Love this setup. Basically what I’m looking to get to. I’d really like to do my front RCVs and truss when I re-gear but those might come later.Just got her wrapped up Friday but took the stock Rubicon Axle and added the EVO Truss Kit, gussets skids exc. 5.13s and RCV Axle shafts....
Was planning on an Ultimate 44 but after seeing these results so far not sure the UD 44 has anything on this build. In addition I wanted to keep the FAD (RCVs for the win)
Dana Advantek Chromoly axle shafts in the rear pushing Mickey Thompson Baja Boss M/T 40x13.5s with Mopar Beadlocks. We'll see how it holds up but so far I'm loving the performance offroad and the substantial weight savings over a 1-ton build.
At this point I think the weak link is probably the Pinion gear but only time will tell.
I'm fairly sure I'll do it all at once. If funds are tight I'll do the RCV's later myself, but I'll need help with trusses and regearing. :dunno:Love this setup. Basically what I’m looking to get to. I’d really like to do my front RCVs and truss when I re-gear but those might come later.
I read that trusses are “cheaper” to have done when you do gears because they have easy access. Thats the next thing I’m saving for and like you will probably do RCV later too.I'm fairly sure I'll do it all at once. If funds are tight I'll do the RCV's later myself, but I'll need help with trusses and regearing. :dunno:
Who is John? I'd like to see video of what he was doing to grenade rubi axles on 35s. There's always an outlier "hold my beer watch this" person.John actually blew up his axles with 35's, so RCV's are going to happen along with the gears. I really am finding it hard to decide between 4.88's and 5.12's. The only reason truss is in my mind is because I like to move it move it...
The driveshafts are done unless they blow up.. then maybe some Adam's 1310's... Lighter and much beefier than my little Jeep needs.
Agreed...there are a lot of people wheelin halfway responsibly on 37s/38s with stock JL d44 axles without problems. Sounds like adding RCV's to the front and chromally shafts to the rear would be a worthwhile upgrade for long term peace of mind. Thoughts?axle shafts break. that is part of their function. no amount of trusses will save your shafts. trussing is really only necessary if you are going to hard core rock crawl often. with the FAD my guess is ill buy another axle before i bother trussing this one. the tube has too many pieces already. just my $.02