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Unread 01-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #16
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http://lokka.com/site/buy/item/4908/US

They are the manufacturer for Aussie lockers. $250 shipped is awesome. I bought mine from Aussie though and paid whatever the pricing is on their site. $330 or something I believe.

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Unread 01-22-2014, 03:08 PM   #17
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As for install, is it just a simple carrier swap? No need the touch R&P backlash and all that?
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Unread 01-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #18
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You don't even need to pull the carrier. I did to install the locker on a work bench, but you just pull the spider gears and then the locker goes in it's place.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 12:21 AM   #19
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Can it handle upto 33" tires with stock D44a shafts?
Kind of off topic, but I see all too many ZJ owners with 4" IRO Lift kits. Are these a pretty popular suspension setup for the GC?
Are you able to fit 33" tires with mild trimming?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 02:48 AM   #20
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A 44A can handle up to 35s depending on driving habits. 33s wouldn't be a problem but could stress your front axle. IRO makes really good quality components; that's why they're so popular. They also offer some of the most complete kits out there. I'm running their benchmark 3.5" kit with fixed front upper and lower IRO arms, custom length fixed lower IRO arms, and adjustable upper rear arms. I also have their adjustable trackbars. I have .75" spacers up front along with the stock isolator with the lift coils. The rear has low mileage V8 coils. I netted 4" of lift front and rear (I measure 22" hub to fender). 33s won't fit without trimming though. I rubbed my bumper cover with the 31s before I trimmed it.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #21
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Well, I picked it up today. The engine is quiet as can be and the transmission shifts like a dream. However....the TRANSFERCASE. Oh boy, that infamous NP249. It it crackin and poppin like no other. The front tires are binding and chirping a bit during tight turns. I think its safe to say the VC is TOAST in this case. So I suppose I could either go to a transmission shop and get a quote for a new VC install on the 249, ORRR, find a used 231 and drop it in its place
Anyone have a 231 or 242 for sale?

Here is my to-do list.

-Fluids Flush:
-Transmission (Type of fluid)?
-D44a and D30 fluids (Non limited slip D44) What fluid would be best for these two axles?
-Radiator Flush, do these 5.2's require HOAT coolant like the Inline 6?
-I just bought 4qts of Valvoline 10W-30 and 1qt of Marvels Mystery Oil for my oil change.

Ignition and Spark
-Spark Plugs. The owner had left 8 Champion Double Platinums #7071 (How do these specific plugs do in the 5.2)?
-Wires Set. What does everyone like on these engines?

I Just put on a new serpentine belt, idler and tensioner pulley. Engine wise, I think it is pretty damn cherry. I think I need a Flowmaster 40 at the end of this engine, because it sounds soo damn quiet. For it having 145,000 on it, it really sounds titties.

The front axle has a leaking inner axle seal on the passenger side. I can see diff fluid running down the right knuckle when i crawled underneath. Is there a write up for that specific job? Then last, but not least...im getting a noise from the right rear fender from inside the cab. Which leads me to believe it is either a bad brake setup, or maybe a axle bearing? What does everyone think?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 08:21 PM   #22
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-Fluids Flush:
-Transmission (Type of fluid)?
atf+4
-D44a and D30 fluids (Non limited slip D44) What fluid would be best for these two axles?
80w90 for both, 75w140 in the rear if you will be doing hauling
-Radiator Flush, do these 5.2's require HOAT coolant like the Inline 6?
all jeeps are "required" to have HOAT. HOAT based coolant didn't come out until after the ZJs were made so take your pick. Half the people here just run what ever, honestly.
-I just bought 4qts of Valvoline 10W-30 and 1qt of Marvels Mystery Oil for my oil change.
that stuff seems to be pretty popular

Ignition and Spark
-Spark Plugs. The owner had left 8 Champion Double Platinums #7071 (How do these specific plugs do in the 5.2)?
Any copper plug, champions are fine. Nothing fancy, just cheapo full copper cored plugs. These motors aren't picky other than that
-Wires Set. What does everyone like on these engines?
I picked up what ever middleground priced set that autozone had on their list. Nothing too cheap, nothing too expensive. You'll be fine there

I Just put on a new serpentine belt, idler and tensioner pulley. Engine wise, I think it is pretty damn cherry. I think I need a Flowmaster 40 at the end of this engine, because it sounds soo damn quiet. For it having 145,000 on it, it really sounds titties.
I have a cherry bomb tube style on mine. Works great but I get the sputtering/popping after I stomp on the gas pedal then let off it when out of gear.. Probably due to less restriction over OEM, running rich, etc
your last question, sounds like a bearing to me..
You'll have to ask around for the rest. Hope that helps!
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Unread 01-23-2014, 11:38 PM   #23
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Mk. How do I go about removing the bearing from the axle tube?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 02:36 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure you have to pull the axle shafts to do it. You might as well order that locker and just take it apart once.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:21 AM   #26
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I'm pretty sure you have to pull the axle shafts to do it. You might as well order that locker and just take it apart once.
I like the way you think schultz
Now as for plugs. I read Autolite 3923 are the copper plug of choice, does everyone agree?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:30 AM   #27
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I've been running some double tipped iridium plugs in mine for a couple years now with no issues. I got them before I read on here that these things only like stock style copper plugs. I'm pretty torn on what to get next. I'll probably go back to Cu.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:39 AM   #28
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Autolite or Champion coppers are fine.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #29
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Schultz, i threw in some factory Autolites 3924's. Smoother running than the double plats...thats for sure!
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Unread 01-25-2014, 06:26 PM   #30
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I'll probably be going to copper plugs this summer when I have the time to switch. My plugs should still be fine, but I kinda want to see what kind of difference the "correct" plugs will make.
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