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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Front or rear locker first?

If you guys had an option, which axle would get the locker first? Front or rear?

Stock axles, mainly used for running mud.

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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Front. Don't put money into the stock rear d35.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Front, not only because of the 35 but you will get better performance as oppose to have one only in the rear. Think about cars on on an icy road, which one handles better? Rear wheel drive or front wheel drive....
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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Rear. Or both

If front lockers and lds's were so good the factory's would install them in the front instead of the rear on their trucks


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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Rear. Or both

If front lockers and lds's were so good the factory's would install them in the front instead of the rear on their trucks

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No, they are installed in the rear from factory for turning and street driveability reasons....
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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #8
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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #9
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I wouldn't screw around with the rear for any reason. However if you upgraded the rear to a stronger unit then a selectable would maintain stock street manners and it wouldn't matter. The front axle would be best paired with a lunchbox locker for most applications.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:31 AM   #10
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The d35 s fine for what I do, I beat the crap out of it offroading and its never broke
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:43 AM   #11
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The d35 s fine for what I do, I beat the crap out of it offroading and its never broke
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:51 AM   #12
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And if it breaks ill buy another one, every part in the jeep will break at some point, not gonna upgrade them all
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:57 AM   #13
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Now if you lock the front, won't that cause the drive shaft to spin all of the time?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #14
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Now if you lock the front, won't that cause the drive shaft to spin all of the time?
yes but but tj's front drive shaft spin from the factory and they dont seem to have a probleme with it. mine spin all the time since last year and i have no probleme with it yet.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #15
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Now if you lock the front, won't that cause the drive shaft to spin all of the time?
A simple driveshaft balance will remedy any problem.
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