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post #1 of 8 Old 02-09-2011, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Front Locker?

Hi, just want to be sure.

Can I install a front locker under an 88 YJ and still use it as a DD? Would a rear locker be better? Should I install a Posi-Lock? Any one brand of locker better?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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If you install in the front you will only notice it when you're in 4WD. The posi-lock won't matter because it relies on your carrier being open...Unless you want 3WD for some reason.

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yup you can. I have one in my TJ and drive it every day.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-10-2011, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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yup you can. I have one in my TJ and drive it every day.
Is yours front or rear? What brand do you have? Are you happy with it? Was it hard to install?

















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Is yours front or rear? What brand do you have? Are you happy with it? Was it hard to install?

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He has an Aussie in the front axle.

They are not hard to install but you basically have to take your entire front end apart so do it when you have a good Saturday afternoon. You need to remove the front tires, brakes, axle shafts. Then drain the diff fluid, remove the cover, 4 bolts remove the carrier. Then you have to take the ring gear off of the carrier and replace the spider gears with the locker unit.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-10-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. Still have 1 question. Is it better to have a locker in the front or the rear? The vehicle is a DD and does highway miles and occasionally tows a small camp trailer(1200 Lbs). I was thinking front would be best because it would only be used when in 4by. But if it would be "streetable" maybe rear is better. I just don't have experience in this area. Any info will help.

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-10-2011, 10:57 AM
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if your jeep is not going off road that much and just doing simple trails towing the trailer and has been doing fine so far why even bother with the front locker.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-10-2011, 11:03 AM
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The front aussie is the best bang for the buck. $250 gets you tons more capability. It will click slightly on road when turning, but handling wise it affects nothing in 2wd.

Im not a YJ guy, but I think that you have the cad disconnect front axle shafts with the small u joints. It would be a good idea to pick up some used TJ shafts for cheap and pop some new spicer u joints in. used shafts for 75 maybe plus 45 for the joints.

The only lockers that are good for the rear on a DD are selectables IMO, especially since you tow. They are $800 + and locking a d35 isnt that great of an idea.
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