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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default JK Newbie....what do I need to know

I need some JK knowledge. First off road adventure in the JK coming up in Sept and looking for advice on what I need to know to make it there and back without issues, what parts to upgrade, things to check before heading out, etc.

Not sure if I'm going to run it stock or with 2.5" lift/35's/stock gearing. Between now and then probably replacing ball joints (aftermarket) and any other worn suspension/steering parts.

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With 35's regear. My wife has an 08. With 35's could not use overdrive. Regeared to 5.13 it is great now.
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Build a bling D44 front with solid knuckles and chomoly shafts and ...............oh shit, that was the last one.
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i plan on regearing but probably wont happen before this trip.

what transmission does her's have. i was going to go with 4.88's (manual trans)
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Build a bling D44 front with solid knuckles and chomoly shafts and ...............oh shit, that was the last one.

its already got a 44 so i'm half way there . it may get trussed eventually but that's it. if no one bites on my F250 I may use the axles from it some day. but that's a long ways down the road.
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from what ive seen sleaving the front reinforcing the inner c and ball joints
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i plan on regearing but probably wont happen before this trip.

what transmission does her's have. i was going to go with 4.88's (manual trans)
She has the auto trans in hers.
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