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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
crazy, the $880 price tag is too.

What's it cost for the average person to run it?
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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.


The Rubicon Trail is in California. There might be some trail called the Rubicon in Utah. Utah has Moab, maybe you got confused.
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mixed the two...my bad.
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lol, I figured you did.
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either way.. that's how this thread comes across to me lol
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ok well i was just trying to find out what i need to do not for everyone to rag on me
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I like to call it a 'REAL AXLE".


even if i'm still ifs'd.


how many desert runners or rally-like trucks do you see with SFA?



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Jeep calls their wrangler with dana 66's, front and rear lockers, true 4wd, and 33" tires with meaty tread the Rubicon for a reason.

Even still, I'd imagine if someone were going to run a rubicon wrangler on the rubicon trail they'd like some bigger tires and a winch.
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how many desert runners or rally-like trucks do you see with SFA?



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Jeep calls their wrangler with dana 66's, front and rear lockers, true 4wd, and 33" tires with meaty tread the Rubicon for a reason.

Even still, I'd imagine if someone were going to run a rubicon wrangler on the rubicon trail they'd like some bigger tires and a winch.
Haha jeep doesn't make Wranglers with D60s
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Haha jeep doesn't make Wranglers with D60s
No? Dana 4's maybe? I'm pretty sure they are Dana axles.
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how many desert runners or rally-like trucks do you see with SFA?



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Jeep calls their wrangler with dana 66's, front and rear lockers, true 4wd, and 33" tires with meaty tread the Rubicon for a reason.

Even still, I'd imagine if someone were going to run a rubicon wrangler on the rubicon trail they'd like some bigger tires and a winch.
Ever heard of Jeep Speed? yea solid axles, and I have seen a few rangers with solid axles, what about the KORE team, long travel dodge 2500s? solid axles. but yes, your kinda right.. IFS is the way to go in the desert.

you cant compare apples to oranges.. Desert racing and crawlin the rub are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

and....Its a "D44" its a bastard D44, kinda like the TTB crap.. its D44 R&P then D30 hybrid shafts and outers.. so its not terribly stronger, its not as strong as the D44 I have.

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Haha jeep doesn't make Wranglers with D60s
he said D66's
But they do sell D60s for an ungodly amount of money that just... bolt right up
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I know the sell them but they don't come stock. I thought it was just a typo with the D66
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Does anyone know a good website to start my research at, because i've read all the sas threads( which have been a great help) but i still need to learn alot more, so if you know any sites to start at that would be awesome
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pirate4x4.com
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=540546
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572943
..there's a ton more

dont post, just lurk. If you thought we were harsh.. heh
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hahaha, i was just kidding about that
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what?

white rhino has many pictures of his on the Rubicon if you really want to know what you're up against.
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For some of you who haven't even been there and like to flame a guy:


Corey, to answer your question, your truck is not a good platform to do the rubicon. I lived in NV and have gone to the "Con" multipule times and seen some trucks that have the best offroad parts and setup-ups that money can buy, break and not make it through.

I would say AT LEAST

1. Fourwheel drive
2. 33in tire (and that's REALLY pushing it) 35's should be mandatory
3. REAR locker
4. WINCH, or winch's on vehicles in the group
5. Front and REAR extraction points on your truck

I've seen trucks/jeeps with just the above listed make it through the con, but had a REALLY hard time. Not only that, but if you think you can go through the "CON" and not have body damage your kidding yourself. I would suggest if you value your truck's body panels that you leave your ranger at home. Just some advice.

To everyone else...IFS can make it through the con....
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Your best bet would to get a trail truck and save wear on your truck.
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No? Dana 4's maybe? I'm pretty sure they are Dana axles.
Yes, wranglers have D44s in the rear.
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Yes, wranglers have D44s in the rear.
Only the rubicons have front D44s, stock ones have 30s or 35s

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Yes, wranglers have D44s in the rear.
Wranglers do not have D44's, they have D 35's in the rear, D30's in the front. The only wrangler with a D44 is a Rubicon and even that isn't a full fleged D44
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Only the rubicons have front D44s, stock ones have 30s or 35s
All current Wranglers have D44s as an option.
http://www.jeep.com/hostc/bmo/models...00906&zipCode=
Compare All Models>Scroll down to the bottom,and:
http://img399.imageshack.us/my.php?image=d44si8.jpg


Rubicon:
D44 Rear
D44 Front

Sahara:
D44 Rear

S:
D30 Front
D44 Rear

Regular:
D30 Front
D44 Rear
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Did you not see that I said D44 front
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wtf is an S?
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wtf is an S?
Apparently a Wrangler model...

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Did you not see that I said D44 front
Nope, sorry.
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Maybe it was supposed to be X?
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