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Old 01-02-2017, 06:20 PM
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JK Jeep Question...

Because, I was asked.
Because, my quick-like searching has turned up nothing . . .
Because, it seams like this is just so logical!

In this era of bolt on Jeeps is there a kit to bolt Fullsize axles under a JK & retaining the OE type Suspension?

There are for the earlier leaf sprung models.


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This is as close to a bolt as I have found: http://www.artecindustries.com/JK_60_1T_Swap
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:51 PM
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Only thing I've seen is the complete D60 axles like the ProRocks setup with the brackets on them. Not really an answer but I like to hear myself talk.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:57 PM
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Jeep sell a bolt in set of dana 60's
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 PM
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Howdy. Long time lurker with nothing much to add usually. Anyways, this is something I'm slightly familiar with. Artec industries has what you're looking for. Of course, like others have stated, you can get a complete axle assembly from Dynatrac, Currie, or even Mopar.

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Just saw that you've seen the Artec kit.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:43 AM
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Howdy. Long time lurker with nothing much to add usually. Anyways, this is something I'm slightly familiar with. Artec industries has what you're looking for. Of course, like others have stated, you can get a complete axle assembly from Dynatrac, Currie, or even Mopar.

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Just saw that you've seen the Artec kit.
Thanks. I found the Artec parts after I posted.
The question to me was if a set of SDuty axles could be "Bolted in" using the Jeeps frame mounts and the SD axle Radius arm mounting points. This would also address the WSS issue for the 12(?) up... and the semi-ridiculous prices that new axles fetch compared to used. Finally it would increase the track width potentially decreasing the turning radius.
Just seems like it should already be in the marketplace


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Old 01-03-2017, 01:43 PM
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Entropy,

I have not seen anything that would reuse the SD radius arm mounts. I suppose something could be figured out if you were using a full coilover set up, but if you were retaining a factory style spring perch then the radius arm mounts would probably be in the way. I haven't personally built a Dana 60 using the Artec kit, but I have bolted in an axle that already had it installed. The upper control arm mounts work great, the lowers mounts are spaced a little farther outwards. My understanding is that an '05 and up axle will have the lower control arm mounts spaced wider due to the size of the center section. The '99 - 04' axles will have everything line up better.

I would recommend calling Fusion 4x4 and talking to them. Those guys specialize in putting SD axles in JK's. They have an incredible wealth of knowledge on the subject and are always excited to help, even if you're not buying axles from them.

*I'm not affiliated with Fusion 4x4, I have just seen them repeatedly help people.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:17 PM
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Jman.

Fusion is as close to a bolt in kit as I have seen yet.
I'll pass the information on to the guy that asked me.

Thanks for the lead; the interesting thing is I used nearly their web page address in my search... Google has been bringing the suck lately!


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