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Unread 08-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #16
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My neighbor has a 95 yj, 4.0 locked in rear only and running 35s. He's never had a problem with his. And he said do the rear because if you do the front, the driveshaft will always be spinning, since he doesn't have lockout hubs..
I'm not sure if he's going to run a full time locker or one he can disengage, I'll find that one out..
And yes I'm fully aware yj did not come with front lock out hubs..!

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Unread 08-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #17
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^Except the D30 is a lot stronger than the D35, so there shouldn't REALLY be a need to carry spare shafts unless you're rocking some 37" monsters and are climbing rocks.
Lol, you need to go wheeling with me some time. I typically blow a front shaft every time I go out. I carry 2 spares per side fully assembled. Takes me under ten minutes to swap one out anytime anywhere. A locked 30 can and will blow shafts. Trust me
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Unread 08-16-2011, 06:46 PM   #18
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just wonder wouldnt the front be better for the fact that those are the first thing to run over rocks and such.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #19
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just wonder wouldnt the front be better for the fact that those are the first thing to run over rocks and such.
Exactly. That and most of the weight is biased towards the front of the vehicle as well with the engine and such. Also weight transfer on descents. Climbs the weight shifts to the rear so it's not going to help as much in that scenario
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #20
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Lol, you need to go wheeling with me some time. I typically blow a front shaft every time I go out. I carry 2 spares per side fully assembled. Takes me under ten minutes to swap one out anytime anywhere. A locked 30 can and will blow shafts. Trust me
You're still running 35" tires though

Also depends on the type of wheeling you do, for example, trails wouldn't give you issue. If all you climb through is 25"+ tall rocks and ruts deeper than your jeep is tall, then yeah you're gunna break something.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #21
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #22
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^Except the D30 is a lot stronger than the D35, so there shouldn't REALLY be a need to carry spare shafts unless you're rocking some 37" monsters and are climbing rocks.
I broke my d30 shafts climbing rocks on 33s with a 2.5l the D30 is only good for 35's max imo
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #23
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Lock fron the hp30 the yjs came stock with can handle more than the stock d35 locked can. Some i hear get lucky, lock the d35 with 33-35" tires and wont have a problem but idk i still run the 35 with 33s open and hasnt exploded yet but my yj is dd and since where i live is nothing but mostly flat land and rarely rains it too it doesnt see as much offroad as it should be seeing and plus im still in school.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #24
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You're still running 35" tires though

Also depends on the type of wheeling you do, for example, trails wouldn't give you issue. If all you climb through is 25"+ tall rocks and ruts deeper than your jeep is tall, then yeah you're gunna break something.
True. I didn't blow my first joint until I stepped up to 35s. Supposedly the 760x joints hold up better, but TJs are hard to find in the junkyards around here. XJs are all over so it's fast and easy to grab shafts from them for spares for cheap, so I keep running the smaller joint shafts.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 11:59 PM   #25
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Lock the front first. I did and love it!
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Unread 08-17-2011, 12:26 AM   #26
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I flat tow my yj all the time behind my motorhome. Will locking the front cause many issues? Running 4:88's with D30 upfront and 8.8 rear.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #27
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a locked front will pull you through/over anything
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Unread 08-17-2011, 08:08 AM   #28
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My front 30 has had a lock-rite for the last 70K miles or so, never done anything more than change the gear lube once a year.
Also in that time I have wore out 2 ujoint on each side. never enough to hut a shaft.
I run 32s.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 08:11 AM   #29
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I flat tow my yj all the time behind my motorhome. Will locking the front cause many issues? Running 4:88's with D30 upfront and 8.8 rear.
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It's not a bad idea to disco the front driveshaft when flat towing with a front locker. At least with a lunchbox or auto locker. With a selectable it's not a problem.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 08:24 AM   #30
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The front spinning all of the time is a non issue, just balance the front ds if you need to.
I have a 8.8 lsd in the rear and a lock rite locker in the front, I can go places that scare me.

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