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View Poll Results: Which axle should be locked first?
FRONT: Dana 30 30 65.22%
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post #16 of 43 Old 08-20-2013, 05:30 PM
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Many tj guys also use a front lunchbox locker. Mine would lockup on the road for the first 15 minutes after instal then fine after.


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post #17 of 43 Old 08-20-2013, 05:32 PM
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Looks steep and smooth...did you unstack the rocks after?

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Looks steep and smooth...did you unstack the rocks after?
Not that smooth. They were thrown in between the bigger rocks to act as a bridge because my nearly open rear couldn't push the front over them going up at that angle.



They were left there and not replaced. There's a veritable pile of them like a "take a penny" jar near this obstacle. They just get moved around as needed.

Here's some of the "rocks for everyone" not the "save the children rocks"


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Just hate it when you look forward to an obstacle only to find someone has paved the whole thing with rocks making a ramp up and over.

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Just hate it when you look forward to an obstacle only to find someone has paved the whole thing with rocks making a ramp up and over.
I agree. When you descend the obstacle going north, its like a mini avalanche that knocks the unseated rocks down to the pile at the bottom like a pachenko machine. Our granite is always shifting and the last report of the trail that I got from last weekend is that its completely trashed by some throttle happy buggies after it was closed to green sticker vehicles.

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Look into the ECTED. Limited slip is great in snow.

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I agree. When you descend the obstacle going north, its like a mini avalanche that knocks the unseated rocks down to the pile at the bottom like a pachenko machine. Our granite is always shifting and the last report of the trail that I got from last weekend is that its completely trashed by some throttle happy buggies after it was closed to green sticker vehicles.

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Look into the ECTED. Limited slip is great in snow.
Edifice...

Sorry all, back to the topic.

Front.

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Sorry all, back to the topic.

Front.
Go back to your cell and wait for your shocks.



Below the belt, that was. Hmm?

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I have the 8.8 in the rear and replaced the clutch packs with the ones the Ford racing mustangs use. You can also use the spring from a 9" Damn near like a locker
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Go back to your cell and wait for your shocks.



Below the belt, that was. Hmm?
One way to sum up all of my woes at once, it is! Yes, hmmm.

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Lock the rear or Lock both Front lockers with a Open rear are for Sissy's

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JPmagazine just had and article about this in the last issue.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/13...tial-upgrades/

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Lock the rear or Lock both Front lockers with a Open rear are for Sissy's
Yeah but the rear is a LSD. That's why I was asking. Is there enough there to work the brake with the accelerator to get the rear to act as an effective traction device or should I fully lock the rear first and worry about the front later? Or is it fine as is and just work with the front and live with the posi rear for now? That's kind of my point in this post.

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Yeah but the rear is a LSD. That's why I was asking. Is there enough there to work the brake with the accelerator to get the rear to act as an effective traction device or should I fully lock the rear first and worry about the front later? Or is it fine as is and just work with the front and live with the posi rear for now? That's kind of my point in this post.
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This used to be the popular notion but things are trending back to the autolocker up front. You dont have to keep hitting the switch it does the work and its pretty invisible in 2Wdrive. Ive used an auto up front for many years and Im switching to selectable only because it came with a matching front and rear thirdmember.
Good to know. I've been out of the game for some time. It looks like that even in our world history has a way of repeating itself.

I was reading up on the Ected, and this looks like the way that I would like to go, that's if I ever get back into the more difficult terrain. Of course, if I ever do, I have my winch to rely on too.

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