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post #1 of 29 Old 12-12-2007, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Locker suggestions???

I am looking to drop a locker into the rear of the ride. It a 8.8 and I was loocking at the lock rite from power track...

I really dont want to go with air lockers, cuse the luck I have been having here lately with the wrm isnt do good. Besides the less moving parts the better for me.
The wrm is my DD as well but just for in town, matbe city driving once in a blue moon.

I have 3.73 gears in the rear what would be a good locker to put in??

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post #2 of 29 Old 12-12-2007, 10:11 PM
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post #3 of 29 Old 12-12-2007, 10:11 PM
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Aussie locker. Great lockers from what i hear. Just like the lock rite, but cheaper. I bought em for my Jeep.

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would it be better to do the front or rear first? I have noticed on some postings that guys have a locker in the front and not the rear.
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post #5 of 29 Old 12-13-2007, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by WGLWRM
would it be better to do the front or rear first? I have noticed on some postings that guys have a locker in the front and not the rear.
most choose to lock the front over the rear because they still have the D35 in the rear or for the ability to make it disappear in 2wd. but a locker in either end will dramatically improve your traction. lock whichever you like and then save up for the other end

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Since he has the 8.8 in the rear strength isn't an issue. I would therefor lock the rear as typically there is more benefit from a locked rear than locked front. I prefer the strength and simplicity of a Detroit Locker, however, this would require a gear set up. If you are already going to regear than it's not an issue. However, if you are already happy with your gearing then dropping in a lunch box like an Aussie is by far the cheapest and easiest and still give you a strong unit (just not as strong as a full carrier unit).

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I run the lok-rite in the front, but the Aussie is just the same and cheaper. Like said above, I like running it up front, because in 2wd it's like it's not there with the axle disco.

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I vote for the Detroit Locker as well if your gonna regear, but i also run an aussie in the front and love it. The powertrax locker is a bit more expensive option for a lunchbox locker but is MUCH smoother and completely quiet for a daily driver. Ive been real impressed with the one in my brother in laws TJ. But for the price of the powertrax your getting close to a full locker price.

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post #9 of 29 Old 12-13-2007, 10:32 PM
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Anything selectable. I' m not a fan of full or lunchbox lockers for DD vehicles, especially in bad weather states. Another good option and less than a selectable are the TruTrac units. Work great for any offroad other than hardcore rockcrawling.

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Originally Posted by northjeep
aussie in mine and loving it.
lunchbox style!


I had an aussie in my dana 30 and I destroyed everything around it Ring gear, crome moly axles, u-joints, EVRYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! and when I chucked the dana 30 I un instALLED it and installed it in a tj with 37's and it it is still in service today!!!! big ups for a great product

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Originally Posted by jeeepguy
I' m not a fan of full or lunchbox lockers for DD vehicles, especially in bad weather states.
I can see a full locker not working out, but the lunchboxes do allow differentiation when turning.

Another plus for lunchboxes...inexpensive, and they simply drop in.
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I have an eaton e-locker in my 8.8. It works very well and it cost about $550.00. I like being able to select if I want the rear locked or not.


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post #13 of 29 Old 12-14-2007, 08:48 AM
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I've been running an Eaton E-Locker in my 8.8 for over 4 years now and I really like it.
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post #14 of 29 Old 12-14-2007, 10:39 AM
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i have AUSSIE front. my jeep is DD. if you lock the rear and drive in rain or snow, you can have bad driving problems. rear wheels try to push themselves right in front of the front wheels.

installation, in a D35 (which you dont have, you just pull the spider gears) on front D30, you HAVE to pull the Carrier to install it. so pick your poison. I installed in the front. so i DONT wear my tires faster, i dont stick turns and when it is raining i am safe, but the little mudding i do, i do good! i recommend front.

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I have a Powertrax in my front D30 92 YJ that has been in there probably since 95. I have had no problems with it. When my rear D35 wore out at 60,000 there was no way that I was going to put any money into it to fix it so I replaced it with a D44 with a Detroit Locker and disks. At that time I lifted the Jeep. I like the Detroit but at times when I shift it does a little dance. I have read that that is normal. I have never driven it on a snowy road and I am not sure I would want to. My wife does not like to drive it so has a Rubicon on order to get the e-lockers.
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