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Unread 07-20-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Need some opinions on front/rear locker combo

Looking to obtain a hpd30/8.8 axle combo. 8.8 has LSD and then put an elocker in the 30.

Please give opinions, pros, cons whatever is welcome. Even flames.

This is on a DD, say once or twice a month crawler.

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Unread 07-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Be careful with the LSD in that 8.8. Like the 44a, a lot of the 8.8's out there have totally worn out lsd's. Rebuilding the LSD is still cheaper than a locker, but it's just something to look out for.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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Use the svt clutch kit in the 8.8.

The e-locker, the newest model, for the d30 is the strongest locker currently on the market.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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I have Detroit True Trac in my D30 front--Love it!!

I have Detroit No-Slip in my D35c rear--don't love it, don't hate it!! It does it's job and functions properly, just wish i had an e-locker or selectable something back there rather than the full time. I think if i had the selectable version I'd get better mileage too, but 18 on the open road ain't bad i guess considering 4.5" higher and 32" Maxxis Bighorns.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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I have a detroit auburn ected selectable locker in my d35. Pain to setup, but great ever since.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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I ran a SVT LSD kit in my YJ w/8.8 and loved it! It was great offroad and only gave me a little trouble on snow covered roads.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 07:09 AM   #7
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Thank you all. I think I'll go for it then. Also rat, thanks for the heads up on the svt clutch kit.
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