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RockHard 4x4 JL Bumper

New RockHard 4×4 JL Bumper

Have you seen the new Patriot Series rear bumper for the 2018-current JL Jeep Wrangler?

Here’s What You Need to Know

This is a heavy duty, premium quality, made in the USA upgrade that looks fantastic and is 100% bolt on, making it easy to install.  Order yours at Axleboy today for only $1399.95.

Features include:

  • 1/4″ thick plate steel
  • 100% bolt-on design
  • Frame mounted bumper/tire carrier (zero weight on tailgate/body)
  • Adjustable spare tire mount
  • Back-up camera compatible
  • Parking sensor compatible (grommets included)
    • Plastic plugs included if not sensor equipped
  • Integrated 2″ tow-rated receiver
  • Hi-Lift jack mount included (with security cable tab)
  • CB antenna mount included
  • 3rd brake light compatible
  • Integrated safety chain attachments
  • High clearance tapered sides
  • Towing electronics port provision (block off plate included)
  • 1″ thick double welded recovery tabs included
  • Powder coat included
  • All hardware included

Specifications

Weight: 150 lbs.
40″ tire rated (38″ with cargo basket/tank mounts)
Width: 70″

Easypay financing available at Axleboy Off-Road

Financing Jeep Upgrades

Get what you want or settle for less?

There’s no denying that Jeep and truck upgrades can be expensive.  At Axleboy Off-Road, we know that every dollar counts and we work hard to minimize non-essential and duplicate labor costs.  One of the most effective ways to lower overall cost is to take care of area-specific repairs and upgrades at the same time (i.e. when regearing the differential, upgrading to selectable lockers at the same time).

We know that sometimes all those awesome things you want to do, just don’t fit into the current budget.  We get it.  In the past, this situation has left a lot of Jeep and truck enthusiasts only partially satisfied, settling for something less  or having to wait another 4-6 weeks before they could move forward with the next round of upgrades, and ultimately paying more than they should have.   Not any more!

easypay finance

Axleboy Off-Road is happy to announce that we have teamed up with easypay finance to offer a variety of financing solutions for folks with good credit, bad credit and even  no credit.  Some of the features you may appreciate include:

  • Approvals up to $5,000
  • 90-day, 0% interest rebate*
  • 2-minute pre-qualification process (online)
  • No money down
  • No surprises
  • Available for people with less-than-perfect credit
  • Use for upgrades and repair services

With +80% financing approval rates and a quick, painless application process, you don’t have to wait for the next paycheck to clear or the monthly budget to reset before getting exactly what you want.  Got more questions? Stop by or call  Axleboy Off-Road today and an associate will be happy to go over all the details about financing your next upgrade or repair. 636-939-5337

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Upgraded 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Choosing the Perfect Lift

Congratulations! You’ve got a new Jeep and now you’re ready to make it a one-of-a-kind custom ride.  Aftermarket suspension, tires, wheels, bumpers, LED lights and more.  With so many available upgrades and custom accessories, almost anything is possible.

We see hundreds of Jeeps every year, and enjoy guiding people as they take their ride through the transition from stock to stud.  Most folks that we see, buy a new Jeep with the intention of using it as a full-time daily driver and part-time off-road warrior; for camping, hunting, fishing, organized off-roading etc.  Sound familiar?

One of the first modifications on their “to do” list is: Raise the ride.  We think of this as a hinge decision that will effect almost every other major upgrade/modification, including tires size, axle upgrades and more.  One of the most common introductory Jeep lifts installed at Axleboy is the 2.5” Teraflex suspension lift.

Teraflex Lift 2.5in

2.5″ Suspension Lift

The 2.5″ Teraflex Lift is a Good Place to Start

Like we mentioned, the 2.5” Teraflex suspension lift is an introductory lift.  That being said, it offers a modest amount of additional clearance and is capable of tackling many off-road trails without losing the functionality you would expect from a daily driver.  Here are just a few points to consider before deciding on a 2.5″ liftt:

  • It provides enough lift to comfortably fit up to a 35” tire
  • It gives plenty of clearance to tackle most light-medium rated trails
  • Maintains low center of gravity
  • Fewer parts to install help keep costs down
  • Same/one-day installation
  • Excellent ride quality
  • No significant changes to drive line angles
3" Lift with Flex Arms

3″ Lift with Flex Arms

Just A Little Taller With a 3” Lift

Every inch of clearance counts when you are taking the road less traveled…but what about every ½ inch?  Before going for that additional ½ inch of clearance with a 3” lift consider this:

  • Changes in drive line angles may require a new front drive shaft
  • Additional parts involved in the lift amount to higher parts and labor costs
  • Comfortably fits up to a 35” tire
  • Allows for plenty of flex under the wheel well
  • Install may take up to 2 days

Can You Take Me Higher?…Say 4 Inches or More?

4" Long Arm Lift Kit

4″ Long Arm Lift Kit

Do you want to roll with the big dogs and go places that no stock Jeep would ever dream? Going bigger on both lift and tires may be the answer.  With a minimum 4” lift:

  • There is now enough space to fit 37” tires
  • Serious consideration should be given to upgrading both front and rear axles
  • We strongly recommend new front and rear drive shafts
  • Bigger tires will necessitate re-gearing the differential ratios. Proper gearing will give back some of the power that is lost when increasing tire circumference.
  • Significantly more parts (flex arms, brackets, exhaust spacer, etc) increases the overall cost of installation
  • Proper installation may take 3-4 days (actual install time may vary)
  • Be aware that your Jeep will have a higher center of gravity and you may not fit in the parking garage any more
  • Your Jeep will be nearly unstoppable off-road and you’ll be the envy of everyone you work with

We are a fully stocked and qualified Jeep modification shop. In addition to providing access to a huge selection of lift kits, we also do tires, wheels, axles, differentials, bumpers, fenders, recovery gear, LED lights and more.  Be sure to give us a call or stop by the shop before your next mod.

D.I.Y. or Leave it to the Pros?

With YouTube videos and e-how at the fingertips of society, people have more confidence than ever when it comes to working on their Jeep.  We think it’s great to see people excited about getting greasy, but some projects are still better left to the professionals.

Here are three good examples to illustrate why you should think about letting the professionals at Axleboy handle your next repair or upgrade:

DIY_4.1

 

 

1. Upside Down and Backwards:

This control arm was installed by a D.I.Y.er and his friend.  Unfortunately, it was installed upside down and backwards.  This easy mistake makes steering and handling only slightly more difficult than it should be.

 

 

 

 

 

Split Crush Sleeve

 

 

2. Cracked Crush Sleeve

 The trick behind installing a crush sleeve is to actually crush it.  A snug fit just isn’t enough in this case.  The first time that a Jeep is put in gear, if the crush sleeve was not properly crushed during installation, it will create a gap between the pinion and ring gear.  This gap allows for unwanted movement within the carrier, which will eventually cause the crush sleeve to split.

 

 

 

Damaged Ring Gear

 

 

3. Chipped Ring Gear

Improper handling of parts before and during installation can cause what looks like minor damage.  Unfortunately even minor damage can render a brand new ring gear absolutely worthless.

 

Stop by or call Axleboy TODAY at (636) 939-JEEP and let us get the job done right!

 We’ll even set you up with one of our man-vans so you can keep rolling while your Jeep is in the shop.