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    Is it possible to use rubicon axles on a sahara that didnít come with slip differenti

    So Iím a new jeep owner and at first i didnít care much for off road capabilities because Iím 95% pavement driver. However, lately iíve been more interested in modifying my sahara and i was disappointed when i found out that i didnt get the $600 option that wouldíve gave me that dana 44s in the back.

    I believe my question is obvious, are Rubicon axles interchangeable with the ones the sahara has? And if not, can you guys give me suggestions about how can i make my sahara jl more capable as close as a rubicon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Moerocco View Post
    So Iím a new jeep owner and at first i didnít care much for off road capabilities because Iím 95% pavement driver. However, lately iíve been more interested in modifying my sahara and i was disappointed when i found out that i didnt get the $600 option that wouldíve gave me that dana 44s in the back.

    I believe my question is obvious, are Rubicon axles interchangeable with the ones the sahara has? And if not, can you guys give me suggestions about how can i make my sahara jl more capable as close as a rubicon.




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    Yes. You can go into a dealership and order Dana 44ís for the front and rear. Around $5k for front and rear. Comes with 4:10 gears and front and rear locker. With will need to upgrade the steering ďtie rod,drag link, because the rubicon axle is wider than stock. Synergy mag makes awesome aftermarket steering. Also since the rubicon axles come with lockers,you will need something to wire them into. If your Jeep came with the auxiliary switch from the factory your set,if not you will have to find something aftermarket. But yes with a few $$ you can change axles. Also you will need a programmer for your Jeep. Superchips or tazer jl will work.


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    Hereís a thought before you spend too much. There will probably be a lot axles coming off the JTís in the very near future. The front will bolt up fine but the rear will take some modifying to brackets to work. My guess is more JL owners than JT owners will be in the market for these take off axles and with the amount work needed on the rear, you should be able to pick them up pretty reasonable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgk401 View Post
    Yes. You can go into a dealership and order Dana 44ís for the front and rear. Around $5k for front and rear. Comes with 4:10 gears and front and rear locker. With will need to upgrade the steering ďtie rod,drag link, because the rubicon axle is wider than stock. Synergy mag makes awesome aftermarket steering. Also since the rubicon axles come with lockers,you will need something to wire them into. If your Jeep came with the auxiliary switch from the factory your set,if not you will have to find something aftermarket. But yes with a few $$ you can change axles. Also you will need a programmer for your Jeep. Superchips or tazer jl will work.


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    Dude what an awesome answer, thanks. and yes i do have the four aux switches in front of my shifter. And i think i may be going this route in the near future because im in love with this sahara aesthetically, its leather everything and the billet-silver black combo. I just need it to be a little meaner now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Moerocco View Post
    Dude what an awesome answer, thanks. and yes i do have the four aux switches in front of my shifter. And i think i may be going this route in the near future because im in love with this sahara aesthetically, its leather everything and the billet-silver black combo. I just need it to be a little meaner now.



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    10-4 donít forget to upgrade your steering parts. Tie rod and drag link. Sport and Sahara axle are narrower than the rubicon. So you will have to get rubicon specific steering ďyetiĒ has 2 different part numbers but synergy mfg has only one that will work with both sport and rubicon. Good luck to ya.


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