After spending a month researching different axle configurations, companies and parts. I decided to go with Dana ultimate 60's. Having swapped out my stock running gear with rubicon axles last December I knew that if I would continue to increase the stakes it would be time to look at dana 60s.
I had had two options...
1. Build the rubicon axles I already have.
2. Sell my rubicon's to another Jeeper and use that money plus the cost to build my rubicon's to buy dana 60's.
Every one told me build tons etc. etc. I personally do not have the skill to build tons and at the end of the day I would have paid the same amount if someone built them for me. I would still be left with "junk yard tons" so to speak.
I ultimately chose the dana ultimate 60s due to the "village idiot" plug and play fitment.
The ultimate 60's are the only real complete out of the crate setup best bang for your buck. Full float rear, dual piston calipers front and rear, two gear configurations. What more could you ask for? Of course you could go with the other guys but to get everything the ultimates offer straight from the crate, your looking at spending thousands more!
I sold my rubicon axles to someone in need and quickly ordered my ultimate dana 60's. Within three days they showed up to my house. I had the driver push them off onto a waiting trailer and off to the garage I went to get started on the swap.
I used 4 semi truck jack stands to level out the Jeep and quickly got started on bolting everything back together. The toughest part of the swap in my opinion was the size and weight of these axles! My previous rubicon axles could be knocked off the jack stand if accidentally bumped them. Me being a one man team during this swap I had to use a mallet to inch my axles into position while supported by the jack stands.
Everything went in flawlessly wheel speed sensors plugged right in no "christmas lights" on the dash. The one thing that poped up that I did not expect is that the e-brake cables are a bit short. You will need to order longer ones depending on your size of lift.
Feel free to comment or ask questions. This is my first blog and is very minimal on information. Thanks!