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Unread 02-15-2014, 04:02 AM   #1
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another locker & axle question

Am Regearing to 4.10's. D30hp front and 8.8 rear.
Which is better an 8.8 LSD and just add shims/clutches or get open diff and add lunchbox?
Thinking of getting waggy 44 front and just lunchbox there since its got locking hubs.
Also looking for input on using the Dodge hubs to make it live ( don't really like to lock in hubs)
Not worried about lug patterns.
I mud in Florida and decent flexing.
This rig off roads ALOT. and I dd it too.
Its a 92 on 8.5" rustys la kit with 35/14.50/15's. I know 4.10's aren't perfect but I run 3.73's now and it pulls good. 4.10's are easier and cheaper for me.

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Unread 02-15-2014, 05:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by uberxj92 View Post
Its a 92 on 8.5" rustys la kit with 35/14.50/15's. I know 4.10's aren't perfect but I run 3.73's now and it pulls good. 4.10's are easier and cheaper for me.
Deep mud bogs, huh? It's kinda high

I would get axles with an open diffs and lunchbox the front & rear. Since you're mostly doing mudding and some other stuff, you really want traction, and no clutch- type LSD is gonna provide you with that.

I had an F8.8/ 4.88s/ Detroit locker at the back of my XJ on 35s, daily drove it as well, in the rear IMO an auto-locker is almost unnoticable. You know it's there but it doesn't matter since it won't really make your turning radius increase or anything like that. You sometimes chirp the rears a bit more on tight corners in city driving, or turning into a parking lot, but that's about it. Even winter driving on snowy/ icy roads with the Creepy Crawlers I had was a blast. Certainly tail-happy, but always predictable Since you're in Florida, you don't have to worry the slightest bit about winter qualities
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