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Old 09-11-2018, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Scrapped the TJ plans, now JKU. Build advice

I had a thread where I was asking advice to next level the TJ, but I have decided that if I am going to spend the money, I wanted to use a JKU as the platform.

So, here's the plan at this point and I'm looking for advice and experience before I go through the learning curve and building several times over.

2012 JKU
Want to run 40's
At least coil over suspension, maybe bypasses?
I have 2004 superduty axles. HP Dana 60 and Sterling 10.5
I have a 2017 L86 (gen V 6.2) with an 8L90
I have an Atlas II 4.3 that I can use to start, but I think I will want a 2.0

What problems will I encounter with the Super Duty axles? What off the shelf or mild fab suspension packages will work best? I want to use this thing for dunes, hammers, rubicon, moab, etc and to be able to drive down the road.

I quit the Jeep thing about 10 years ago, moved on to buggies and now I'm going back to the Jeeps. I would like to keep a lot of the buggy performance but able to take the kids for ice cream in the Jeep.

Lastly, I know it's a JK but I don't want to go over to jkowners, I looked around and it doesn't seem like theres a lot of movement or real builds.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Off the shelf....not really gona happen IMO if you want the best results.
Tons of builds use search on JK owners and here..

I'm doing my 4 door with C/O's and Bypasses, 3 link and Trailing arm etc.
Nothing will be easy doing this level of a build.
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