I've had my JL 44 setup for over a year, with trusses and chromo shafts. Been running 40s the whole time, and haven't had any issues. The lockers work well, and extra width is exactly what I was looking for
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Need a while lot more vertical separation.
No I don't

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Well I've had my JL 44 setup for over a year, with trusses and chromo shafts. Been running 40s the whole time, and haven't had any issues. The lockers work well, and extra width is exactly what I was looking for
Great for you, man! We'll be working on buddy's new TJ project soon after we finished installing the headache rack and tonneau covers on the truck this week. Will definitely consider the JL Rubi axles.
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