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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:45 AM   #16
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A rear locker is more beneficial hands down, but you should never lock a d35...

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Unread 06-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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^This. If you do an axle swap to a Dana 44 or ford 8.8, my vote would go to the rear.

If you dont do a swap and lock the dana35, mythbusters proved you can polish a turd but why the hell would you want to?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #18
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This really is all dependent on the wheeling situation and the type of locker.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 09:50 AM   #19
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This really is all dependent on the wheeling situation and the type of locker.
Yes, but the OP specified neither.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #20
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I read about mudding.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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For mud I'd still say the rear is more beneficial.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #22
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Most of your weight is in the front. Given that you should not lock the D35 and even if the D35 was stronger since most of your weight is in the front.

Lock the front first.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:41 AM   #23
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Most of your weight is in the front. Given that you should not lock the D35 and even if the D35 was stronger since most of your weight is in the front.

Lock the front first.
I've tested this against other jeeps, I was locked rear they in the front. Same size tires, most of the time I wish mine was locked front rather than back because of the places they could go that I could not. (Most of the time)


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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #24
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My vote is for the rear. I was wheeling with a guy the other day. We were in the mud as usual. He had front and rear selectables. He told me the front was a waste of money he never uses it. He just locks the rear and walks through everything like it was asphalt.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #25
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I have selectables.
Will use the rear a lot, but rarely use the front. Partly because a selectable front locker is a completely different beast than an automatically locked front when it comes to trying to steer, and partly because the rear locked does pretty good.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #26
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So.... you shouldn't lock a stock rear? And y'all pretty much agree its a waste of money to lock stock axles and I should upgrade axles first? All the trails by me are rock and creek beds with some mud....when it rains, which is hardly ever...lol
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Unread 06-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #27
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So.... you shouldn't lock a stock rear? And y'all pretty much agree its a waste of money to lock stock axles and I should upgrade axles first? All the trails by me are rock and creek beds with some mud....when it rains, which is hardly ever...lol
Lock the front and don't lock the rear until you upgrade the rear able
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Unread 06-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #28
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Lock the front and don't lock the rear until you upgrade the rear able
What route is the least expensive to lock a front diff?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #29
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What route is the least expensive to lock a front diff?

A lunch box locker. Your best three choices are Spartan, Aussie, or lock right
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Unread 06-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #30
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Many of us have limited slip in the rear, it's not prefect but it's good. Lock that open front diff. Makes a huge difference.

I locked my front and twin sticked at the same time,,, best mod I ever did.


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