Limited slip or open? - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
ptrcrynn
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 122
Limited slip or open?

Looking to do 8.8 swap very soon. 93 yj 2.5 Will be doing midwest wheeling nothing to extreme. My question is should I look for a limited slip or open, I thought I read hear somewhere that your better off with an open. Anyway just want a good dependable axle, any suggestions. Thanks in advance Pat.

ptrcrynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 05:56 AM
roadyrob
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: west palm beach fl
Posts: 1,977
it depends on what your future plans are for your jeep. if you want to run a lunchbox locker like aussie or spartan get an open axle, they won't work with the limited slip carrier. limited slip works good in mud and sand, not good in rocks or any wheeling where you might loose traction to a wheel.
I have a limited slip that I'm putting in my jeep, mud and sand are all we have in Fla.

Do everything with a positive attitude, it won't always work but you'll piss enough people off to make it worthwhile.

the voices aren't real but they sure have good ideas.
roadyrob is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 07:21 AM
bogleparsons
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: fayetteville
Posts: 1,959
Personally I am going with an open 8.8 so that I can easily and cheaply lock with an Aussie or Spartan as stated above.

Limited slip i suppose is better for road manners but I like the locker more for off-road use.

If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
bogleparsons is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 12:45 PM
NHfireLJ
Web Wheeler
 
NHfireLJ's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 3,860
What are your front axle plans?

a D30 w/ Aussie and 8.8 LSD make a good combo for all sorts of terrain/ street driving...


If you want to a lunch box in the rear now or later get an open.

if you get a LSD now, and want a full locker like and ARB / OX later, then your rear end needs to come apart and be re setup so grabbing an open carrier later is no major cost to pick up.

LUCY...2005 Unlimited "LJ" Rubicon Sahara #495 Build thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my...hread-2778642/

BETTY...94 SE, Stroker 4.6, 4.5,lift,35"s,D30 Aussie, 8.8. Sold
NHfireLJ is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 01:11 PM
mrdeath2000
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surprise,
Posts: 645
Driving on the street/hwy with an auto-locker in the rear will give you a real understanding of what a race car driver calls TIGHT. If you have a manual, you will want to clutch in during a turn and coast until you are mostly straight.

If trail only, trailered, go open and auto-locker unless you have funds for ARB/OX/ECTED. If you drive to the trail, I personally would go with a rebuilt LSD with the carbon disc kit (includes the f150 spring), or a true-trac.

93' YJ 2.5L, 4.88's, 8.8, E-Locker & LSD
mrdeath2000 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 02:07 PM
MLJeeper
Registered User
 
MLJeeper's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Birmingham, Al.
Posts: 5,025
Ahhhh Auto lockers behaving badly. Should be a reality show. Unfortunately it tends to be blown out of proportion.Yes they will pop some, yes they will make some noise and sure they are not for everyone. But some make it sound like you cant hear your radio or your going to **** your pants every time you go around a curve or change a lane. Nothing could be further from the truth. The best advice to anyone considering an auto locker is to test drive one in someone elses rig. It very well may not be for you. BUT, LSDs are not good for much so dont sink a lot of money into one you will probably be happy enough with its performance in sand and mud and such. OP if you have no plans of locking the rear, ever, get the LSD and rebuild it. Might make you happy and the cost is the same..

Your limited slip differential sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
Any video of the sound?
MLJeeper is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 03:17 PM
mrdeath2000
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Surprise,
Posts: 645
they're pretty much only noisey is slow parking lot turns, and by noisy, i mean the tire chirping/scuffing, you might have to listen hard to hear the ratcheting, remember its behind a cover and in gear oil. the steering will feel tighter in turns unless in neutral or clutch in. I am not sure how much extra stress a rear auto-locker puts on components (AX-5??) if you do a lot of street driving, like a DD.

I cannot vouch for a 100% locked on the street, but my experience comes from an 80% locked rear 350z 1.5way (externally adjustable 60/80/100, never ran the 100).

My recommendation was/is based on having a full locker up front (ARB or auto-locker), not an lsd.
Test driving someones with an autolocker in the rear is a VERY solid idea, and will yield the best opinion you can get.

93' YJ 2.5L, 4.88's, 8.8, E-Locker & LSD
mrdeath2000 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
ptrcrynn
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 122
Thanks all for your replys. I guess my best bet would be to go open. Don't really plan on upgrading it though just looking to have good dependable axle for street and mild wheeling. It's not a DD anymore, so who knows.
ptrcrynn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome