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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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full time locker all round ?

you guys think i am creating a undrivable (city streets) jeep if i have full time lockers in both the front and rear diffs ? I really don't know what to expect. Spartan locker is allready installed in front. plans for a aussie locker for the rear are being formulated. Hear a free spin kit (locking hubs) may be necessary, again don't really know yet. Gotta got to driving it again!!

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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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If your front axle is stock, then you won't have any issues in the front being that it is already free spinning until you engage 4x4. Your rear will take getting used to as it will chirp tires when cornering. You will not be able to accelerate into a turn.

Honestly I would say leave the rear alone as you don't want to put money into your rear axle. It's the d 35 and its junk. Wait until you get an 8.8 and also I don't think it's necessary to have a lunchbox locker in the rear as the front will make you much more capable already.


Start with and Aussie up front.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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U should b fine, I drive around with a spool in the rear and a Spartan locker upfront w no real issues.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Spartan is fine upfront even with a TJ solid passanger shaft since there is no power being put down to the front in 2wd. Spartan and all autolockers need torque from the driveshaft to lock, so the front is no problem.

The rear will be extremely noticeable all of the time. It will pop, click, drag the ties around turns and lock/release unexpectedly in the rain on turns.
Some say it's ok once you get used to it. I would not do it to a DD. I would not do it to a D35 either.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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U should b fine, I drive around with a spool in the rear and a Spartan locker upfront w no real issues.
The issues ARE real, you've just chosen to ignore them or get used to them.
Tire wear is faster, turning radius is reduced. However, a spool is more predicctable than a lunchbox in the rear. It will never unlock or lock on you in the middle of a turn and throw you into the other lane
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Unread 02-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Have you considered a Limited Slip Differential? You still get power in both wheels, but it performs more like an open differential on the road. I think it would be a good compromise between lockers and the stock open differential.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 01:15 PM   #7
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I don't think you should put an autolocker in the rear. Either limited slip or selectable locker is the way to go.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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Locked axle on dry pavement is not comfortable to drive
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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I've ran a lock-right in the rear for over 10 years. just have to learn how to handle it on the pavement. 5 years as a DD.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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Drove auto lockers on mine as a daily driver for years without issue. Snow and ice may be a concern for you up there though. LSDs suck, invest the money on a selectable before you waste it on a LSD.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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hmmm u dont get much snow in rupert, but it will make driving in the snow somewhat interesting, it will come around on u very fast and unpredictabley
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Unread 02-11-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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Spartan is fine upfront even with a TJ solid passanger shaft since there is no power being put down to the front in 2wd. Spartan and all autolockers need torque from the driveshaft to lock, so the front is no problem.

The rear will be extremely noticeable all of the time. It will pop, click, drag the ties around turns and lock/release unexpectedly in the rain on turns.
Some say it's ok once you get used to it. I would not do it to a DD. I would not do it to a D35 either.
X2. Front locker with solid shafts works great. I would not invest in a locker for the d35 (been there done that). 8.8 is a great fairly inexpensive way to upgrade your rear axle.
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