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Old August 30th, 2019, 16:42
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Hey bud

So yes that is a jk44 rubicon front. No i dont have a truss and it is not needed. I sleeved the tubes with a very simple kit. And gusseted the inner Cs. Our xjs are not heavy like the jks are and i dont plan on jumping my rig so im good. As far as mounts. The only things i moved to make things simpler was the coil/shock mounts and the trac bar mount. The jk coil mounts are centered. They need to be forward of the tube for the xj. And I lowered my shock mounts so I could swing a 12 shock on 3 of lift. Then i got a rustys factory xj axle trackbar bracket and placed it in the factory xj location on the jk axle. So the only thing that needed modding was my draglink length to get it to work. Xj under axle track bar works for me. Btw. All of my link mounts are stock jk mounts. They are in the same locations about as the xj. Hope that helps. Any other questions let me know.
That is of great help to me. No more agonizing over welding a truss. I will just spring for an axle bracket kit and the tubes then I will be good to go.

I saw online a wire harness kit for the locker that I need to get unless I can get connectors then make my own harness.

Great info my friend.
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Old August 31st, 2019, 07:34
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That is of great help to me. No more agonizing over welding a truss. I will just spring for an axle bracket kit and the tubes then I will be good to go.



I saw online a wire harness kit for the locker that I need to get unless I can get connectors then make my own harness.



Great info my friend.


Definitely still do a sleeve and gusset kit.

This is a good kit
https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/2017-J...SABEgLo4fD_BwE

And these coil mounts from rustys have the track bar bracket as a part of the mount. Wish i would have gotten these. Would have made it easier
https://www.rustysoffroad.com/builde...ock-mount.html

And i used these to mount my shock lower on the axle tube.
https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com...SABEgJ-zPD_BwE

Again the control arm mounts dont need to be changed.
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Went out with some battle born xj guys sat night and ran a local trail. Bud Canyon. Here are a few pics. The 37s are tucking quite nicely.

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Your approach angle is insane. That would almost crawl a vehicle wall..

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Your approach angle is insane. That would almost crawl a vehicle wall..

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Thx man. Not sure a vertical wall. Its still about 80degrees or so. I have seen many well built rigs get denied the proper line because of a big bumper. Or broken tire carriers dropping off an obstacle. Good angles are key.
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Omg is that a 4runner?! 😍

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Yeah two of them followed us up this trail randomly.
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