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  1. ScottofKSU

    Roger's Evolutions - 2012 2-Door JK

    I purchased my Jeep in May of 2020 and wheeled it for the first time in October of 2020. This experience - my first off-roading trip ever - revealed that I have a little natural talent off-roading but that I also have a TON to learn! I decided then to evolve my Jeep in a series of stages so that...
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    NOOB Installs Axle Shafts

    I am currently reassembling some D44 axles that I rebuilt and upgraded. I am trying to get the passenger (long) axle shaft installed and am wondering how I know if I got it all the way in... The outer seal gives the appearance that it is all the way in, but turning the shaft does not rotate the...
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    D44 Rubi Upgrade Axle for a 2012 Sport

    Ok, I need some straight talk on if I should replace my inner axle seals. Background: I am upgrading a set of Rubi axles for my 2012 Sport 2 Door. So far, I have: 1) replaced the axle shaft u-joints; 2) welded on gussets and control arm skids; 3) purchased new unit bearings; 4) inspected the...
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    Brake System Upgrade Question

    I am nearing completion in parts accumulation and upgrading a set of Rubi axles and am now turning my attention to brakes. I am planning on going with the Crown front Big Brake system and another big brake system for the rear - not sure which one yet. My question comes from observations that...
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    Oil Cooler Replacement?

    The other day while under the Jeep (2012 JK 2 Door) I noticed oil on the bell housing. Having spent a ton of time reviewing posts on this forum (thank you all very much for your wisdom!) I knew where to look. The dreaded oil cooler. However, when I look in the V of the block with a flashlight, I...
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    Metal in Rear 44 Gear Oil Leads to Upgrades!

    Next weekend I am heading to Southern Missouri Off-Road (SMOR) to begin my Badge of Honor chase. So last weekend I changed the oil - it was just about due - and changed my gear oil in my differentials for the first time since I bought the Jeep 3 months ago and after 4,500 miles of driving -...
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