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So what kind of extension ladder are you guys using to get into the cab ??? 🤣
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35s are the new 33, 37s are the new 35, and 38s are the new 37 ;-). Looks great though, nice AEV!
 

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So what kind of extension ladder are you guys using to get into the cab ??? 🤣

I get a running start and hope for the best. Wife does the belly 2 year old kid crawl
 

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I get a running start and hope for the best. Wife does the belly 2 year old kid crawl
Haha!

I just installed the AEV full lift and got 35” Toyo’s as well and I’m going to have to do something soon as I’m only 5’-9”…
 

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I keep going back and forth on which front shafts to go with.

I was sold on RCV until I read about the boot grease. Having the front knuckle a greasy mess is dissuading me. I'm also unsure the frequency of greasing them. I normally rotate tires on each oil change and that's when I'd grease, unsure if that would be frequent enough. Also, they are damn expensive. Smooth turning 4wd turning and their strength is appealing though.

The other option I was looking at is Dana Spicer. Their front shafts are stronger and use 1410 u joints. They are also nearly $600 less than RCV. No real downside their other than retaining the "crow hop" in 4wd. I plan on retaining FAD and have read (on the JL forum) their shafts don't have the correct bushing size for the fad inner shaft. Not sure if that's still an issue.

I'm still planning on running Dana Spicer rear chromoly shafts either way. I'm leaning towards Dana Spicer front and rear. More affordable, stronger than stock, and (unsure how much it matters) all one companies products working together.

I think either or would work for most. I went with RCV because it's supposed to be the strongest on the market. I have a procharger coming and I am trying to go the strongest first and see if it holds up lol. I am not worried about grease it will keep things from rusting and easier mud clean up. I did revolution rear axles to match gear, Spicer was back ordered on 5.38s.
 

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Haha!

I just installed the AEV full lift and got 35” Toyo’s as well and I’m going to have to do something soon as I’m only 5’-9”…

I am 5'10" I just eat my Wheaties every morning lol. All jokes aside I just swing my right leg in and slide in. My wife actually does a belly crawl, working on a rope ladder for her now.
 
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Haha!

I just installed the AEV full lift and got 35” Toyo’s as well and I’m going to have to do something soon as I’m only 5’-9”…
Lol, I'm 6' with long legs. I just plabt my right foot in the foot well and use the grab handle to hoist myself up. My wife uses the rock rails as a step.

I have accidentally launched myself exiting the vehicle trying to clear my seat bolsters
 
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I think either or would work for most. I went with RCV because it's supposed to be the strongest on the market. I have a procharger coming and I am trying to go the strongest first and see if it holds up lol. I am not worried about grease it will keep things from rusting and easier mud clean up. I did revolution rear axles to match gear, Spicer was back ordered on 5.38s.
If the grease and maintenance doesn't bother you I'd agree, RCV is the way to go.

Not in a rush on the shafts right now, I'll likely wait for black Friday offerings and try to get a deal on all 4 for Spicer. Will likely only have 1 more trail weekend and will just hit some easier trails to play it safe.
 

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I need more pictures. The garage pic is great!! I just want to see more pictures. Really looks great. These JTs can swallow tires. My 35's look small. Yours are definitely bigger than mine.
 

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If the grease and maintenance doesn't bother you I'd agree, RCV is the way to go.

Not in a rush on the shafts right now, I'll likely wait for black Friday offerings and try to get a deal on all 4 for Spicer. Will likely only have 1 more trail weekend and will just hit some easier trails to play it safe.
If the grease and maintenance doesn't bother you I'd agree, RCV is the way to go.

Not in a rush on the shafts right now, I'll likely wait for black Friday offerings and try to get a deal on all 4 for Spicer. Will likely only have 1 more trail weekend and will just hit some easier trails to play it safe.

Nothing is maintenance free so it doesn't bug me. It gives me a chance to inspect stuff as well. You will be fine even with 38s, I have a quite a few trips with stock gears and 38s. I have not found the limits but I tend to be light on the skinny pedal on hard trails. Bigger tires is harder on drive train but does make it easier on trails. Guys I run with are on 35s and stuff they struggle a touch with I just crawl right over it...so there is that.
 

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I need more pictures. The garage pic is great!! I just want to see more pictures. Really looks great. These JTs can swallow tires. My 35's look small. Yours are definitely bigger than mine.
Lol hopefully I'll get a couple good pics this weekend. Here's a wheel/tire/rotor to get you by

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38s are big but I think the sweet spot is really 37s (36.5) as it fits better and puts less stress on stuff. Also easier on gears and trans. I have the 315s now and am going to 37s soon with 4.88s. I am expecting them to rub at full stuff and wheel turned.
 
 



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