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Maverick909

Maverick909

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So far so good. Have the rear Dana 220 wide on in the rear loose right now as I ran out of blue lock tight and walked off from work without anti seize for the big bolts. Should have it dialed in today and ready to start the front Friday. Don’t mind me. I tend to only get a couple hours of daylight after work so it’s a slow process. Also hanging them on my own currently

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Newest update. I now have a Sporticon.
rubicon Dana 44’s front and rear. Also did synergy HD tie rod, and parking brake cable relocation bracket. Currently running stock sport brakes while I wait on my power stop big brake back order to come in a Couple months. Wired the lockers in and hoping to get to install my Christmas (Bolt hood lock) present from my brother that’s been on back order for like 14weeks

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Looks good, I will be doing this in June so I have been following along. How long did the swap take you? Do you have any pictures of the e-brake relocation bracket? Is that the bracket in the last picture?
 
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I am also getting ready to put rubi axles in my sport. I was told you NEED to do the big brake upgrade in order to install Rubicon axles but it looks like you ran yours with stock sport brakes. Can anyone help with this question. What exactly is different between the standard brakes and the Heavy Duty? I have heard from some they are the same calipers with just slightly different rotors and different pads. the heavy duty brakes don't seem to be much of an upgrade over the standard brakes. I am leaning towards Baer or Teraflex rather than dumping around $800 into Mopar big brakes for a very minimal improvement.
Anyone that can chime in and share their experience?
 

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I am also getting ready to put rubi axles in my sport. I was told you NEED to do the big brake upgrade in order to install Rubicon axles but it looks like you ran yours with stock sport brakes. Can anyone help with this question. What exactly is different between the standard brakes and the Heavy Duty? I have heard from some they are the same calipers with just slightly different rotors and different pads. the heavy duty brakes don't seem to be much of an upgrade over the standard brakes. I am leaning towards Baer or Teraflex rather than dumping around $800 into Mopar big brakes for a very minimal improvement.
Anyone that can chime in and share their experience?
The sport rears wont fit, at least that was the issue i had, i had to swap rear calipers with the rubi calipers
 
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Great job. I am starting something very similar on my Altitude. The Altitude came with the heavy duty brakes . So are those the same as the Rubicon brakes that may come with the Rubicon axles?
that is correct. and its just swapping the rotor in place on the new axle
 
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I am also getting ready to put rubi axles in my sport. I was told you NEED to do the big brake upgrade in order to install Rubicon axles but it looks like you ran yours with stock sport brakes. Can anyone help with this question. What exactly is different between the standard brakes and the Heavy Duty? I have heard from some they are the same calipers with just slightly different rotors and different pads. the heavy duty brakes don't seem to be much of an upgrade over the standard brakes. I am leaning towards Baer or Teraflex rather than dumping around $800 into Mopar big brakes for a very minimal improvement.
Anyone that can chime in and share their experience?
all my sport brakes went on without any issues
 
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