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View Poll Results: What Locker for a Dana 30
ARB Air Locker $770 4 21.05%
Auburn Etched Elelctric Locker $620 2 10.53%
Yukon Zip Air Locker $680 3 15.79%
Ox Mechanical Locker $880 4 21.05%
Lockrite Lunchbox $250 6 31.58%
Open Carrier - Cheap $50 0 0%
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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What Locker for Dana 30

What experience do you have with the above lockers and would you buy it again? I just got a D44a to swap into my GC and will need to regear so I am considering a locker at the same time. The locker will be for my front Dana 30.

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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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What experience do you have with the above lockers and would you buy it again? I just got a D44a to swap into my GC and will need to regear so I am considering a locker at the same time.
Why locker Why not GO tru-trac there awesome!
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
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Aussie and 4.56 in the d30 with U-joint axles swapped in not the CV, I like it!!!
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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Why locker Why not GO tru-trac there awesome!
I thought they would not lock up if one wheel was completely free to rotate, this happens often when crawling.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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I thought they would not lock up if one wheel was completely free to rotate, this happens often when crawling.
This is true as it is a limited slip, not a locker, but I have sean many broken Dana 30s with lockers and a club member who wheels the snot out of his Tru Trac and has never broken it on the trail in 6 years. A selectable is Ideal, only turn it on when you need it, save the wear and tear when you don't. If you are running bigger than 33s you will beak stuff with a locker. Go easy on the peddle with the wheels turned.

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I loved the TrueTrac in my D35, but I think I out grew it to the point where I needed a locker. Thats when I put a 44a under my Jeep, so I am in the same boat as the OP. I am seriously looking at the Detroit Locker for my D30 once I get the funds.

But as for the selectable lockers, my choices would be between the OX and the Auburn.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #7
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I loved the TrueTrac in my D35, but I think I out grew it to the point where I needed a locker. Thats when I put a 44a under my Jeep, so I am in the same boat as the OP. I am seriously looking at the Detroit Locker for my D30 once I get the funds.

But as for the selectable lockers, my choices would be between the OX and the Auburn.
Still got Said Tru-trac
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Still got Said Tru-trac
Yea, I got it in my garage actually. It needs a new hub on it (ring gear side) though from when my D35 took a dump. Other than that it should work perfect.

I got plenty of pictures of it in my build thread.
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I like the Auburn Ected, limited slip and full time all in one. Less chance of breaking and axle in limited slip, use full time only when really needed.
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I like the Auburn Ected, limited slip and full time all in one. Less chance of breaking and axle in limited slip, use full time only when really needed.
their site says a 31 inch is the max on Dana 30s. Anyone know if this is just for the LSD part? What effect would 32s have on it?
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Auburn says 31" for dana 30 and 33" for dana 35, alot of people run alot taller tires than that, 31"s must be playing it safe for them.
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I called them and they said that industry standard was 31" on a dana 30, they said 32s might start to degrade teh performance of the LSd but doubted it, they were more concerned about axles and the like breaking. So teh 31" tire rating is for teh axle as a whole.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 01:31 PM   #13
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The ECTED has had some problems according to the users. Slipping under load and not locking/unlocking are the more common complaints.

Why is the Eaton E-Locker not a choice? I think you overlooked one of the better choices.
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I run aussie locker F/R, D30/35 on 33's. Wheel it pretty hard at least monthly. Have only broken a DS so far. With both axles locked you dont have to gun it over crap. You can go nice and easy. The only real draw back I have is sharp turns in mud and snow. The jeep wants to track straight. You have to learn to feather the gas to unlock the front to help ya turn. Otherwise, the lockers were the best investment for the buck. You see a lot more people breaking things if they are only locked in one or none. They tend to try and power up and get running starts. I would love a selectable up front though.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 06:44 PM   #15
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Going OT here ^, your d35 holrds up fine to 33's? Never broken a shaft?

I voted lockrite because it gets the job done and is 1/3 of the price. Obviously if you have no spending limit then an ARB would be the better option.
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