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1991 Jeep Wrangler YJ - Rubicon YJ

Posted in How To on December 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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In case you missed it in the Aug. '08 issue, we did a feature on installing Mopar's JK Rubicon Dana 44s in a YJ Wrangler. Complete JK Wrangler Rubicon Dana 44 axle assemblies are a great deal for those looking to upgrade their front and rearends. They come complete with disc brakes, electric lockers, and 4.10 gears and are a bolt-in deal for JK Wrangler owners.


Our friend Eric Maughan of Wellsville, Utah, ordered his Mopar JK Rubicon Dana 44 axle assemblies from 4 Wheel Drive Hardware and installed them under his '91 YJ Wrangler. In the Aug. '08 feature, we showed how Eric removed the JK bracketry from the axles, welded on spring pads, installed the ARB Air Locker switches for locker operation, and adapted the Mopar harness he got from 4 Wheel Drive Hardware that has the correct electrical plugs needed for the electric lockers.

Eric also installed a 4.3 Atlas transfer case from Advance Adapters. Mount Logan Off-Road supplied its super-strong aluminum tie rod and drag link. The guys at Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts rebuilt and modified the front and rear CV driveshafts to work with the Rubicon axle assemblies and also sent a pair of their JK Dana 44 pinion flanges.

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Eric's YJ uses Rubicon Express spring-over leaf packs and also has a Vanco hydroboost system for the brakes. We mention this as his swap won't be exactly like yours, but it did show how relatively simple it is to do.

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Sources

Skyjacker Suspensions
West Monroe, LA 71294
318-338-0816
www.skyjacker.com
Advance Adapters
Paso Robles, CA 93446
800-350-2223
www.advanceadapters.com
Walker Evans Racing
Riverside, CA 92516
888-933-7223
www.walkerevansracing.com
Fox Racing Shox
Watsonville, CA 95076
619-768-1800
www.ridefox.com
4 Wheel Drive Hardware
wef, AK
800-555-3353
www.4wd.com
Alloy USA
Suwanee, GA 30024
800-449-6649
www.alloyusa.com
Mount Logan Off-Road
North Logan, UT 94341
435-752-4272
www.mtloganoffroad.com
Interco
337-334-3814
www.intercotire.com
Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts
877/497-4238
www.4xshaft.com

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