Building a Mojavicon: Adding Lockers and Swaybar to a Mojave

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I really like all the updates to the Mojave, but still want the OEM sway bar disconnect and front locker.

What are the chances, the wiring harness is the same? Also, wondering if the fox reservoir location would impede the installation of the OEM swaybar disconnect.

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All in I'm guessing around $2500 or less to add everything to have a Mojavicon.

Let's hear your thoughts on doing this. Let's not do a debate on Rubicon vs Mojave, there are other threads for that. I just want to discuss the creating this combo.
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You'll probably need a master install kit for shimming and setting backlash on the front diff with the new locker and gear set. Every ring & pinion spacing is different, no matter how precisely and consistently they're forged and milled. You could luck-up, and it could be a perfect drop-in, and when you paint the gears, everything is getting 100% contact... But the odds of that are VERY slim.
 
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You'll probably need a master install kit for shimming and setting backlash on the front diff with the new locker and gear set. Every ring & pinion spacing is different, no matter how precisely and consistently they're forged and milled. You could luck-up, and it could be a perfect drop-in, and when you paint the gears, everything is getting 100% contact... But the odds of that are VERY slim.

I had planned on regearing anyways when I go with 37s.
 

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Following closely, but additionally, the locker switch you are showing is for a jlu, not the gladiator that also has the Offroad plus button.
 

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I would skip the factory disconnect setup and go with an anti rock setup for simplicity and cost. There are also the JKS flex connects that ppl seem to like.
 

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This was the first thing I thought of when I read about the Mojave! Add the swaybar and front locker... and if the transfer case gearing isn't low enough for the wheeling I do, then throw in a Rubicon case too. I suspect it's easier to do this than to take a Rubicon and swap in the stronger frame, front steering knuckles, hydraulic bump stops, etc.
 

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I had planned on regearing anyways when I go with 37s.
I’m running 37’s at 6,000’ altitude. No issues and I get 20 miles per gallon. Save your money. As a matter of fact, buy a Rubicon and put remote reservoir shocks on it. There, saved you thousands, and you have a better Mojave.
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One thing I’m curious of is it looks like the front shock reservoirs are mounted where the sway bar disconnect motor would go. I’m wondering if that was part of the reason disconnect isn’t available on the Mojave.
 
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One thing I’m curious of is it looks like the front shock reservoirs are mounted where the sway bar disconnect motor would go. I’m wondering if that was part of the reason disconnect isn’t available on the Mojave.

I’m wondering the same thing, but it would not be hard to mount that reservoir somewhere else.
 

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I’m running 37’s at 6,000’ altitude. No issues and I get 20 miles per gallon. Save your money. As a matter of fact, buy a Rubicon and put remote reservoir shocks on it. There, saved you thousands, and you have a better Mojave.
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@Sorbs is right on target. I've said this before - buy and start with the Rubicon and modify it. You'll likely replace the shocks anyway so you're on your way to the Mojave (it means "Must-have Gladiator" around here :LOL: )
 
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I’ve thought about, but just want to try something different.
 

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I’m running 37’s at 6,000’ altitude. No issues and I get 20 miles per gallon. Save your money. As a matter of fact, buy a Rubicon and put remote reservoir shocks on it. There, saved you thousands, and you have a better Mojave.
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agree with this. This is for sale btw

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I wish Jeep would combine the Mojave and the Rubi, that would be the ultimate machine. I also believe that the Mojave has a wider stance so you may have to take that into consideration as well. Good luck and let us know how it works out. I would love to see that build.
 

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