Thread: Captain Texas Anvil JKU build

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    Axle and gears arrived at the shop today. Will be dropping the Jeep off.

    Getting excited! Cant wait for a Dana 44 and 4.56 gears!
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    Should be ready to rock by tomorrow. Wanting on a new steering stabilizer.
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    Got some pics from the shop. Everything is looking great!

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    Just waiting on a new steering stabilizer from Rancho. The only gripe I have with the Ultimate Dana 44 is that they elected to go with a pin to loop style steering stabilizer instead of the common loop to loop style. Makes finding a steering stabilizer that works really challenging.

    Already liking the axle a lot. The Cs look way beefier than on the photos online, they probably redesigned them. Can't wait to see how it drives with the new gears too.
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    Awesome. Interested to hear what you think of the new gearing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBad408 View Post
    Awesome. Interested to hear what you think of the new gearing as well.
    I'm dying to drive the thing with the new gears. I want to see if they make the difference in the hills that all the people are saying they do.
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    I got the Jeep back last night and seriously impressed with the new gears. The Jeep just pulls up hills in 4th or 5th gear no problemo. Torque seems to be a non issue anymore. No more gear searching!

    Currently there are still some things to tidy up.

    Need to get on the alignment rack (again) and get everything buttoned up. Then need to go to discount tire and see what they say about the wonky wear on the tires. Also at the moment I am running with out a steering stabilizer as the UD44 uses a stem to loop style instead of the common loop to loop. That new part is coming from Rancho in California and should be here on Tuesday.

    Currently in the break in period of 500 miles for the new gears. Was advised not to do any long trip driving or anything above 55-60mph. Should really be doing short stints to heat cycles through the gears.
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    Default Single or Dual ARB compressor

    Hey y'all,

    So I just posted this in the general modifications section but I want to hear opinions if I should go with a single or dual ARB compressor.

    Going out to Big Bend with no compressor really sucked to put it lightly. I couldn't air down to make driving off-road somewhat comfortable and if we had some sort of flat we couldn't air the tire back up to get back to town.

    I like the dual compressor a lot but now that I have an e-locker in the front and no locker in the rear (a locker may come in the future, but it is going to be quite a while), does it make more sense to go with a single compressor for just airing up tires?

    My wallet definitely likes the single over the dual so theres that.
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    I have single and it works fine for me.... I have more time than money and thats what it really boils down

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    Default JK Pockets

    Got the new JK Pockets from Slickrock Gear in the mail the other day and got them installed. Seriously hatted how awful the nets looked after being stretched from use and wanted to get them replaced.

    Pretty easy install. The rear pockets are a bit tight to get in but just use some elbow grease and they'll snap in just fine.

    So far I really like these things. A bit pricy but I like the fact these look like they came from the factory.



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    Those look great. Fortunately for my wallet they are sold out.

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