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MX500 said:
I'm planning on running the rubicon with my bronco, and I was wondering what other modifications should I do to it to make it last, and what other types of tools I should bring. Here's what I've got so far:

Bronco:
351m, runs ok, just needs some carb adjustments that I'll never do
C6, works perfect
NP205 t-case
rebuilt rear driveshaft
unknown gears, I think they are somewhere in the range between 3.50 and 4:10
35" mud terrains
6" lift, swaybars removed

Here's what I plan on adding to it before the rubicon:
full rear spool or mini-spool
possibly some superflex springs and a shackle reversal


Tools:
Hi-lift
winch?
tool box with anything I'd need (sockets, wrenches, tire plugs, breaker bars, vise grips, etc...)
tow chain
PM me and I'll give you some detials.

Just a quick note:
bring an extra drive shaft front/rear, u-joints, front axle inner/outer, take off your rear bumper, go out and get another rear gas skid plate and weld or bolt it onto your existing one, have a tree saver (tow strap), CB, JB Weld, rear diff gaurd, don't need shackle flip just add a block, lights close to your front fender to see rocks down below and of coarse lights so you can see trail at night, make sure the radiator stays cool otherwise make a mod on that, make sure your tranny stays cool otherwise make a mod on that, I would change your gearing if possible to 4:10, make sure you have put in manual locking hubs otherwise I gaurentee the stock auto hubs will break. and so on and so on and so on....
 

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plug ugly said:
you have some good advice to start with. (some of it sounds familiar). I wouldnt recommend making the rubicon your first wheeling outing, especially in a fullsize. Its a tough trail when you are big like we are, and the people on that trail arent very sympathetic if you break. ...When Dave talks about us getting TTB rigs through, we had all the spare parts and tools, seasoned wheelers and well built rigs.
Sounds familiar??? That wouldn't be me would it! :histerica Plug Ugly, thanks for the advice and details. I take your suggestions to heart.

Follow his advice about the Rubicon and not making it your first wheeling experience. You need to learn your vehicle first and how to repair every part of it and how to place it through trails and on obstacles. You can do the con with ttb but as said, you need to be prepared for the front outer axle stubs to break.

I would have to say that people are more sympathetic to your breakage when you have beer to give them and are able to pull off to the side. With the new laws you can't go more than 25 feet off the trail otherwise you'll be hit with a nice big 175$ ticket. So that doesn't leave many options for parking in a nice place to do repairs.
 

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I have 35's and rocksliders and have done well so far on the con. Unfortunately I have not been able to take a whole weekend off to go through the whole con. I know that there are a few parts towards the end that are very difficult but w/35's and rocksliders as well as all the other items you will be able to get through the con. My friend just completed it the other weekend w/35's and rocksliders.

If you go 38's than you will want to do the sas. You don't want to go much bigger than 35's w/the ttb.
 

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plug ugly said:
he's already got a solid axle.
Oops, forgot, didn't go back and read the whole post again.
 
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