RockJock Dana 60 Rear Axle - 60-Grand: Part 2

    RockJock 60, Clayton Suspension, and a Set of 35s—Time to Hit the Trail

    Kevin BlumerPhotographer, Writer

    Last month, we followed along as the crew at Currie Enterprises transferred a set of ZJ Grand Cherokee rear suspension brackets onto a RockJock 60 axle. This time, that same axle will be brought home to its new location underneath the vehicle.

    While it's possible to use the adapted RockJock 60 with a stock suspension system, it turns out that that's not the only way to go. Clayton Off Road Manufacturing offers a complete ZJ suspension system that strengthens the chassis as well as increases suspension travel.

    The Clayton Off Road ZJ suspension used here provides a 7-inch lift and is designed to be used with 33-inch tires, if the body stays stock, or with 35-inch tires with some fender trimming. The latter route was taken here. Bushwacker Cut-Out fender flares created the clearance and brought a clean, professional appearance on board.

    We turned to Desolate Motorsports for the installation. Time and time again, Desolate has proven itself as a shop where things get done quickly and are done right.

    Could the RockJock 60 and Clayton suspension be installed in a driveway? Yes. However, this transformation involves drilling, cutting, and welding. It will take time and make noise. If you're short on time, tools, skills, or friendly neighbors, then you'll save yourself a lot of headache by working with a professional installer.

    When all was said, done, wrenched, and welded, the ZJ had become a genuine trail weapon. It turns out that 60 Grand will take you a lot of places.

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