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post #1 of 35 Old 04-21-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendation about lockers?

I know... I know it has been spoken a lot ! I did a lot of research but didnīt find an answer.

I have rear D44 and front D30 I am thinking about lockers , since I am on a budget I cant afford a selectable one.

So the question is... What type and brand of auto lockers do you prefer and why? If you do 70% on road and 30% off road and you drive fast what would you do?

I read good things about spartan lockers. I was thinking a lsd for the rear and an aussie for the front.
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post #2 of 35 Old 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
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LSDs blow for rock climbing, would be ok for leaf looking. Aussie would be my choice if your going with a lunchbox style locker.

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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Ohh and wich one makes less noises ..
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Forget about lsd's. Aussies are very popular, cheap, and known for quality. But if you do that much on road driving, I would only do an aussie up front and save for a selectable in the rear

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Any autolocker is going to make some noise. They are all about the same there as far as i know.

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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I donīt do too much crawling I do more mudd. I understand that LSD works good in pavement and activates when one tire start spinning am I correct? In the other hand an auto locker would prevent the tire spinning right?
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I have the Ected locker by Auburn in my 06 GMC 1500 it has never failed. As far as noise is concerned I could not tell you b/c i have 33" Nitto mud graplers. nothing in my YJ yet.
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I donīt do too much crawling I do more mudd. I understand that LSD works good in pavement and activates when one tire start spinning am I correct? In the other hand an auto locker would prevent the tire spinning right?
Locker distributes the torque equally. Both wheels turn same speed.

LSD distributes the torque with bias toward the wheel with the least amount of traction. LSDs do alright in mud.

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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My YJ is not my DD but it is used on road when it snows. With that in mind I was a little afraid of an auto locker. I ended up with an Eaton E-Locker for the D30 and a rebuilt LS for the 8.8. I ran the LS 8.8 for 2 years before I added the E-Locker. For mild trail rides and mud it did well. Just apply a little brake pressure and I was moving again. Now, once I hit the rocks it was a no go as soon as a tire was lifted.

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My pos is the DD and ive had both a lockrite and detroit in my rear for over 6 years. I prefer the detroit hands down over the lockrite it doesnt click or bang nearly as bad. Its actually quite predictible. It all depends on how much you want to spend and if you can set up gears yourself. If you cant then get a powertrax no slip its the smoothest lunchbox locker I've dealt with.
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Thanks for all the comments, so if a tire liftīs the lsd wont be useful? What combination of lockers would you use? Being on a budget ...
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i found my Ected from a jeep place out in Arizona. I believe for right around $600 about 2 years ago. If i remember correctly they do 5.7 & 6.1 Hemi swaps for a decent price and they sell kits where you can do it yourself. IE:motor mounts, ecu's, and harnesses.
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I didnīt know about the Ected lockers I did some quick research I read good things, and it`s in 636$ I think I can wait a little more and go for it . Thanks dude !
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Thinking clearly itīs to much $$ haha....
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post #15 of 35 Old 04-21-2010, 09:47 PM
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well according to what everybody else says, i must have been the "unlucky one" or somthing. but i will say that i bought an aussie for my 8.8, and replaced it with a detroit after about 2 weeks. i could not stand it. it banged popped pulled and pushed all the time. the detroit will occasionally give you a little reminder, but NOTHING like that aussie.

that being said, the detroit is great on a street driven jeep. i have absolutly no regrets with the detroit, except not using it the first time.

i would go detroit rear, selectable front. i cant afford the selectable yet, so fronts open until i can.


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