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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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LSD Differential for 2WD

2001 2WD AW4 - Dana 35 rear
2.5 OME lift
Jeeps at the shop and I have a hunch they're gonna want to replace the carrier bearings. Is this a $$ replacement? I'm pretty sure it is and wonder if it's time to put in a limited slip differential while they're in there. This is my DD and I drive about 100 miles a day for work at mostly high speeds. I don't do any serious off-road just camping and blasting around in the desert and some medians from time to time. I'm pretty happy with it's capability as it is but more is always better Would my driving so much at high speeds (average 80) with a LSD wear any faster than just replacing with stock? If not any recommendations from the gallery?
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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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What is your budget ? A stock clutch type Limited Slip will last about 60-80,000 before it needs a simple rebuild. About $100 for the LSD, plus fresh bearings, and install labor to re-setup the ring and pinion. A True-Trac mechanical Limited Slip will cost more about $400, plus bearings, and R&P install labor, but it will last forever.

I would suggest installing a used Chrysler 8.25 rear axle and a Lock Right or Aussie style Lunch Box Locker. You can install both in your driveway with simple hand tools and save the cost of fresh bearings and the $3-600 R&P install labor.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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where are you getting the lsd from, If buying a new lsd, it is prob. going to be cheaper to just buy a lunch box locker such as a aussie locker or a tru-track. If you are going to pull one from the junk yard you take a chance of it being shot/bad clutches ?


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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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So a locker would be a better choice? I was just looking at - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f126/...rtrax-1065294/ its a 8.25 with a powertrax locker. Is the D35-8.25 swap a big deal? I'm pretty handy but if I can't bust it out in a weekend, I'm stuck with a mechanic that can get me back on the road. C-17... is that $3,000 you mentioned?!?! My last Jeep needed a new rear end and I think that was about $1,600, so double the cost to add a locker? Anyhow, I am prepared for another $1,600 hit if I have to but wanted to know what best to do... I want to keep this Jeep!!!
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A Locker provides better traction than a Limited Slip. Lockers also cost a bit more and if you need to re-set the R&P labor gets expensive. Lockers also are a little noisy and can have some very slight behaviors when you drive. Lots of people have lockers in their daily drivers, I have 2, so they aren't a big deal. Which is better depnds on what you want for your Jeep.

I got a used Chry 8.25 to replace my D35 for $100 and a No-Slip. I installed both in my driveway in a few hours. You may want to find a drive shaft for a Chry 8.25. it is about 1" different in length than a D35 drive shaft.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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So the 8.25 should be a direct fit except the DS and U bolts? So the link I posted isn't a bad deal given the locker he's using is about $400? Or this one with an Aussie? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f126/...cover-1015448/
So I'll see what my mechanic comes back at me with. I just don't want to spend alot of $ to rebuild a stock D35. I'd rather spend the $ on something better, and looks to me if I go this route I might save a bunch
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Have you looked at any junk yards ? Here at the local pick-n-pull any rear end is 79.95 and you can get an aussie for around 330.00 from torque masters. just a thought . Not sure where you are , but both those links on axels were pick up only, one was in MO. and the other in NJ




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