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    I don't know if things changed in the last 6 months, but my buddy bought the Spicer Ultimate 44 from 4WD (Sara Oaks is our clubs sales person, ask for her and see if she can still do this?) for $3500 sitting on his driveway with upgrade alloy axle shafts, gears of his choice, TruTrac LSD, thicker/bigger tubes, massively upgraded brackets, HD inner knuckles, added caster for lifts... It is a turn-key solution that may not be the strongest option out there, but it is one of the very cheapest.


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    ^^^
    Gears, Truetrac, upgraded axles, tubes, etc for $3500? Yeah, that has my interests. Thanks Larry!

    Hubs?
    Bolt on re-use of the stock brakes?
    '09 Sahara JKU
    Mods:
    - Mopar BBK, Mopar 2in lift, AEV Front tubeless bumper, skid plate, 12K winch.
    - 315/70/R17 BFG KO2's mounted on DC Gunmetal 7's, TF HD Carrier
    - Ruffstuff HD Tie rod,Synergy HD Draglink,TF Front HD TB,RC X-flex adj front LCA's
    - Katzkin Leather, 7.2 Surround 2800W Infinity Audio System
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednroll View Post
    ^^^ Gears, Truetrac, upgraded axles, tubes, etc for $3500? Yeah, that has my interests. Thanks Larry! Hubs? Bolt on re-use of the stock brakes?
    There won't be TruTrac option on the UD44, it is a enhanced Rubi housing. But it is a great deal. And yes it uses your factory knuckles and brakes.
    Jeff _(OIIIO)_
    08 Black and Khaki JK Sahara Unlimited, Dual Tops, MyGig, D44HD/J8 front diff with OX locker, Trax-Lok Rear D44 Diff,
    3.5" RK front, 2.5 TerraFlex BB rear, PitBull Rocker 37x12.50x17 on ProComp 2635 Xtreme Alloys, AEV Premium w/Smitty X20 12K, Mr Grille Billet grille, Flex-A-Lite 18,000 GVW Transcooler, bushwacker flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtphoto JK View Post
    There won't be TruTrac option on the UD44, it is a enhanced Rubi housing. But it is a great deal. And yes it uses your factory knuckles and brakes.
    I'm in a toss up between truetrac or lockers in the front. Definitely Truetrac in the rear. I like playing in the snow, so that's why I'm leaning towards an axle that would give me a truetrac option in the front. Always on scenarios. I also don't prefer the hard steering that comes with a locked front axle.
    '09 Sahara JKU
    Mods:
    - Mopar BBK, Mopar 2in lift, AEV Front tubeless bumper, skid plate, 12K winch.
    - 315/70/R17 BFG KO2's mounted on DC Gunmetal 7's, TF HD Carrier
    - Ruffstuff HD Tie rod,Synergy HD Draglink,TF Front HD TB,RC X-flex adj front LCA's
    - Katzkin Leather, 7.2 Surround 2800W Infinity Audio System
    My Write-Ups:
    Folding Hitch Cargo Basket with Rear Lighting
    MyGIG RHR (730N) Install
    Android OBD2 Wifi Adapter Setup Guide (No Root)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednroll View Post
    I'm in a toss up between truetrac or lockers in the front. Definitely Truetrac in the rear. I like playing in the snow, so that's why I'm leaning towards an axle that would give me a truetrac option in the front. Always on scenarios. I also don't prefer the hard steering that comes with a locked front axle.
    There is not much choice in the matter for a TruTrac front. Like you, I was determined to have TruTrac front and rear but alas the only way to get a TruTrac in a front D44 is if you order a Dynatrac PR44 or G2 Core44 SAE housing. All other front D44 housings including factory Rubi are Metric.
    Jeff _(OIIIO)_
    08 Black and Khaki JK Sahara Unlimited, Dual Tops, MyGig, D44HD/J8 front diff with OX locker, Trax-Lok Rear D44 Diff,
    3.5" RK front, 2.5 TerraFlex BB rear, PitBull Rocker 37x12.50x17 on ProComp 2635 Xtreme Alloys, AEV Premium w/Smitty X20 12K, Mr Grille Billet grille, Flex-A-Lite 18,000 GVW Transcooler, bushwacker flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednroll
    ^^^
    Gears, Truetrac, upgraded axles, tubes, etc for $3500? Yeah, that has my interests. Thanks Larry!

    Hubs?
    Bolt on re-use of the stock brakes?
    I talked to my gear set up guy the other day and he was saying within this year they are reworking the axle. The c's will be twice as thick and they will be putting the ARB in them. I've seen them they reuse your hubs and brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarraider View Post
    I talked to my gear set up guy the other day and he was saying within this year they are reworking the axle. The c's will be twice as thick and they will be putting the ARB in them. I've seen them they reuse your hubs and brakes
    I'm just in the planning stages right now. I'm actually considering waiting until the JL comes out as well. I'm curious to find out if the JL and JK axles will be interchangeable and maybe the JL will provide another axle option to our shopping list.
    '09 Sahara JKU
    Mods:
    - Mopar BBK, Mopar 2in lift, AEV Front tubeless bumper, skid plate, 12K winch.
    - 315/70/R17 BFG KO2's mounted on DC Gunmetal 7's, TF HD Carrier
    - Ruffstuff HD Tie rod,Synergy HD Draglink,TF Front HD TB,RC X-flex adj front LCA's
    - Katzkin Leather, 7.2 Surround 2800W Infinity Audio System
    My Write-Ups:
    Folding Hitch Cargo Basket with Rear Lighting
    MyGIG RHR (730N) Install
    Android OBD2 Wifi Adapter Setup Guide (No Root)

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