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Rubicon trail

if i was going to go to the rubicon trail and ride it, what all would you say i would need to do to my truck to get it ready...it is a, 05 edge 3.0L 2wd with a 3inch fabtech lift
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Get 4wd lol, SFA, locked front and rear, 35+, winch, sliders, bumpers, maybe cage
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i dont have the money for the 4wd but i really want it, and i dont mean to be stupid but what is SFA
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solid front axle

Your never going to run the Rubicon Trail without 4wd.
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Straight Front Axle.
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Straight Front Axle.
lol wrong!
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im not so sure your 2wd will make it.
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lol wrong!
All the same thing.

Straight Front Axle
Solid Front Axle
Straight Axle Swap
Solid Axle Swap

All means the same thing!
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I've never heard it called a straight front axle before
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i would hope all front axles are straight! it might dog track otherwise!
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I guess it depends where you are. On another forum I'm on everyone calls it straight front axle but its all the same.
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Not your truck
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so you guys do not think it would be possible without a solid front axle
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No way, IFS flex is terrible compared to SFA.
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"hi. i picked up a magazine and it showed the rubicon trail in utah. i'm going to take my 2wd ranger down it. any thoughts?"



lol.




dude...you've got alot of work ahead of you. no matter what standpoint your looking at it.
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I like to call it a 'REAL AXLE".


even if i'm still ifs'd.
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Don't even think about it in a 2wd truck.

If your truck was 4wd locked front and rear with at least 33's and you were a experenced drive I would say go for it with a few friends to help you along the way.

Edit:I forgot one thing GOOD RECOVERY GEAR.
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All the same thing.

Straight Front Axle
Solid Front Axle
Straight Axle Swap
Solid Axle Swap

All means the same thing!
my front axle is straight! it has a couple CV joints... but it sure aint crooked!
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You can go on it when your truck can do this:




So that you can pass through obstacles like these:




And this is one of the many obstacles that does not have a way around it:


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going to Rubicon with a 2wd is a guarranteed way to get your *** laughed right off the trail
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They might not even let you in. I know that Raush Creek ORV doesn't let 2WD's in.
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yeaaaaa

if you hit it hard enough you might make the first obsticle, then need a crane to haul your *** out.


a solid front axle, atleast a D44 would be the way to go. I want to say if you were good, locked f/r with 35s? you might stand a chance with IFS but bring lots of spare **** and you'll probably roll it from looking at those pics.


If the Rubi is your goal in life, get a better platform to start building, not a 2wd ranger. Thats just a lot more money that you dont need to spend.



I'll be going.. eventaully. But not with the setup I have now, no way.
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My ex's brother made it with a 4.5" long armed XJ with 32" BFG's. Got some great vids of it too...impressive the cherokee's are. reason why i had one.
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I was on their website and they have a group for people who want to tackle it it stock 4x4's. Is that even possible? http://www.rubicon-trail.com/Rubicon/ot.html
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