need help with lockers - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > need help with lockers

XJ Rail Sale!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!Vanco Big Brake Kit Promotion!

Reply
Unread 11-30-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
BIGJoe29
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Yorba Linda, California
Posts: 192
need help with lockers

if i have a stock 1990 yj, what r the specs for the gearing and such. i am looking at lockers but know nothing about this. any help will b appreciated

__________________
2.5L w/ AX-5, NP231J w/ Rugged Ridge SYE and XJ front driveshaft, open D30 and D35 w/ 4.10 ratio, stock JK 18in wheels w/ Spydertrax 1.25in spacers and 32in toyo at, 2.5in RC lift with .5in shackles(BESRK), rear TJ flares. 8.8 rebuild soon
BIGJoe29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-30-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
95jeelyj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: new boston, mi
Posts: 52
It's in the stickys.... But what motor and trans do you have ?
95jeelyj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-30-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
J33Pyj
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 669
I have a 90YJ with 4banger and 5speed. I run 4:88 gears and an Aussie in the front D30. Never an issue and the added traction is awsome.
__________________
90 yj/ 4:88 gears/33x12.50x15 Super Swamper TRXUS Mud Terrains/K&N air system/2.5L/D30front aussie equip'd/D35 rear / 3in BL/ 2in shackle lift / XRC8 Winch

If you havent broken it, you havent been wheelin
J33Pyj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #4
jeepinvader
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 637
You've got the 2.4L, so most likely your axles are 4.10 ratio. There's lots of threads and info on lockers, so searching will probably answer most of your questions.
__________________
Free Chuck!
jeepinvader is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 01:23 AM   #5
plumber1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 2,216
A lot on gearing depends on your tire size, final tire size not current size
__________________
I can quite drinking anytime I want, but hey I'm no quitter :)


White Jeep Club #224
plumber1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 01:33 AM   #6
dillonjm
30mm @ 70/sec
 
dillonjm's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Posts: 4,061
First questions I'd ask is what are you looking to get out of your modifications, what mods do you currently have on the Jeep (IE lift, tire size, etc), are your axles currently stock or have they been swapped out for something stronger, etc, etc..

Answer all those and you should be able to get some good answers from the dudes on here.
__________________
03 Rubicon (Weekend Toy) Build thread

11 Ram 2500 - 6.7 Cummins (DD/Tow Rig)

05 Liberty Limited (Wife's): Minor mods, OME/JBA Suspension, 245 70/17 Duratracs
dillonjm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 01:43 AM   #7
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by dillonjm View Post
First questions I'd ask is what are you looking to get out of your modifications, what mods do you currently have on the Jeep (IE lift, tire size, etc), are your axles currently stock or have they been swapped out for something stronger, etc, etc..

Answer all those and you should be able to get some good answers from the dudes on here.
This dude agrees! Figure out why you get stuck on the trail and go from there.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #8
burnout189
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Waynesboro PA
Posts: 623
i would never lock the dana 35 rear. and i would never again buy a "lunchbox" style (lock-right, aussie...) locker for a street driven Jeep. go detroit, or a selectable style. :2cents:

this is going to be another one of those threads that turns into the OP talking about throwing 60's or 9's under the jeep
__________________
A full sized Fleet of Jeeps

BARNHART'S AUTO REPAIR
burnout189 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 01:17 AM   #9
BIGJoe29
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Yorba Linda, California
Posts: 192
im just a rookie and know nothing haha. i am getting a 2.5 in lift and 31's shortly. do lockers keep the jeep in gear cuz i was doing some light offroad and i hit went over a curb sized bump and it popped out of gear. will lovkers solve this?
__________________
2.5L w/ AX-5, NP231J w/ Rugged Ridge SYE and XJ front driveshaft, open D30 and D35 w/ 4.10 ratio, stock JK 18in wheels w/ Spydertrax 1.25in spacers and 32in toyo at, 2.5in RC lift with .5in shackles(BESRK), rear TJ flares. 8.8 rebuild soon
BIGJoe29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 01:21 AM   #10
91BoD
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 644
No

Lockers keep the wheel with the most traction spinning and providing propulsion Vs. an open differential which will transfer power to the wheel with the least traction (IE if one tire is in the air you will go no where)
91BoD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 09:26 AM   #11
Spuznick242
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: , PA
Posts: 805
Sounds like he has a loose bracket on the transmission or just happened to hit it just right that made it pop out of gear....its nothing that a locker will do.
__________________
DD- 1995 YJ 2.5L, Cat delete, 19lb injectors, 30/9.5r15
Trail Rig- 1994 YJ 4.0L, Rubicon Express 4.5inch lift, 1inch body, D30 Aussie, 33/12.5/r15 Cooper Mud Terrains, front bumper, rocker guards
Spuznick242 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #12
jeepster93
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 3,960
If getting unstuck is the issue...
Get a winch.

A locker is just as likely to get you MORE stuck as to get you unstuck.

A locker will get you deeper into the stuck before you get...stuck, now deeper in the hole than without the locker. More stuck.
jeepster93 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #13
wendell
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: grafton ohio
Posts: 3,292
A locker won't hold up in the rear stock dana 35, you will waste your money. It's not if it will break, but when. You should upgrade to the ford 8.8 with a locker.
__________________
1987 wrangler, 258 I-6, 5-speed.
2007 liberty sport 4X4, automatic
2009 ford ranger 4x4 FX4 OFF/ROAD, 5-speed
wendell is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #14
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,233
I'm gonna go ahead and say it. OP: if you don't know what lockers are, you don't need them. Base your build on what you need on the trail. If you come back and say "I thought I had 4wd, why do the wrong wheels spin so much when I'm stuck?" then I would recommend a locker. In the meantime, put the catalog down and go for a drive.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM   #15
burnout189
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Waynesboro PA
Posts: 623
i just re-read my earlier post, and im sorry if i sounded like a jerk, i didnt mean to. lol

but i would agree, that you most likely dont need lockers yet. There is ALOT of reading for you to do on the interwebs, when you arent driving the jeep just click around here on jeepforum, or any other place for that matter.

Before you know it, you will be hip deep in the most interesting article you have ever read, and learning a ton about your jeep in the mean time.
__________________
A full sized Fleet of Jeeps

BARNHART'S AUTO REPAIR
burnout189 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
differential , jeep , lockers , YJ

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.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

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.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.