3 Things I Have to Repair or Update on my Jeep

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My stock crossmember (images on right) is a case in point. I had used it pretty heavily and as you can see it needed to be replaced. On his suggestion of the right product for my 4wd style, John at Bullpen Garage @bullpengarage did the upgraded replacement with a much stronger Poison Spider Extreme Duty crossmember.

See my other “have to” upgrades in the images in this article.

What is on your “have to” repair list?

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Poison Spyder JK Extreme Duty Crossmember Upgrade


You can see the difference in the 2 Crossmembers. The Poison Spyder is also twice as thick and heavy and has performed great! With over a year of heavy wheeling it has none of the deep dents like the OEM stock crossmember.

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G2 4.88 Gears – Ring and Pinion Set


G2 Ring & Pinion Set

I’m at the tipping point with 35″ tires and the existing 4.10 stock Rubi gears. With a 6 speed manual is 4.88 enough or should I go 5.13?

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Ball Joints

TeraFlex Heavy Duty Dana 44/30 Ball Joint Kit


Ball joints have some play in them. Better to replace them in the shop then out on the trail.

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TeraFlex Heavy Duty Tie Rod Kit for 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK


TeraFlex Heavy Duty Tie Rod Kit for 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK

The stock tie rod is the only remaining front suspension piece I have left to replace. The Teraflex replacement is much beefier than stock and the joints are greaseable.

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